Supporting our communities is important to us. Our Sponsorship & Donation Committee reviews written requests only, and every effort is made to distribute funding in a fair and equitable manner. MEA sponsors only nonprofit organizations and activities that benefit a substantial portion of the co-op’s membership, and typically only within the service area. Without prior approval from the Board of Directors, donations may not be made to individuals or political or religious organizations.

MEA has made direct donations in accordance with our donations policy to organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, the Mat-Su Youth Football Association, Little Leagues in Palmer and Knik, Wasilla Youth Baseball, and for “grad blasts” (high school graduation celebrations). MEA has sponsored city “clean-ups” in Houston, Wasilla and Palmer and the annual Eagle River clean-up. The co-op also has donated hundreds of bottles of water to community walk-run fundraisers.

Because of the number of requests received, MEA can only consider written requests. Requests can be mailed to MEA Sponsorship & Donation Committee, P.O. Box 2929, Palmer, AK 99645. The MEA Sponsorship and Donation Committee meets the third Wednesday of every month. We are unable to expedite requests at this time.

If you have any questions or are unsure if your organization would qualify for sponsorship please contact Community and Member Relations Coordinator, Kierre Childers at kierre.childers@mea.coop.