United Way of Mat-Su originally grew out of the concerns of many community residents and leaders to find an effective way to meet the Borough needs in providing health, welfare, and other services to the community. It was determined that a local United Way organization would be the most effective way to address the community needs with local dollars supporting local services.
UWMSB incorporated on December 28, 1987, formally elected directors and officers and adopted bylaws during February and March 1988. It is an autonomous and independent agency.
It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. So we bring together people from all across the community–government, business, faith groups, nonprofits, the labor movement, ordinary citizens–to tackle the issues. Because we all win when a child succeeds in school, when a family becomes financially stable, when people have good health.