UNFCU Foundation Accepting Grant Applications in June 2016

Focus on reducing poverty through empowerment of women and children

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY :: 19 May 2016

UNFCU Foundation announced today that it is accepting grant applications from 1 June to 30 June 2016 for funding requests of $50,000 or less. Visit www.unfcufoundation.org/grants for information on the application process.

The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, has as its mission to sustain the path out of poverty through healthcare and education for women and children in developing countries and in New York City. In 2015, its first year funding projects, the Foundation supported five grassroots programs that benefited more than 2,800 women and youth across three continents. This year, the Foundation is supporting 11 causes that are closely aligned with the goals of the United Nations agencies as well as other charities and NGOs specializing in efforts to improve the lives of women and children.

In selecting causes to fund in 2017, UNFCU Foundation will apply the following criteria to evaluate grant requests:

  • Alignment with its mission
  • 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

UNFCU Foundation does not provide grants for:

  • 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

“The causes we support are focused on breaking the cycle of poverty for women and their families,” said Pamela Agnone, president and director of the UNFCU Foundation. “Our goal is to create a sustainable path for self-development, economic advancement and well being.”

Donors can contribute to the UNFCU Foundation by various means, including by credit or debit card donations.

About UNFCU Foundation

UNFCU Foundation is a New York-based, non-profit corporation launched in 2015 by the United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU). The Foundation is overseen by an independent board of directors who work with an advisory council comprised of volunteers with specialized expertise in a variety of disciplines to evaluate grant requests and project sponsorships.

Media Contact

Elisabeth Philippe, UNFCU Foundation, ephilippe@unfcufoundation.org, Tel. +1 347‑686‑6776; Mobile +1 347‑510‑4036