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Community Investment

Community Investment

Donlin Gold is a Principal Partner of the Iditarod and supports local mushers of the Yukon-Kuskokwim region. Donlin Gold is also a Premier Sponsor of the Iron Dog Race and backs teams with roots in the region.

We sponsor a wide range of scholarships and job trainings that are designed to provide opportunities for Y-K residents to get work-ready – whether that work is at our project or elsewhere.

Here are some of the great causes and events Donlin Gold supports:

  • Distributing buckets filled with safety gear and life vests in the Y-K region while educating communities on the importance of water safety
  • Supporting search-and-rescue programs with Bethel Search & Rescue and other organizations
  • Supporting Rural Cap’s Elder Mentor program that brings Elders into schools to support student learning
  • Participating in multiple regional summer festivals and fairs
  • Participating in Clean Up, Green Up initiatives in nearly every Y-K village
  • Sponsoring both Alaska Federation of Natives and the First Alaskan’s Institute Elders & Youth Conference
  • Hosting the Bethel Clothing Extravaganza
  • Sponsoring the Donlin Gold Classic Basketball Tournament
  • Supporting the Best in the West Small Business Competition
  • Sponsoring the “In It for The Long Haul” Backhaul Program to remove household & e-waste from the region
  • Sponsoring the construction and maintenance of the Kuskokwim River Ice Road
  • Providing food, water, PPE and sanitation supplies during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic