Education, opportunities and 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.

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Education, opportunities and other local involvement in Alaska

Educational programs

ExxonMobil supports educational programs through financial support, partnership and outreach in communities by our employees. We encourage the pursuit of math and science through a variety of programs to make a difference in the lives of children and Alaska’s future.

We currently provide support to the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP), the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage School District, the Harold Kaveolook School in Kaktovik, Junior Achievement, the Literacy Council of Alaska, and through initiatives such as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.

You can learn a lot from a bunch of dogs! Bring Iditarod into the classroom.

Teachers know that when kids are excited about a subject, learning comes easily. That’s the great opportunity provided by the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Adventure, competition and the universal bond between children and dogs combine to create the perfect chemistry to make learning fun.

ExxonMobil has been a proud supporter of the Iditarod since 1978. Over the years, we have continued to expand our relationship with the Iditarod. We are particularly proud of our support for the Iditarod Education Program which helps teachers use hands-on activities to spark imaginations and get students enthusiastic about applying the fundamentals of math and science.

Easy-to-follow lesson plans are available at to bring one of the world’s most exciting — and challenging — sporting events into the classroom.


ExxonMobil is committed to developing Alaska’s greatest resource: its people. ExxonMobil Alaska has a strong commitment to the state, partnering with Alaskan companies and employing a workforce that is over 70% Alaskan.

Other local involvement in Alaska

ExxonMobil contributes to civic programs across the state of Alaska, including support to native communities, urban food programs, education and more. Partners include the Alaska Native Justice Center, the Tanana Chiefs Council, the Alaska Sea Life Center, the American Red Cross of Alaska, the Alaska Community Foundation, the Alaska Zoo and the Alaska Veterans Organization for Women (AVOW).

Exploration discoveries

ExxonMobil 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.

How to Apply

The purpose of ExxonMobil's social investment program is intended 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 us via email.

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ExxonMobil is one of the top three producers of oil and the largest holder of discovered gas resources on Alaska’s North Slope.
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Point Thomson is located on state acreage along the remote Beaufort Sea, 60 miles east of Prudhoe Bay and 60 miles west of the village of Kaktovik.
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Environmental focus in Alaska

ExxonMobil is dedicated to protecting Alaska’s wildlife, working with programs in the state to bolster habitats and increase wildlife education. ExxonMobil provides support to the Alaska Raptor Center, the Alaska Sealife Center, the Alaska Zoo and the Eagle River Nature Center.