USA for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a UN agency mandated to aid and protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people. UNHCR assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration, or resettlement to a third country. Recently, violence and insecurity have forced more than 550,000 Afghan children, women, and men to flee their […]

Women in Need

Women In Need (Win) transforms the lives of New York City homeless women and their children by providing a holistic solution of safe housing, critical services, and program services. It runs 13 shelters and over 400 supportive housing units across New York City. Through its work, Win provides women with skills needed to build economic […]

Women for Women International

Founded in 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI) invests in the social and economic empowerment of marginalized women in countries affected by conflict. The organization’s work is based on the belief that every woman, regardless of her economic, ethnic, religious, or other circumstance, has the right to determine the course of her life and reach […]

Trickle Up: Graduation Approach

Trickle Up uses their tried and tested Graduation Approach to improve economic opportunities for women living in extreme poverty and to build their resilience to socioeconomic shocks. The Approach helps women to gain both skills to increase the productivity of their livelihood activities and access to markets. With UNFCU Foundation’s support, Trickle Up will work […]

Together We Bake (TWB)

Together We Bake’s mission is to provide a comprehensive workforce training and personal development program for underserved and underrepresented women. They help women gain self-confidence, transferable workforce skills, and invaluable hands-on experience, which will allow them to find sustainable employment and move toward self-sufficiency. The innovative program revolves around a social enterprise: a small baking […]

Sanctuary for Families

Founded in 1984, Sanctuary for Families is New York’s largest nonprofit provider of wrap-around services exclusively for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender-based violence. Sanctuary’s Economic Empowerment Program (EEP) is New York City’s only intensive, living-wage career training program specifically for abuse survivors. UNFCU Foundation’s grant will cover stipends to […]


RefuSHE’s mission is to protect, educate, and empower orphaned, unaccompanied, and separated refugee girls and young women so they can build healthier and more resilient futures for themselves and their children. Since 2008, RefuSHE’s holistic model has addressed urban refugee girls’ urgent needs for safety and shelter, while also ensuring they can work towards building […]


MindLeaps creates educational paths for vulnerable youth through a creative arts program that is built on data-driven metrics. It serves youth in extreme poverty, refugee children, and out-of-school youth by providing a variety of education initiatives. In response to the pandemic and interruption of in-person learning, MindLeaps launched its Virtual Academy, an online business entrepreneurship […]

Kilimanjaro Initiative

The Kilimanjaro Initiative (KI) was founded in 2006 to encourage young women and men in Kenya and Tanzania to have self-belief and to assist in providing opportunities that will enable them to take on constructive roles in their communities. Through its annual climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, ‘The Big Climb,’ more than 400 youth have gained […]

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences […]