Doyon Gives Back
Doyon, Limited’s corporate values are visible in the general fund, which supports nonprofit programs and services that align with the corporation’s mission statement:
- To enhance our position as a financially strong Native corporation
- To promote the economic and social well-being of our shareholders
- To strengthen our Native way of life and to protect and enhance our land and resources
Because strong corporate citizenship arises from healthy community partnerships, Doyon prioritizes its giving in communities where it does business. Nonprofit organizations that support the wellbeing of Doyon shareholders are eligible to receive general fund support, including tribal councils and others championing rural education and economic development. Doyon also donates to Alaska Native cultural programs that enhance the Native way of life in the Interior.
There were over 150 recipients in Doyon’s 2018 fiscal year, and beneficiaries broadly include nonprofit agencies, tribal and village councils, schools and cultural events.
- $447,233 to 501©3 nonprofit entities
- $19,000 given to 19 schools in the Doyon region
- $14,000 given to 28 villages and/or tribes in the Doyon region
- $10,000+ to Doyon Foundation, Denakkanaaga, Tanana Chiefs Conference Hunt Fish Task Force, Alaska Federation of Natives, and Fairbanks Native Association
- $5,000 – $10,000 to American Heart Association, Athabascan Fiddlers Festival, Downtown Association of Fairbanks, Alaska Children’s Trust, Alaska Dog Mushers Association, World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and American Cancer Society
Doyon requires each applicant to submit a completed application, and an anonymous donations committee carefully evaluates each request on a monthly basis. Applicants should allow at least one month for consideration before funds are needed and understand that incomplete or last-minute applications are not considered.
Each school in the Doyon region is eligible for $1,000 per academic year with a complete and submitted application. In addition to schools, village councils or tribes are eligible for two separate $500 donations to use as needed per fiscal year, which runs October 1 – September 30. These donations are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be used for numerous types of events, such as spring cleanup, Fourth of July, and other community-based activities.
Organizations with a project, program or event that is eligible for funding within one of Doyon’s three mission-based categories are encouraged to visit the Doyon website for more information.
*Daaga’ Awards are a separate fund from Doyon’s general funds. $50,000 was awarded to Daaga’ recipients in fiscal year 2018.