United Way partners with 20 partner agencies who focus on income, education and health needs here in the Tanana Valley. 1 in 4 people in our community receive services from these agencies, and United Way is here to help.
Whether that is providing funds for mentoring programs, or to help keep the lights on and building warm during those winter months, United Way supports the work of these nonprofit agencies.
Every two years, a group comprised of at least ten individuals including Board Members and Community Members meet to determine the amount of funds that will be allocated to each of our partner agencies. Allocation scores are based on a variety of metrics, including the need and impact of each service. Their scores determine the percentage of funds they will be allocated for the next two years.
Because our community is evolving and constantly changing, that means the need in our community changes as well. The Community Care Fund allows for funding to be flexible and address the highest needs of our community.
Substance Addiction Prevention Initiative
United Way of the Tanana Valley is committed to helping end substance abuse addiction in our community. United Way is a partner with the Fairbanks Wellness Coalition, who is working to prevent the non-medical use of prescription opioids (pain relievers such as Vicodin, Oxycontin, and Fentanyl) among 12-25 year olds, as well as the use of heroin use among 18-25 year olds.
United Way of the Tanana Valley also funds programs designed to help prevent Substance Addiction Prevention. Grants are given to agencies who can demonstrate an impact in this area.
United Way of the Tanana Valley is proud to partner with FamilyWize Community Service Partnerships to bring greater stability to communities nationwide.
We know from experience that families living on the edge never struggle with just one issue; it is the combination of several problems piling that prevents families from finding stability and truly thriving. At United Way of the Tanana Valley, we partner with FamilyWize to increase the health and financial stability of families in our community. Through their prescription savings card, FamilyWize works to make prescription medications more affordable for all families, so that no one ever has to make the hard choice between the meds they need, and other basics like food and rent.
Over $500,000 has been saved on prescriptions with over 21,515 claims since United Way of the Tanana Valley partnered with FamilyWize to offer prescription savings cards.
Get Your Card — It’s Free!
We offer four easy ways to get your card:
• Print your card from www.familywize.org
• Download the FamilyWize app
• Call FamilyWize at 866-810-3784