Alaska USA Foundation donates $150,000 to local nonprofits in Alaska, Arizona, California and Washington
Local donations to strengthen serving communities
ANCHORAGE, AL (August 19, 2022) — With nearly 20 years of service to the community, the Alaska USA Foundation is committed to organizations that assist children, veterans, and active-duty military members and their families. Recently, $150,000 was donated to local nonprofits in Alaska, Arizona’s Maricopa County, California’s High Desert, and Washington.
$5,000 was donated to Kids’ Corps, Inc., in support of their programs, which include Head Start, Early Head Start, Anchorage School District Collaborative and Parents as Teachers. Kids’ Corps, Inc.’s mission is to provide high-quality, comprehensive programs to children and families which promote sound intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth.
$5,000 was donated to the Veteran’s Success Center (VSC) at California State University, San Bernardino. The VSC provides family support for veterans attending the university and the funds are used for the family Thanksgiving celebration, financial literacy, homeowner workshops, the veterans’ success scholarship, and the veterans’ emergency fund.
$10,000 was donated to Arizona Housing Coalition in support of the Arizona Veterans Stand Down Alliance, which helps homeless veterans access vital medical, mental health, and substance abuse services.
$10,000 was donated to Greater Hope Foundation of Barstow, California, in support of their Family Hope Connections Project. The project connects foster children and families with trained professional clinicians in engaging, age-specific, therapeutic, and educational activities.
$10,000 was donated to Great Alaska Council Boy Scouts to continue supporting the staff, volunteers, and the Traveling Day Camp program, offering opportunities to children who otherwise would not have access to scouting.
$10,000 was donated to Kenai River Fishing Association in support of the Jr. Classic program that provides an opportunity for military children to learn about water safety and enjoy a day of fishing on the Kenai.
$10,000 was donated to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation to support their services and assist them in remaining one of the nation’s leading pediatric hospitals.
$10,000 was donated to Special Olympics Alaska in support of Camp Shriver Alaska. The camp provides a place for youth with and without intellectual disabilities to learn new sports skills, improve individual sport performances while providing education on health and wellness, leadership and advocacy, and family outreach.
$10,000 was donated to Alaska Stand Down, Inc., which brings homeless veterans together to provide better access to the community resources needed to begin addressing their individual problems and rebuild their lives.
$15,000 was donated to Camp Fire Alaska, to provide a safe, nurturing place for families to send their children, where they learn to develop self-confidence by challenging themselves, exploring their environment, and building healthy relationships.
$15,000 was donated to Together! in Tumwater, Washington. The funds go directly to the Together! Club House program, which serves youth and families in the South Sound, providing integrated academic, health and social services along with youth development and community engagement to low-income, struggling students.
$20,000 was donated to Cancer Support Community Arizona in support of their youth and veteran programs that fulfill their mission to ensure all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
$20,000 was donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska, whose mission is to create and support one‑to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth, so they can achieve their full potential.
“The Alaska USA Foundation is so grateful to our supporters that allow us to provide much-needed funds to nonprofit organizations that do so much for all of our communities,” said Dan McCue, Executive Director, Alaska USA Foundation. “These organizations impact the communities we serve and provide services that allow a better experience for children, veterans, and active-duty military personnel and their families.”
About Alaska USA Foundation
For more than fifteen years, the Alaska USA Foundation has supported 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that provide needs-based services to children, veterans, and active duty members of the military and their families. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed over $2.5 million to these organizations and is honored to assist those that provide direct services in support of its mission. Additional information about the Alaska USA Foundation is available at www.alaskausafoundation.org.