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Other local involvement in Alaska

As a company with deep roots in Alaska, we view civic involvement as a responsibility and an essential component of building strong and healthy communities.

ExxonMobil contributes to civic programs across the state of Alaska, including support to native communities, urban food programs, education and more. We currently provide support to the Alaska Federation of Natives, American Red Cross of Alaska, Bean’s Café, Breast Cancer Detection Center, the Alaska Sled Dog & Racing Association for the ExxonMobil Open, Campfire USA, Covenant House of Alaska, Downtown Association of Fairbanks, Fairbanks Community Food Bank, Institute of the North, Kaktovik Community Foundation, Providence Hospital, Salvation Army, and United Way of Anchorage.

Cultural and historical investments

Iditarod

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, an Alaskan tradition since 1973, is known as “The Last Great Race on Earth.” Covering more than 1,000 miles of jagged terrain – including mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forests, desolate tundra and windswept coast – the Iditarod serves up some of the fiercest physical challenges of any competitive sporting event.

ExxonMobil has been a proud supporter of the Iditarod since 1978. Over the years, we have continued to expand our relationship with the Iditarod. In 2009, ExxonMobil became a principal partner of the race, and in 2014 announced a new five-year partnership with Iditarod. As part of this commitment, ExxonMobil became the sole sponsor of the Iditarod Education Program.

Alaska's Iditarod

Visitors' center

In April 2015, Exxon Mobil Corporation donated $25,000 to the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center Cultural Endowment Fund. “ExxonMobil is committed to engaging with Alaska Native communities in a manner that is respectful of their cultures and customs,” said Karen Hagedorn, production manager for ExxonMobil Alaska. “We take pride in supporting the cultivation and preservation of Alaska Native traditions.”

Exploration discoveries

ExxonMobil recently worked with the local community to give-back artifacts that were discovered during early exploration activities.  Watch the video below or read the University of Alaska Fairbanks news article to learn more.

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How to Apply

The purpose of ExxonMobil's contributions program is to meet important community needs in ways that are compatible with our business interests.  ExxonMobil's community investment focus areas include: education, health, environment (biodiversity and conservation) and employee involvement. To find out how your organization or program can benefit from ExxonMobil's community involvement in Alaska, read our giving guidelines and contact exxonmobilalaska@exxonmobil.com. 

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