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