Alaska’s mining industry buys locally, hires locally and actively supports local Alaska communities by donating to charities, non-profits and civic and community organizations.  In addition, mine employees get involved as volunteers working to improve their own communities.  

Alaska mines provide support to a diverse group of organizations, including:

  • Youth leadership 

  • Outdoor recreation

  • Health and welfare

  • Training programs and apprenticeships, including the University of Alaska system

  • Local schools

  • Wildlife preservation and resource protection

  • Substance abuse education and prevention

  • Music and the arts

  • Local food banks

  • Meals-On-Wheels

  • Recycling programs

  • Youth sports