BSNC provides charitable giving support to organizations that, in most cases, receive tax exempt 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. In reviewing requests, BSNC gives priority to those that specifically benefit the Bering Strait region, its shareholders and descendants.
What BSNC Funds
BSNC supports programs and organizations that provide longterm solutions and make a difference in the Bering Strait region and in the lives of its shareholders and descendants. The Company supports the following focus areas:
- Health and sobriety: BSNC supports nonprofits that provide culturally-based support and solutions for individuals in recovery or individuals who wish to pursue sobriety.
- Youth and education: BSNC supports nonprofit organizations that promote and provide educational opportunities and activities for students.
- Homelessness and hunger: BSNC supports nonprofit organizations that provide support to the homeless and hungry.
- Arts and culture: BSNC supports nonprofit organizations that promote or benefit the arts and culture of the Bering Strait region.
We Do Not Fund
Organizations that discriminate based on race, creed, color, sex or national origin.
- Individual or team sponsorships
To be eligible for charitable giving support, an organization should address a specific community need. Please include the following information in a one-to-two-page written request:
- Brief description of the organization (name, history, mission, activities)
- Current list of the board of directors
- Organization’s target audience
- Exact amount requested
- Why the funds are needed
- How funds will be raised from other sources
- How funds will be used
- Types of publicity and recognition for BSNC’s support
Most contributions made by BSNC are for less than $5,000. For requests of more than $5,000, some or all of the following may be requested: a copy of the group’s most recent financial statement, an annual budget, a list of corporations or foundations contributing to the group in the past year, and a copy of the tax-exempt ruling from the IRS.
Requests are evaluated based on BSNC’s approved budget, current objectives and the community need for the project. The Chairman, CEO and/or designee has the authority and discretion to make donations up to and including $5,000 for requests that fall within the above criteria.
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Our Commitment to Your Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
The Information We Collect
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) website and its subsidiaries and Joint Ventures websites. On some pages, you can make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are: Name, Address, Email address, Phone number, etc.
On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you request a shareholder name or address change and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient’s address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are: Name, Address, Phone Number, etc.
The Way We Use Information
We use the information you provide about yourself when placing a request only to complete that request. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that request or to comply with the law.
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
How To Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us.