Apply for community support

Community grant application process

Applications will be reviewed by the Contributions Committee. After the committee has established the budget for the Community Support Fund, all eligible organizations with properly completed applications will receive either the amount requested or a share of the total budgeted allocation. Distributions will be made in the first quarter of the calendar year. In past years, organizations have received up to $1,000.

Qualification criteria

Organizations must meet the following four criteria areas to qualify for community support:

  1. Be tax exempt in its own name under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for a minimum of three years.
  2. Be established for the purpose of providing not-for-profit community services directly to individuals in one or more of the following categories:
    • Healthcare.
    • Basic human needs.
    • Community enrichment through education or recreation.
    • Support to special populations including seniors, youth, disabled, families, military and veterans.
  3. Be chartered primarily for the purpose of aiding people in financial need or for the general public welfare.
  4. Provide services directly to individuals.

Alaska USA will not make contributions:

  • To individuals.
  • For religious activities.
  • To individual sports teams.
  • To political organizations or campaigns.
  • To organizations designed primarily for lobbying.
  • For travel, either by groups or individuals.
  • To eligible organizations through professional fundraisers.
  • To organizations established primarily for fundraising purposes.

Contribution guidelines

  • In order to qualify for contributions from Alaska USA’s Community Support Fund, an application must be received prior to December 31.
  • The eligible organization must be located in a community that Alaska USA services with local branches.
  • The application must be accompanied by documentation of the organization’s purpose or mission as defined in its Bylaws or Articles of Incorporation. First-time applicants only.
  • The application must be accompanied by financial statement documentation including the most recent month/year-to-date balance sheet and income/expense statement.
  • The application must be accompanied by documentation attesting to the organization’s status in its own name as a charitable organization under IRS Section 501(c) (3) for a minimum of three years. First-time applicants only.
  • Only applications from eligible organizations as defined above will be considered for contributions.
  • Applications may be submitted at any time during the calendar year.


Apply for support

Organization's purpose
Will funds provide services directly to individuals?

Required documents

For an application to be considered complete, the following documentation must be provided. You can email your documents to or upload them below. 

All applicants: 

  • Most recent Balance Sheet
  • Most recent Income/Expense Statement

First-time applicants

  • Copy of current bylaws or Articles of Incorporation
  • IRS 501(c)(3) Certificate
  • Most recent W9 (2 years old or newer)

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