In the Community / Philanthropy
Alyeska and its staff are proud of their Alaska roots and the organization’s important role in the state’s past, present and future — in fact, we call it #TAPSPride. The company honors those special relationships by supporting communities along the pipeline corridor and throughout Alaska. Alyeska maintains a generous philanthropy program, offers internships and donates to scholarships, hosts an annual United Way campaign, and encourages employee involvement and volunteerism. Focus areas include underserved populations, youth, diversity, safety, health and social services, the environment, and workforce development.
Flagship philanthropy events each year include Fairbanks’ community-wide Alyeska Track and Field Day, where hundreds of Interior children show up to play outside and learn about personal safety. In Prince William Sound, Alyeska annually sends employees and health care professionals on an immersive week-long Traveling Health Fair that tours villages and towns; volunteers host community events and offer complimentary medical screenings and services. Longstanding partnerships with local schools have resulted in employee-supported tutoring programs, donations for libraries and other education initiatives, and special events such as the Thanksgiving feast that Alyeska holds annually at Russian Jack Elementary School in Anchorage.
Beyond these special events, Alyeska’s philanthropy program supports community events and organizations year-round through contributions, sponsorships and other financial donations.
Alyeska has modified its philanthropy funding strategy for 2020 in support of the ongoing COVID-19 response. The company will evaluate routine giving, applying a more rigorous review prior to approval. All approved funding requests and commitments, including for canceled or postponed fundraisers and events, will be maintained to minimize near-term impacts to local/statewide nonprofits. Recognizing the elevated significance of many critical health and social service nonprofits, Alyeska will monitor our communities for emergent needs and be positioned to make quick-turnaround donations to support efforts related to COVID-19. Health and social service programs will be prioritized. This funding strategy will be reviewed quarterly.
Submit donation requests to https://giving.alyeska-pipeline.com.
EMPLOYEE MATCHING PROGRAMS
Full-time Alyeska employees qualify to use Alyeska’s matching gift and volunteer match programs. Requests can be made through Cybergrants, Alyeska’s online philanthropy management system and found in A-Net’s Applications section. Under the matching gift program, employee donations of $50 or more made to qualifying Alaska nonprofit organizations will be matched by Alyeska. Employees can contribute up to $2,000 to be matched.
For the volunteer match program, employees who spend at least 25 hours in a calendar year volunteering for qualifying Alaska nonprofit organizations can apply for the organizations to receive $250. Each employee can use this benefit once per year and can receive up to $3,000 from Alyeska annually.
For staff seeking more details and accessing the portal, visit Applications on A-Net.