Funding Focus Areas
Youth & Education.CU1 supports organizations serving youth, providing education to youth, and helping ensure that youth are provided with the foundation needed to become successful members of our community. Special consideration will be given to programs teaching youth financial responsibility.
Health.CU1 supports organizations that improve the health of our communities by providing support to those who are affected by disease or disability and by encouraging individuals to seek tools to remain healthy through prevention and education.
Social Services.CU1 supports organizations that improve the social well-being of disadvantaged members of our community by fulfilling basic needs (i.e. food, shelter, etc) and opportunities to restore their ability to be successful members of society.
Any organization in Alaska that meets the funding focus areas outlined above is encouraged to apply. However, priority will be given to organizations serving the CU1 branch communities of Anchorage, Eagle River, Fairbanks, Kodiak, Ketchikan, Nome and Soldotna.
Proposals are accepted year-round. Please submit proposals at least 8 weeks before the start of your project or event.
Organizations will only be funded once per calendar year. All proposals that are selected for funding are required to send a one page summary describing the results of the funded project or event before any future funding requests will be considered.
Credit Union 1 is unable to support requests for individuals, sport teams, religious activities or organizations, political activities or organizations, organizations outside of Alaska, requests for general operating funds and requests for scholarship funds.
Help a Fellow Alaskan
Credit Union 1's unique Uplifting Others Fund is supported by funds we donate on behalf of members who finance loans with us. For every consumer loan you finance, we’ll donate $5 to this fund. For every real estate loan, we’ll donate $10.
Now, when you finance a CU1 loan toward your own life goals – or refinance an existing loan to Credit Union 1 – you’re making a much larger impact on the lives of those around you.
That’s #CU1LUV at work, and we’re grateful for your support!