2023 MTA Grant Recipients

Major Grants

Launched in 2020, the MTA Foundation’s Grant program is robust and impactful. With a drive to be 100% mission-specific in its giving, the program has started off with a bang! So far, we have given to incredibly diverse projects. Click on the links below to learn more about each and to view their presentations to the MTA Foundation Board:

  • Tinker Time
  • UAA College of Engineering
  • Wasilla High School Living Lab
  • Wasilla Area Seniors, Inc.
  • Mat-Su Career & Technical High School (CTHS)
  • MY House & NineStar
  • Colony High School



Tinker Time

The goal of this project is to fund STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) equipment for Tinker Time- a mini children’s museum in Palmer, Alaska. A place for families to play and learn together!

Colony High School

The CHS Metal Knights Team 12651 will build a primary and backup robot to compete in state competitions and beyond. They will learn the process of engineering design, programming, troubleshooting, and teamwork while facing the challenges for this year's competition.

MY House & NineStar

All youth experiencing homelessness, and youth at risk of becoming homeless, are empowered to be contributing, self-supporting members of their community. We provide safe shelter and wrap-around services for youth with a hand-up not a hand-out philosophy.