Connecting Communities

GCI believes in connecting with and making a lasting impact in the communities we serve.

GCI opened its doors for business in 1979 and has been serving Alaskans with home phone, TV, internet and mobile service ever since. But GCI is more than just Alaska's technology leader, we are a company founded and operated by Alaskans. We are committed to being a good neighbor and supporting our local communities. Over the past 5 years, GCI has donated more than $10 million in cash, products, scholarships, and grants to Alaska organizations. GCI also provides employees with 16 hours of paid leave to volunteer with local organizations. In 2018, more than 650 employees volunteered nearly 8,200 hours.

GCI gives

Our Monthly Nonprofit Partner

Each year, we're proud to partner with 12 Alaska Born & Raised nonprofit organizations that work to improve the lives of Alaskans across the state. This program helps raise awareness about worthy causes and encourages others in the community to give.
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GCI Suicide Prevention Fund

GCI Suicide Prevention Fund

The GCI Suicide Prevention Fund supports projects and organizations whose goal is to reduce the rates of suicide in Alaska and promote mental wellness through strengthened community and personal connections.
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GCI Gives Grant Application - Open Now

Please review our corporate giving guidelines below prior to submitting your request.
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Guidelines

We accept requests for cash and in-kind donations (technology products or service) for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Limited resources necessitate focused giving in our communities, and support is generally granted on an annual basis.

To be considered, please apply 60 days prior to your requested date for funding. Requests received less than 60 days in advance may be reviewed upon special consideration.

Requests that are not eligible:

Groups that discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

  • Capital projects
  • Individual requests (must be a 501c3 nonprofit request)
  • Multi-year commitment or automatic renewal grants
  • Pageants
  • Pass-through donations (organizations raising funds for other nonprofits)
  • Personal incentives Publicly or privately funded K-12 educational institutions.
  • School auctions, PTA events, booster clubs, graduation parties
  • Religious, political or fraternal organizations
  • Team events
  • Travel
  • Scholarships – We have a GCI Scholarship Program. Learn more at: www.gci.com/scholarships

To prevent any conflict of interest issues, GCI generally does not donate to agencies or organizations that are mandated to engage in a competitive contract process for telecommunications services.

Who May Apply

Tax exempt, nonprofit organizations are eligible for support.

How to Apply

A contributions request form must be filled out in its entirety. You may also provide a copy of your organization’s IRS 501(c)(3) status, a list of the event's sponsorship levels and benefits, and other information relevant to your request.