Hiking trails in the Mat-Su Valley

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The Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation takes users to the wild side of the MatSu Valley by funding the development of incredible trails for users of all kinds.

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With your support, we can build and maintain the world-class recreational infrastructure the Mat-Su Borough deserves. That means more trails, more amenities, and more access to what you love.

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Who and What We Fund

The Mat-Su Trails & Parks Foundation (MSTPF) partners with entities on projects and efforts that expand and enhance the valley’s trail network and parks.

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What We Do

OUR PROJECTS
OUR PROJECTS

Granting out over $300,000 per year, the Mat-Su Trails & Parks Foundation is helping create opportunities for groups across the borough.

HOW TO DONATE
HOW TO DONATE

Our continued success will only be possible with support from individuals like you. Learn about the many ways to help trails and parks in the Mat-Su.

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VISIT US IN PALMER

Stop into our offices located at 642 S. Alaska Street, Suite 215. Learn more about how you can help support trails and parks in your community.

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Our Mission

To be the trails and parks resource for a healthy community in Mat-su.

Our work depends on relationships with stakeholders and partners, including users, donors, nonprofits, grantees, and other organizations; state, local, tribal governments; funders; land managers and owners; and businesses. Leveraging of other funds, resources, and volunteers is integral to our work.

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The Mat-Su Trails & Parks Foundation partners with organizations and local governments on projects and efforts that expand and enhance the valley’s network of trails and parks. Find out how we can help fund your next trail, park, or recreation project!

EASIEST WAY TO DONATE For Alaskans

While applying for their PFD online, Alaskans can choose to Pick.Click.Give. in increments of $25. All donations are tax deductible and donors will receive tax documentation from the State once their donations have been processed. Permanent Fund Dividend applications are available from January 1 to March 31, though Alaskans may choose to add or adjust their pledges online through August 31.

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Meadow Lakes Community Development Testimony

Meadow Lakes Community Development is a non-profit organization in the community of Meadow Lakes. We are attached to the local Community Council which was organized over 35 years ago. Our mission is to support, develop and manage community facilities, parks, and other public improvements in our area for the betterment of the community. To achieve that goal we operate a Community Park at 1205 N. Kim Dr. The Park, use of which is free to the public, is 22 acres and includes a soccer field, two little-league baseball diamonds, a basketball and tennis court, a picnic pavilion, and children’s playground… Read More

Mountaineering Club of Alaska Testimony
The Mountaineering Club of Alaska (MCA) is an all volunteer run local non-profit with more than 1000 members. Our mission is to foster safe and enjoyable mountaineering experiences for our members and the community at large. MCA hosts regular community and skill building meetings and outings. We also maintain a series of backcountry huts, which provide shelter and access to some of the Mat-Su valley’s premier mountain country at Hatcher Pass. MSTPF funding has previously been instrumental in building and maintaining these huts. MCA is now employing MSTPF funds to… Read More

Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center Testimony
The mission of the Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center is to provide avalanche information and advisories to assist and educate the general public in avoiding avalanches. HPAC provides avalanche information and advisories for the Hatcher Pass area in the Talkeetna Mountains of Alaska. Avalanche warnings and significant weather and avalanche event updates are provided intermittently, depending on weather/avalanche events. Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation has been instrumental in the success of our organization… Read More

Alaska Trails Testimony
Alaska Trails’ mission is: Building Partnerships, Building Trails and we are excited to be entering our 17th year of striving for more and better trails in Alaska. The Alaska Trail Stewards program helps land managers accomplish need maintenance and trail building project by connecting trained volunteers to critical trail projects. Alaska Trails is grateful for the support from the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation grantmaking program because… Read More