Donate to the Iditarod

Thank you for considering a gift/donation to benefit the Iditarod. Your gift will help us successfully stage “The Last Great Race on Earth®” and by making a gift online, you can make a difference!

 


 

The Iditarod works to promote and preserve the historic Iditarod Trail, most notably through the annual staging of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, which runs from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.

The Iditarod Trail, now a National Historic Trail, had its beginnings as a mail and supply route, and later became a life saving highway for epidemic-stricken Nome. The Iditarod covers over 1,000 miles of terrain, and the Sled Dog Race has been called the “Last Great Race on Earth®,” winning worldwide acclaim and interest. The race pits man and animal against nature, against wild Alaska at her best and as each mile is covered, a tribute to Alaska’s past is issued. The Iditarod is a tie to – a commemoration of – that colorful past.

The Iditarod relies on the philanthropy of race fans and friends to help stage the race and strengthen the future outlook of the organization. Large or small, every gift counts. All gifts help strengthen the mission of the Iditarod.

Cash donation is the easiest way to give and has an immediate impact on the Iditarod and offers an income tax deduction. Gifts may be earmarked for a specific project or purpose, or can be unrestricted, which gives the Iditarod the greatest flexibility to respond to its specific needs. To make an unrestricted gift; simply click the donation button at the top of this page.  

 


The Iditarod participates in several community giving programs in Alaska and nationally. Consider setting Iditarod Trail Committee as your community charity in the giving programs listed below.

AmazonSmile

With every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% to a community organization selected on your account.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Earn money for your community organization when you use your loyalty card.

Pick.Click.Give.

Pick.Click.Give. allows Alaskans to donate a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend to causes they care about statewide.

 


Other Gifting

Smart and creative gift planning with the Iditarod can help maximize the immediate benefits from your generosity while increasing the impact of your giving. Your personalized gift plan can help to meet individual needs, secure your family’s future, and strengthen the Iditarod – all at the same time. Below you’ll find some of the many ways you can help the Iditarod while meeting your financial objectives today. Consult with your estate planner and/or tax preparer before making contributions. 

Annual Gifts 

Outright gifts made annually provide current support to the Iditarod. Gifts can be made with cash, securities, tangible personal property, or real estate.

      • Donors can designate gifts to help a specific program or project.
      • Donors receive charitable tax deduction.

Planned Gift

Planned gifts provide future support to the Iditarod through a will, revocable living trust, life insurance, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, or other similar arrangements.

      • Bequests are flexible and easy to prepare for inclusion in an original will or trust, or as an amendment or codicil to a will or trust. 
      • Bequests of certain assets such as retirement plan benefits and U.S. Savings Bonds offer tax advantages.
      • Bequest gifts qualify for the unlimited estate tax charitable deduction, which means every single dollar is deductible for estate tax purposes.

Capital Gifts

Capital gifts provide for renovating and maintaining Iditarod headquarters, major equipment purchases, or acquiring land and constructing new buildings and spaces.

      • Donors can designate gifts to help a specific program or project.
      • Donors receive charitable tax deduction.

To send cash gifts by mail, please make checks payable to Iditarod or Iditarod Trail Committee and mail to:

Iditarod Trail Committee
2100 S. Knik-Goose Bay Rd.
Wasilla, Alaska 99654

For more information on how to give in other ways such as bequests, real estate, capital gifts, in-kind donations, or sponsorships, email Krystin Bogan at k.bogan@iditarod.com.

The Iditarod Trail Committee is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Proceeds raised help support the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.