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.
Established nonprofit organizations providing programs and 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.
Every fall, Alaska USA members and employees join together to support local food banks through its 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. 100% of the donations go directly to food banks in the communities where the money is raised.
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, send us an email. In addition, Alaska USA branches also offer free copies of Brass Magazine which contains articles on financial topics of interest to young adults and their parents.
As a member-owned cooperative, Alaska USA transfers value to members by providing products and services more cost-effectively than most financial organizations. The value transfer is calculated 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. To learn how much the Value Transfer amount was last year, visit our annual report.
Organizations can save with an Alaska USA Business Checking account since the monthly fee is waived for nonprofits. Ask in any branch for details.
Alaska USA loves being a part of the community, and we want to do our part to make it a great place to live. Alaska USA and the Alaska USA Foundation are major supporters of the military community including active duty, veterans, and their families. In addition, 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.”
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.
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.
Alaska USA funds Washington Business Week scholarships
(Wednesday, June 22, 2016)
Summary: Renton, Wash. – Alaska USA has donated $5,000 to sponsor five high school students to attend Washington Business Week.
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Alaska USA Foundation gives $5,000 to the YMCA
(Monday, June 13, 2016)
Summary: Seattle, Washington – Alaska USA Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Matt Griffin YMCA of South King County, in support of afterschool enrichment programs. The programs provide academic support, enrichment activities, and much needed meals to 1,900 program participants.
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