United Way of Mat-Su administers programs and works in collaboration with other health and human service agencies to create lasting change in our community.
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United Way works every day to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a better life.
The quality of an individual’s education has a profound and lasting effect on the person’s ability to succeed in the world. Every parent’s dream is for our children to succeed-and for their success to surpass ours. United Way of Mat-Su has put a stake in the ground on education. We want to boost every child’s chance for success in school, work and life. The impact that United Way of Mat-Su and its partners have on education can ripple through our community, improving health and financial stability. These building blocks of a good life are critical to lasting community change.
The simple fact is in order to function at an optimal level one needs to be healthy. Regardless of age, good health practices are vital to our well-being, our ability to function in society, our ability to learn, and to our longevity. The health of our citizens is a strong indicator of the health of our community. United Way works to improve access to quality health care and improve the overall health and welfare of individuals. We work with partners to improve and support healthy lifestyles for infants, youth, adults, families, and elderly.
The United Way of Mat-Su focuses on solutions to increase financial stability for individuals and families. United Way and its partner’s help families increase income, build savings and gain assets that contribute to a stable future. We seek to strengthen our community by identifying and tackling the underlying causes of the most serious social issues facing the Mat-Su Borough. One of the most critical issues affecting our community is financial instability. Financial Stability is one of the key factors to building strong and stable families, and in turn, a strong and stable community.
Community Impact Grant funding requests should present innovative approaches to meeting the health and human services needs of our community. Although we recognize that there are many pressing community needs, in order to maximize our impact, priority will be given to projects and initiatives that are collaborative and/or address issues identified through the Community Plan—Education, Income and Health. Other factors for funding consideration include measurable outcomes, programs that meet currently unmet needs and the agency’s capacity and ability to sustain the project/program.
Many of the students who came to pick up free school supplies come from single parent families, and were relieved to have some of the financial burden of being prepared for school taken off of the shoulders of single parents.
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