Alaska USA got its start when a group of volunteers saw a need and took action. The 15 founding members contributed their time and resources, recruiting other like-minded people along the way. From those humble roots, a successful company grew. And, Alaska USA’s commitment to community grew along with it.

Supporting the community

Support of nonprofits

Established nonprofit organizations providing services to individuals and families in the communities Alaska USA serves are encouraged to apply for an Alaska USA grant. Eligible applications received by December 31 will be considered for grants the following March.

Feeding hungry families

Every fall, Alaska USA members and employees join together to support local food banks through the Cash for Cans drive. There’s even some friendly rivalry among branches to see which one can raise the most money to fill pantry shelves. All donations go directly to food banks in the communities where the money is raised.

Financial education

As part of its mission to help members achieve financial security and success, Alaska USA offers free financial education programs to schools and community groups. To find out if one of these classes would benefit your group, complete this online form. Alaska USA branches also offer free copies of Brass Magazine which contains articles on financial topics of interest to young adults and their parents.

Giving back to members every day

As a member-owned cooperative, Alaska USA transfers value to members by providing services more cost-effectively than most financial organizations. Value transferred is based on the dollar benefit Alaska USA members receive from higher rates on deposits, lower loan rates, and lower fees compared to other financial institutions. This Value Transfer to Members is reported in the Alaska USA Annual Report. In 2014, $89.2 million was given back to members.

Savings for nonprofit organizations

Organizations can save with an Alaska USA Business Checking account since the monthly fee is waived for nonprofits. Ask in any branch for details.

Sponsorship

The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) provides more than 30 programs and services to help nearly 65,000 military members and their families stationed in Alaska. They aim to help make military life easier and strengthen our military community so they’re happier, healthier, stronger, and better able to cope with the challenges of military life. Alaska USA and the Alaska USA Foundation are major supporters of the ASYMCA, providing both funding and volunteers.

Alaska USA loves being a part of the community, and we want to do our part to make it a great place to live. You might find us at your State or County Fair, a Saturday in the park, or giving free admission for kids at the Zoo. Check out our photo gallery and when you see us at your favorite event, be sure to come by and say, “Hi.”

Team Alaska USA

About Team Alaska USA

You may have seen them around: Alaska USA employees who contribute their time to causes that make a difference, from Spring cleanup, trail maintenance, and fundraisers to an icy plunge into a frozen lake. You can keep up with the latest activities on Facebook.

As a member-owned financial institution, Alaska USA gives back to members in ways both big and small and strives to make each community Alaska USA serves a better place to live, work, learn, and play.

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Alaska USA Foundation

The Alaska USA Foundation

For more than a decade (12 yrs), the Alaska USA Foundation has been raising money and providing financial support to organizations that benefit children, veterans, and active duty military members and their families. Since 2003, the Foundation has distributed more than $1.2 million to organizations that provide direct services to these groups.

 
In The News

Recent press releases

Alaska USA members and Alaska USA Foundation raise more than $76,000 in annual food drive
(Wednesday, November 18, 2015)
Summary: Renton, Wash. – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed $76,300 to support their community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive.
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Alaska USA members and Alaska USA Foundation raise more than $76,000 in annual food drive
(Wednesday, November 18, 2015)
Summary:Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed $76,300 to support community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive, a 15 percent increase over the previous year. 
[download full press release (PDF)]