Giving to College of Indigenous Studies

How to make a gift

Alumni, friends, corporations and foundations may make gifts online, by mail, phone, wire transfer, or through gifts of stock or matching gift programs.

Give to College of Indigenous Studies online

By phone

Call us at 907-474-7143 or 1-866-478-2721 to make a credit card gift by phone.

Outside of business hours, you will get a recording prompting you to please leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

By payroll deduction

UAF employees can download, print and fill out the staff contribution form specifying UAF College of Indigenous Studies.

By check

Mail a check* to:

UAF Annual Giving Program
c/o UA Foundation
P.O. Box 755080
Fairbanks, AK 99775

*Specifying UAF College of Indigenous Studies in the note.

Or visit us at 4th floor Brooks Building, 1736 Tanana Loop, to make a gift by check in-person.

By wire transfer

Gifts can be transferred via domestic or international wire transfer. Electronically transferred funds should be payable in U.S. dollars. Please notify our office in advance of your intent to wire funds. For instructions or for other questions, please contact the UAF Development office at 907-474-2619 or

Choose what you would like to support

We respect that giving is a personal decision, and we each have our own reasons for supporting UAF. Ultimately, your participation is a vote of confidence in the university, our students and their future and we encourage donors to consider ways of giving that best match the impact they want to have.

Beyond the UAF's fundraising initiatives and UAF's general needs, we encourage donors to give to what they would like to impact in a way that meets their priorities. Staff from UAF Development are readily available to present options that match donor affinity. In addition to the individual schools, colleges and research institutes on campus, support for the University of Alaska Museum of the North, UAF Athletics, the Elmer E. Rasmuson and Biosciences Libraries, and Georgeson Botanical Gardens all provide options for donors to consider and depend on the support of alumni and friends to sustain their excellence. Learn more about these opportunities by contacting UAF Development.

Scholarships, Fellowships and student awards have an incredible impact on our Nanook Nation! We believe that enhanced student aid, through restricted or unrestricted gifts, helps retain the most talented of students. With fewer financial concerns, these students can focus chiefly on their studies, thereby reaching their full potential. Giving by way of a scholarship or fellowship may come in the form of creating something new, or through a gift to an existing fund.

Planned gifts, such as trusts and annuities, strengthen the university and provide income to you or your family. You can also benefit UAF through your will.

Whether through a gift to the Annual fund for general use, a new or existing scholarship donation, a gift in memoriam is a meaningful way to honor a friend or family member.

Unrestricted gifts from alumni, employees and friends go to work right away to help provide a top-notch education that makes UAF’s public education as good as a private one. The Annual Giving program is one way that donors can help sustain and enhance the university's distinctive academic programs. You may hear from the university by mail or phone asking for donations to the Annual Fund.

The Annual Fund plays a vital role in sustaining UAF year in and year out — the Annual Fund represents the combined power of donors giving at all levels. Annual Fund gifts support:

  • Student scholarships
  • Computer/laboratory equipment
  • Special library and departmental acquisitions
  • Facility improvements
  • Special academic initiatives and projects
  • College and school units
  • Student organizations


The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a state leader in Alaska Native Studies research and teaching and is on track to become a global leader in the field of Indigenous Studies. With increasing local and global demand for expertise in the field of Indigenous Studies and increasing enrollments of Alaska Native and Native American students at UAF, we are building partnerships, planning and investing to champion a path forward that honors Alaska’s First Peoples and prepares us for growth. Learn more about the Troth Yeddha' Legacy Initiative.

In addition to the Fairbanks campus, UAF has five community and rural campuses: the Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham, Chukchi Campus in Kotzebue, Interior Alaska Campus in Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel, and the Northwest Campus in Nome. These branches are central to fulfilling the UAF mission of providing educational opportunities throughout the state. Credits earned at any UAF campus or center are recognized at all UAF campuses, meaning that students may change campuses and transfer all UA credits.

The Alaska Native Language Center was established by state legislation in 1972 as a center for research and documentation of the twenty Native languages of Alaska. It is internationally known and recognized as the major center in the United States for the study of Eskimo and Northern Athabascan languages. The mission of the Alaska Native Language Center and Program is to cultivate and promote Alaska’s twenty Native languages.

The Center for Cross Cultural Studies' mission is the improvement of educational and professional development opportunities for Indigenous Peoples. CXCS also serves as a forum for the examination of cross-cultural and Indigenous education and community development issues across the state, as well as the globe. CXCS offers an M.A. and Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies, and maintains the Alaska Native Knowledge Network.

The mission of the Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development is to increase cultural awareness and strengthen leadership capacity for rural and Indigenous communities in Alaska and the Circumpolar North through degree programs that promote academic excellence, personal development, professional skills, global awareness and respect for Indigenous cultures and commitment to community. DANSRD offers degree programs including a Bachelor's of Alaska Native Studies, a Bachelors of Rural Development, and a Master's of Rural Development.

Capital funds from generous donors are vital to ensuring the university continues to fulfill its mission of teaching, research and service for generations to come. Should this be a priority to you, please ask the UAF Development and Alumni Relations staff about current capital projects.