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$417,500

Scholarships Awarded

The MTA Foundation has awarded numerous scholarships to local students pursuing various career paths. These recipients are the next generation of pioneers for Alaska.

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$133,877

Donations Given

To improve the local economy, the MTA Foundation provides contributions that support fundamental needs in the communities we serve.

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$66,000

Grants Signed

Our grant program focuses on developing large-scale programs that support the potential of emerging technology to thrive and advance.

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About the numbers: Our scholarship portion is updated after each year’s program ends, and our grants and donation sections are updated annually – so be sure to check back in January 2022!

Pursuing The Foundation Mission

Through its Mission Specific Donation Categories, the MTA Foundation supports projects that promote technology adaption, economic development, and entrepreneurship throughout the Mat-Su Valley and Eagle River/Chugiak areas, to Anderson and Glacier View. Because technology, economic development, and entrepreneurship are not the only elements of a vibrant and prosperous community, the MTA Foundation also makes donations to General Community Support Categories for other worthy activities.

Scholarships Awarded

The MTA Foundation empowers local students by awarding numerous scholarships each year. Whether they’re first-time college students or returning to continue their education path, these students will acquire the skills to benefit their local communities. Each of these career paths plays an essential role in Alaska’s future.

36%
34%
28%
26%
18%
18%
14%
12%
11%
3%
Areas of Impact
Communities

Donations Given

We strive to enhance the local communities where we work and live by supporting fundamental causes such as health and wellness, education,  ports, seniors, environments, and so much more. These causes are under $5,000.

Areas of Impact

Arts
3%
Civic
10%
Economic Development
2%
Military
3%
Senior
15%
Youth
20%
Education
9%
Health
8%
Sports
6%
Technology
18%
Entrepreneurship & Other
6%

Communities

Big Lake/Houston
5%
Chugiak/Eagle River
13%
Mat-Su Borough
42%
Palmer/Sutton
7%
Talkeetna/North
23%
Wasilla
8%
Statewide
2%

Grants Signed

The MTA Foundation supports large-scale projects that promote technology adoption, economic development, entrepreneurship, and more  throughout the Mat-Su Valley and Eagle River/Chugiak and north to Anderson and Glacier View. These grant requests are greater than $5,000.

 

Areas of Impact

Historical Museums
25%
High School Education
45%
College Education
30%

Communities

Mat-Su
23%
Palmer
15%
Statewide
30%
Talkeetna
9%

Foundation partners

HOW IS THE MTA FOUNDATION FUNDED?

MTA Gaming’s Annual Tournament:

MTA Gaming’s annual tournament is not only Alaska’s largest esports event, it is also one of the largest sources of funding for the MTA Foundation. 100% of the event’s sponsorship donations go towards the MTA Foundation. Over the last two years alone, this event has raised nearly $60,000 towards helping us fulfill our mission. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to learn more.

 

MTA Employee Donations, Member Capital Credit Donations and General Donations:

If you would like to make a general donation, you can make one-time or recurring contributions online here.

Click here to learn more about member capital credit donations.

 

Escheated and Unlocatable Capital Credits:

When MTA is unable to locate a former member to distribute capital credits, the State of Alaska allows those funds to go towards the MTA Foundation where they are invested into our communities through our annual scholarship program, donations, and grants.