Grant Application Frequently Asked Questions

UNFCU Foundation is a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to sustain the path out of poverty through healthcare, education, and livelihood training for women and youth.

What program areas does the UNFCU Foundation support?

We support programs that work specifically in at least one of the following areas: education, healthcare, or livelihood training.

The program should:

  • Work to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Empower women and youth by offering them opportunities for self-development and economic advancement
  • Promote well-being and provide access to healthcare for women and their families

Does UNFCU Foundation only offer grants to organizations in specific geographies?

For this grant cycle, the Foundation will be prioritizing applications for organizations and programs in:

  • Africa: Kenya, Senegal, and Uganda
  • US: New York City and in the greater Washington, DC / Maryland / Virginia area

My program serves both women and men (or girls and boys). Does that disqualify it from a UNFCU Foundation grant?

To qualify for UNFCU Foundation funding, over 50% of the program beneficiaries must be women or girls.

Do you support new programs and/or organizations?

We consider eligible organizations that have been in existence for 3 years or longer.

Do you support organizations outside the US?

We consider applications from organizations that are based in Kenya, Senegal, or Uganda that meet one of the following:

  • An international organization with US-based 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor
  • United Nations agency or affiliated organization

A UN-affiliated organization is an organization that is officially under the United Nations umbrella, not an organization with NGO status.

To qualify for funding in the US, you must be a 501(c)(3) or fiscally sponsored organization.

How will I know if my organization qualified to apply?

All new applicants who qualify for a grant received the full grant application to complete by 30 June.

Prior grant recipients must also complete a brief survey before accessing the full grant application.

All applicants will be informed of grant decisions by October 2021.

What information will be needed as part of the full application?

Qualified applicants will need to provide the following as part of the full application:

  • Organization financials
  • Details of the program and how it promotes global sustainability, and supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

When are grant applications due?

Completed applications must be submitted to us by 30 June 2021.

What is your grant decision timeline?

June Applications are submitted
July First round review and virtual meetings
August Financial review
September Board decisions
October Notify 2022 partners
December Funding (if approved)