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“People helping people” has been a guiding principle since our early beginnings in 1952. For more than 70 years, we have continued to be wholeheartedly invested in our state and the people of Alaska.

Get Involved

Being an Alaska financial institution means being a member of the community. That means investing in future generations, aiding our neighbors, and helping every member achieve their potential. Our branches are not only a place to manage finances; it’s where we take care of one another, make connections, and aspire together for the future of our home communities.

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Supporting our communities 

People are at the heart of everything we do at Credit Union 1, whether helping members achieve their financial goals or volunteering with a local non-profit. Our community outreach efforts are central to who we are as a local Alaskan credit union! We maintain active roles in our communities through fundraising, corporate giving and volunteerism, and we are grateful to every CU1 employee who gives time and energy to impact those around us positively.



Making a difference in our Alaskan communities through fundraising

Each year, Credit Union 1 raises funds for a unique selection of Leading Change partners hand-picked by Credit Union 1 employees who live and work in our Alaskan communities. When you use our mobile giving tool to donate, you can be sure that the money you give to fellow Alaskans in need will make a real, local impact.

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The TEARS Foundation seeks to compassionately lift the financial burden from families who have lost a child by providing funds to assist with the cost of burial or cremation services. They also offer parents comprehensive bereavement care in the form of grief support groups and peer companions. Donate by texting “AnchorageCU1” to the number 76278.

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Eagle River Boys & Girls Club enables all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Donate by texting “EagleRiver” to the number 76278.

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The Fairbanks Community Food Bank works to make a difference in the lives of neighbors by sharing resources and re-distributing donated food to individuals and agencies in need. Donate by texting “Fairbanks” to the number 76278.

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WISH (Women in Safe Homes) works to create a community where everyone has the opportunity to live violence free. Donate by texting “Ketchikan” to the number 76278.

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Kodiak KINDNESS exists to help families nourish their babies’ bodies and souls. They provide compassionate, free, and evidence-based help with all aspects of infant feeding tailored specifically to your child and your situation, whenever you need it. Donate by texting “Kodiak” to the number 76278.

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Kids Kupboard provides fresh healthy meals to children who have been identified as food insecure and live in households where income levels are below poverty and parents are struggling to provide enough food for their families. Donate by texting “MatSu” to the number 76278.

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Nome Preschool Association works to provide as many Nome children as possible with a quality introduction to the school experience. Donate by texting “Nome” to the number 76278.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula provides a safe, fun, and inspirational learning environment for youth on the Kenai Peninsula. Donate by texting “Soldotna” to the number 76278.

Corporate Contributions

Credit Union 1 is proud to make monetary contributions to projects, programs and causes across our state that are targeted toward our focused areas of giving. By targeting funds toward the areas of Youth & Education, Health & Wellbeing and Social Services, we’re able to make a deeper impact with each contribution.

For your need to be considered, please refer to our corporate contribution guidelines.

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One of the many ways we give back to the communities in which we live and work is by volunteering our time. Credit Union 1 employees can be seen everywhere from road cleanups to serving holiday meals for those in need. We’re a talented group with people-focused priorities, and we love to give our time in all kinds of ways!

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CU1 Community Room

Inside of the credit union’s Mountain View Branch in Anchorage, we offer a community room for public use. In the past, this space has been used to provide a meeting place for local nonprofits, free tax prep for locals in need, and more. Learn how it could serve you.