Cause Selection Criteria

The UNFCU Foundation funds projects that sustainably reduce poverty, especially among women and children in New York City and developing countries, through healthcare and education.

To select the causes that most closely fulfill the purpose of the Foundation, the Board of Directors utilizes the following criteria to evaluate different projects and organizations:

  • Alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Strong track record over at least a three-year period or an extended pilot period
  • Sustainability with access to additional support
  • Ability to track the impact of the project or organization through reporting of results
  • Direct impact to women and children in need, with long-term benefits