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Charitable Giving

The Alaska Railroad has been a vital part of Alaska's communities since its construction began in 1915. To continue its tradition, the Alaska Railroad budgets funds for corporate contributions to railbelt communities and organizations that impact the widest segment of our population. ARRC supports charitable non-profits that enhance educational opportunities, community quality of life, and economic health, as well as civic non-profits that provide community services and business development.


The Alaska Railroad focuses the majority of its charitable giving in the form of in-kind contributions. This includes rail tickets, prints and posters, used ties, used equipment and other surplus material, and transportation services, such as freight transportation or special charters.  Links to in-kind contribution forms are provided below. Contribution of company assets that are valued at more than $10,000 (such as tank cars) must be approved by the ARRC Board of Directors. Contributions of special passenger charters requires approval by the ARRC President & CEO.

Donation of the Denali Business Car is administered separately.  Links to Denali Car Charitable Donation Procedures and associated forms are also provided below.

The Alaska Railroad's cash grant program has been suspended indefinitely due to financial impacts from the economic downturn, recent revenue reductions and the uncertainty of key funding sources. 

ARRC may provide cash sponsorships, membership fees and other cash-based contributions to charitable and civic organizations. Such support is determined each year as part of ARRC's budgeting  planning process. Due to unforeseen revenue reductions in early 2012, cash sponsorships, memberships and other cash-based participation is suspended for the remainder of 2012. 


pdf document Corporate Contribution Guidelines (pdf)

pdf document Corporate Grant Contribution Request Form (pdf)
NOTE: Cash grant program suspended indefinitely

pdf document Rail Ticket Donation Request Form (pdf)

Rail Ticket Donation Request Form (MS Word)

pdf document Print-Poster-Pin Donation Request Form (pdf)

Print-Poster-Pin Donation Request Form (MS Word)

pdf document Denali Car Contribution Policy and Guidelines (pdf) 

pdf document Denali Car Contribution Request Form (pdf)

Denali Car Contribution Request Form (MS Word)

pdf document Denali Car Contribution Report Form (pdf)

Denali Car Contribution Report Form (MS Word)

pdf document Denali and Aurora Car Terms and Conditions (pdf)