90% Graduation by 2020 is a community collaboration lead by United Way of Anchorage which coordinates participants, builds public will, mobilizes funding and engages volunteers in the effort to reach a 90% graduation rate by the year 2020. Through focusing our efforts on students most likely to drop out, the collaboration has helped raise graduation rates in Anchorage over 20 percent in the last 13 years.
We are fortunate to have several community partners who understand the investment needed in the future of our community. Thank you to these organizations that have provided funding in the past and present to make this work possible.
Rasmuson Foundation awarded $1 million over the course of three years for work associated with 90% by 2020.
AT&T awarded United Way of Anchorage a $750,000 Aspire Grant in partnership with the Anchorage School District and Covenant House Alaska over two years to help fund the Back on Track initiative.
ConocoPhillips donated over $500,000 over the last eight years for the Community PLUS Schools initiative.
The Rick and Cyndie Fox family donated $250,000 to support 90% by 2020.
Shell Alaska donated $250,000 as a match to the generous contribution from the Rick and Cyndie Fox family.
BP has donated $160,675 since 2013. $30,000 went to the Back on Track initiative to hire teachers to work with youth at high risk of not graduating. This gift supplemented a grant for funds that could not be used to support school district employees.
First National Bank Alaska directed $120,000 of their corporate gift over the last five years to ensure more kids are successful and prepared.
Providence Alaska Foundation provided over $100,000 at the onset of the 90% by 2020 initiative.
CIRI donated $50,000 through their annual golf tournament.
Target awarded a $50,000 grant through the United Way Worldwide/Strive Collective Impact Award.
Denali Federal Credit Union sponsored media for $32,500 in 2013.
The Municipality of Anchorage has awarded $41,000 in grants to date for the Community PLUS Schools and Back on Track initiatives.
ExxonMobil contributed $30,000 to 90% by 2020 efforts over the last five years.
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company provided $10,000 in support of the Community PLUS Schools initiative in addition to several years of in-kind support.
Anchorage Rotary Club provided $10,000 to the Back on Track initiative.
Bank of America provided $5,000 in support of 90% by 2020.
Matson provided $5,000 in support of 90% by 2020.
Wells Fargo makes a corporate match to 90% by 2020 with their workplace campaign.
Anchorage School District provides teaching and support services for the Back on Track initiative.
Alaska Public Media provided in-kind promotional support for 90% by 2020.
Spawn Ideas provided in-kind marketing support for 90% by 2020.
GCI provided in-kind support for 90% by 2020.
United Way of Anchorage through workplace campaign donors provides major funding to the 90% by 2020 initiative.
Since 2006, hundreds of private individual donors have supported the 90% by 2020 initiative with generous contributions – both time and resources – that have made our work possible. Their kindness, generosity, and care continue to change our community one child at a time.date