GCI Gives Grant Application

GCI gives back to the community through direct donations, in-kind services, and products totaling an estimated $2 million per year.

The GCI GIVES Partnership

Our giving is focused on cultural arts and innovation; education; healthy communities; youth; animals; diversity and inclusion; and public safety.

Our grant application period opens each October and closes before year end. Simply tell us more about your organization and needs while the application period is open by completing our grant application form.

But we give more than just cash donations. We also partner with nonprofits to provide in-kind services and tech donations and amplify these joint efforts across our social media channels to generate additional coverage and exposure. From supporting the Iditarod to the Alaska Student Activities Association, we give back to every community we serve across the state. 

Grant Contribution Guidelines

Applicants must be an eligible, Alaska-based 501(c)3 with a current W-9. To apply for a GCI Gives grant, fill out the contributions request in its entirety, provide a copy of your organization’s 501(c)(3) status, a list of sponsorship levels and benefits, and other relevant information.
 
Projects that are not eligible include:
  • Capital projects
  • Individual requests (must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit)
  • 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
  • Team events
  • Travel
  • Scholarships (outside of the GCI Scholarship Program)
  • Any group or project that discriminates on the basis of race, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation or national origin

Sorry - our grant cycle is currently closed. We expect to open it back up October 1 and you will be able to apply for support on this page. Please check back then. If you have questions, you may reach us at GCIGives@gci.com

Learn more about other GCI Gives Programs:

The GCI Scholarship Program

For the last 20 years, we’ve donated over $6 million to promising Alaskan students.


GCI Suicide Prevention Fund

We’re dedicated to fostering mental wellness through strengthened community and personal connections.


Volunteerism

In 2019, GCI employees invested more than 5,300 hours to support nonprofits across the state.