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Alaska USA gives $41,000 to local nonprofits

Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has contributed $41,000 to support nonprofit organizations as part of its annual grant program. This year, the credit union granted funds to 44 organizations in the communities Alaska USA serves.

“Alaska USA’s community support grant program was established in 1995 to make contributions to charitable or service organizations in support of the credit union’s philosophy of people helping people,” said William Eckhardt, President. “As a responsible member of the communities we serve, the grant program allows us to support nonprofits that need funding.”

To be eligible for a grant, organizations must provide services directly to individuals, be within Alaska USA’s field of membership, and be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for at least three years.

Since its inception nearly 20 years ago, the credit union has given over $675,000 through the grant program.

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with $5.4 billion in assets and nearly half a million members worldwide. The credit union operates 68 branches throughout Alaska, California, and Washington. Learn more at alaskausa.org.

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