Majority of charitable dollars in Alaska come from corporate giving, not oil dividend checks: 15 percent, compared to national average of 5.

"We don’t usually talk much about charitable giving during the summer. It’s partly timing. We’re in the quiet period between Permanent Fund dividend applications. We’re months from the year-end flurry of fundraising activity. And Alaskans are busy enjoying all that our wonderful summers have to offer. Even so, the most recent Foraker Nonprofit Economic Impact Study is worth some attention. In it, The Foraker Group has determined that Alaska nonprofits get a much bigger share of their unrestricted contributions -- 15 percent -- from corporations than nonprofits nationally." -- Diane Kaplan and Dennis McMillian, the Alaska Dispatch News