Our Mission


United Way of Anchorage mobilizes people and resources to make lasting, measurable changes in community conditions to improve lives. Our priorities are successful, prepared kids; strong, financially stable families; and access to medical care for all.


Starting three years before statehood, United Way of Anchorage began bringing neighbors together to create a city of opportunity and hope. A city where the American dream -- a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family, a safe and stable home, and good health -- could readily be realized.

For 64 years, we've united caring individuals in an effective response to Anchorage's most pressing challenges around children and family, health and the community by inspiring hope and creating opportunities that improve lives.

By merging the power of compassion with the force of focused action, we will continue to drive community change that improves the health, education and financial stability of every person in Anchorage for many more years.