Foundation Grants

The grant application period in 2017 is now closed. If you are interested in applying for a grant in 2018, please see our selection criteria and application guidelines listed below. UNFCU Foundation accepts grant applications in June of each year for funding requests of $50,000 or less.

Organizations and projects that submitted an application in June 2017 will be notified by the beginning of August 2017 whether they qualified for the second phase of the grant evaluation process, at which time additional supporting documentation will be requested, such as:

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

All organizations approved for grant funding will be notified by email in October 2017.

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

Grant Application Guidelines

UNFCU Foundation accepts 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 above
  • 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