Foundation Grants

Apply for a Grant

UNFCU Foundation is accepting grant applications, for funding requests of $50,000 or less, between 1 June and 30 June 2019.

The Grant Application Form (PDF) and a proposal must be submitted together. Please ensure your organization and project meet our selection criteria and grant application guidelines.

Selection Criteria

Our criteria for selecting grant recipients are:

  • Alignment with the mission of the UNFCU Foundation
  • Strong track record over at least a three-year period or an extended pilot period
  • Projects should be sustainable and have 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

First-time applications must benefit women and youth in either:

  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • United States of America: New York City; Washington, DC; Virginia; Maryland (only)

Organizations we already support may continue to submit grant applications without geographic limitations.


Grant Application Guidelines

UNFCU Foundation reserves the right to accept grant applications only from non-profit organizations that have one of the following tax-exempt statuses:

  • 501(c)(3) – applicable only for US‑based non-profit organizations
  • United Nations, its Funds, Programmes and Specialized Agencies

The UNFCU Foundation does not provide grants for the following:

  • Organizations without the tax-exempt status stated in the grant application guidelines and form
  • Private individuals
  • Projects without measurable goals and impacts
  • Political campaigns or candidates
  • Religious, fraternal or professional sports organizations
  • Documentaries, performing arts groups or productions
  • Undergraduate scholarships, personal needs or operational expenses/ existing deficits

Grant Application Submissions

Please submit your completed application and required documentation to UNFCU Foundation between 1 June and 30 June 2019. Only funding requests of $50,000 or less will be considered.

Mail: UNFCU Foundation
24-01 44th Road
Long Island City, NY 11101 USA

Important Next Steps

All applicants will be notified by 30 August 2019 whether they are qualified or not to enter into the second phase of the grant evaluation process, when additional supporting documentation will be requested, such as:

  • Organization chart(s)
  • Recent accomplishments
  • Financial statements and audit reports for the last 3 fiscal years
  • Operating expense budgets for the last 3 fiscal years
  • List of donors, Board of Directors, income sources and other details

We will email all organizations approved for grant funding by 30 October 2019.