Help Our People dream, grow, and thrive. Your donation creates endless opportunities.

CITC empowers more than 12,000 Alaska Native People each year by supporting resilient families, equipping job-seekers with the skills to attain self-sufficiency, providing a new beginning for those overcoming addiction and preparing our young people to lead us into the future. Together, we can build strong, resilient communities.

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Current Needs

Support the NYO Games

Every year, thousands of athletes across Alaska come together for exciting, healthy competition in traditional Alaska Native Games of skill and strength. Hosting NYO is a team effort, made possible by individuals and businesses who donate their time, talent and funds to NYO. Help get our kids in the Game!

Feed a Vulnerable Family

Hunger impacts mood, learning, and relationships for many CITC families every single day. Our Food for Vulnerable Families program helps them stay nourished, build connections, and find hope. Support us in combating hunger and aiding families in need.

Donate by Phone or Mail

MAIL: If you prefer to donate by mail, please mail a check to our headquarters at 3600 San Jeronimo Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508.

PHONE: You can donate over the phone by calling Kelly Hurd, Sr. Director of Development at (907) 793-3272.

Fundraise for Us

Fundraising for Cook Inlet Tribal Council is an exciting way to use personal challenges, events, and sports to make an impact in your community.

Whether you want to celebrate a birthday, host a garage sale, or run a race, your personal fundraiser will help us change lives. Sign up to Fundraise for CITC now! (we will provide a link to Fundraise for us through Facebook and/or will add specific campaigns throughout the year)

If you have any questions about fundraising for Cook Inlet Tribal Council, or need further assistance, please contact Foster Burgess at or (907) 793-3277.

Corporate Partnerships

Collaboration is the key to making true impact. Committed corporate partners help Cook Inlet Tribal Council change the lives of over 12,000 Alaskans every year. When your organization partners with CITC, you can build brand recognition and engage employees in meaningful volunteer work, all while giving back to your community.

NYO Games

Every year, thousands of athletes from more than 100 communities come together for exciting, healthy competition in traditional Alaska Native Games of skill and strength. NYO keeps kids in school, celebrates culture, and promotes healthy lifestyles. We invite your organization to join us as a sponsor.  In turn, you will receive excellent recognition for your contribution while making an important investment in Alaska’s greatest resource—our youth!

Denelchin Lab

Imagine having the equipment, materials, and instruction needed to design and build whatever you can imagine. Since 2014, CITC’s Fab Lab has merged cutting-edge technology with instruction rooted in Alaska Native culture to unlock the creativity and potential of thousands of Alaska Native/American Indian students throughout the state.

And now we’re SUPER-sizing our impact. Join us a sponsor of the Denełchin (Dena’ina for “to make something”) Lab, a new, state-of-the-art makerspace open to all. Together, we can equip students, entrepreneurs, and small businesses with the skills to serve as Alaska’s next generation of engineers, designers, artists, innovators, and researchers.

Alaska Education Tax Credit Program

Investments in many of CITC’s programs, including NYO and Denełchin Lab, are eligible for the Alaska Education Tax Credit Program, which offers qualified businesses a tax credit equivalent to 50 percent of a company’s investment, up to $1,000,000. 

The Education Tax Credit was established in 1987 to encourage Alaska businesses to invest in Alaska’s educational programs. The credit is a partnership that provides mutual benefit for industry, the qualified organization, and the State of Alaska. If a business owes the State of Alaska a tax liability and it makes a contribution to a qualified educational organization, it may be eligible for a credit against state taxes.

These taxes include:

  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Fisheries Business Tax
  • Fishery Resource Landing Tax
  • Insurance Premium/Title Tax
  • Mining License Tax
  • Oil and Gas Production Tax
  • Oil and Gas Property Tax

Planned Giving

Choose the gift that’s right for you.

Did you know there are a variety of ways to make a gift to Cook Inlet Tribal Council to ensure future generations will have access to programs and services that nurture strong, resilient families in our community? To learn more about these opportunities, please contact Kelly Hurd, Sr. Director of Development at (907) 793-3272.

Ways to Give
  • A Gift in Your Will
    Whether you designate a specific amount or leave a percentage of your estate, your legacy gift will empower Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s continued work.
  • Non-cash Assets
    Donating certain non-cash assets like real estate can provide significant tax benefits while advancing our mission.
  • Beneficiary Designations
    Your retirement plans, life insurance policies, and annuities can all help Our People achieve their endless potential.
  • Qualified Charitable Distributions
    If you are 70.5 or older, you can give up to $100,000 per year from your IRA. If you are subject to a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), an IRA gift can help you meet your RMD while lowering your taxable income.


Your time and talent can make a real difference in people’s lives. Discover the role that’s right for you and join us today! 

  • NYO Games Alaska
  • Get Out the Native Vote
  • Culture Sharing
  • Family Holiday Celebration

Joining CITC’s volunteer team starts with completing our online application: CITC Volunteer Application. You will then be contacted regarding next steps. For additional questions or to discuss volunteer opportunities, please contact Stephanie Hubers at (907) 793-3192.  We are excited to welcome you to our CITC Family!