United Way of Anchorage is reaching higher to lift up everyone in our community.
We collaborate with partners, donors, residents and you. Working together, we are creating and funding solutions around a common vision so we all have opportunities to thrive. United Way amplifies our impact by using our resources and making strategic investments in our community.
What guides United Way?
OUR VISION: Anchorage is a diverse, vibrant community where everyone can achieve their potential.
OUR MISSION: We Unite caring people to give, volunteer and take action to remove barriers to opportunities and solve our community’s toughest challenges.
OUR DIVERSITY: Achieve more inclusion and equality by convening diverse people and perspectives. Read our statement on diversity.
OUR VALUES: Leadership. Collaboration. Results-Focused. Stewardship. Equity.
OUR FOCUS: Education. Financial Stability. Health.
What are United Way’s goals?
In 2022, we evaluated what motivates us and set five-year goals:
- Build partnerships for a thriving community.
- Lead a collaborative community impact agenda.
- Collect and share data to drive measurable change.
- Raise and make strategic investments to maximize our impact.
- Be an outstanding place to work and volunteer.
How long has United Way been in Anchorage?
Since 1956, we have been a community convener to support nonprofits that address Anchorage’s toughest challenges. Since then, we’ve enhanced our role as a partner, convener, information sharer, funder, collaborator, innovator and leader.
What are some of United Way’s legacies?
We have improved lives in our community for almost 70 years by tackling tough challenges. Our work includes collaborating, fundraising, advocating and raising awareness in our community along with convening voices and leading conversations that help us to identify and solve issues related to education, financial stability and health.
United Way’s efforts have helped create, incubate or launch the following community programs:
- Anchorage Project Access
- Back on Track
- Best Beginnings
- Bridge Builders of Anchorage
- Leadership Anchorage
- The Foraker Group
- Success by 6