With nearly 200 Alaska Native Village Corporations throughout Alaska, Village Corporation leadership recognized a need for a unified voice among the corporations and believed that Village Corporations would benefit from sharing their best practices. In 2008 the Alaska Native Village Corporation Association (ANVCA) was officially established as a 501(c) 6 nonprofit organization.
ANVCA is the only organization dedicated to furthering the collective interests of Alaska Native Village Corporations through sharing best practices, advocating for their political interests, and providing opportunities to connect with other Village Corporations. While every Village Corporation has priorities and challenges unique to their organization and the shareholders they serve, many of the same issues impact Village Corporations statewide. ANVCA provides the venue to explore solutions.