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Nonprofit Qualification


In order to be considered for nomination and an award at an upcoming meeting, nonprofits must be pre-qualified (in compliance with State of Alaska regulations and current on IRS filings).


Current members are encouraged to submit a favorite nonprofit. Members who are employed by a nonprofit may submit the organization for qualification, but may not nominate or enter the nonprofit into the drawing at a meeting. We encourage members to speak on behalf of nonprofits they volunteer for or that they have a passion for!


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Qualified Nonprofits

These local nonprofits are eligible to be nominated at future meetings. 

Awarded nonprofits are ineligible to be nominated again for 3 years.  Date of eligibility is listed for recent awardees.

  • Access Alaska

  • Alaska 4-H - Tanana District Eligible April 2027

  • Alaska Center for Children and Adults (ACCA)

  • Alaska Center for Resource Families Eligible Ocotber 2024

  • American Cancer Society

  • American Heart Association - Fairbanks

  • American Red Cross of Alaska

  • Arctic German Shepherd Rescue

  • Arctic Resource Center for Suicide Prevention

  • Armed Services YMCA of Alaska

  • Big Brother's Big Sisters Alaska Eligible April 2026

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Tanana Valley

  • Bread Line, Inc. (Stone Soup Cafe) 

  • Breast Cancer Detection Center of AK

  • Calypso Farm & Ecology Center Eligible July 2025

  • Companions, Inc.

  • Dance Theatre of Fairbanks

  • Downtown Association of Fairbanks 

    • Community Services Patrol​

  • Fairbanks Animal Shelter Fund Eligible July 2024

  • Fairbanks Arts Association

  • Fairbanks Children's Museum

  • Fairbanks Community Band

  • Fairbanks Community Food Bank 

  • Fairbanks Concert Association

  • Fairbanks Housing & Homeless Coalition

  • Fairbanks Library Foundation​

  • Fairbanks Native Association

    • Street Outreach Advocacy Program (SOAP)​ 

  • Fairbanks Neighborhood Housing Services

  • Fairbanks Rescue Mission

  • Fairbanks Resource Agency Eligible July 2026

  • Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre

  • Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

  • Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra

  • Fairbanks Youth Advocates (The Door)

  • Folk School Fairbanks

  • Friends of Creamer's Field (Camp Habitat) Eligible October 2026

  • Friends of SS Nenana

  • Golden Heart Community Foundation

  • Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation

    • Bone Builders Backpacks

    • Circle of Hope​

    • Hospice

    • Perinatal Bereavement​​

  • Green Star of Interior Alaska

  • Helping Alaska

  • Interior AIDS Association

  • Interior Alaska Cancer Association Eligible April 2025

  • Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living

    • Birch Center Supervised Visitation and Exchange​

  • KUAC Friends Group

  • Leslie's Children (Leslie Joan Campbell Foundation)

  • Literacy Council of Alaska Eligible October 2025

  • Morning Star Ranch

  • National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)​ Eligible January 2026

  • Noble Paws

  • North Pole Lions Foundation

  • North Star Community Foundation

  • North Star Council on Aging

    • Senior Center

    • Meals on Wheels

  • North Star Imagination Library​ Eligible January 2027

  • Northern Alaska Environmental Center

  • Northern Hope Center

  • North Star Dance Foundation 

  • Our 2 Cents

  • Plenty for All

  • Resource Center for Parents and Children   

  • Safe Families for Children (Beacon Hill) Eligible Jan 2025

  • Tanana Valley Watershed Association

  • Thrivalaska

  • United Way of the Tanana Valley

  • Unity Outreach Inc.

  • University of Alaska Foundation

    • Dept. of Recreation, Adventure & Wellness (DRAW)

  • Victory Ministries

  • Young Life

Nonprofit Eligibility

Established nonprofit organizations serving the Interior of Alaska are eligible for nomination. No national nonprofits will be considered unless they have a local chapter that provides direct services to local community members (such as the Red Cross). The purpose is for the contribution to stay 100% in the community.

Nonprofits agree to provide individual tax receipts and to refrain from using donor information for future solicitations or for publicity purposes unless specified otherwise by the member. Nonprofits also agree to send a representative to the following meeting to describe the impact that the donation had.

Selected nonprofits are not eligible for resubmission for three years. Nonprofits not selected are eligible for renomination immediately.  Visit the History page for a list of previous awardees.

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