UNFCU Foundation Announces 2017 Grantees

Long Island City, NY :: 5 January 2017

UNFCU Foundation announced today that it has awarded grants to 11 organizations that align with its mission to sustain a path out of poverty through education and healthcare for women and children in developing countries and disadvantaged areas of New York City.

The organizations and projects supported by UNFCU Foundation in 2017 are:

“We have a social responsibility to support the education of children, provide women with access to critical healthcare and the business skills they need to overcome poverty,” said Pamela Agnone, president and director of the UNFCU Foundation. “Together with our partners, UNFCU Foundation looks forward to another productive year to help ensure that no one is left behind.”

UNFCU Foundation received 100 grant applications and based its selection on the following criteria:

  • 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 benefit

UNFCU Foundation more than doubled its impact last year and transformed the lives of more than 10,000 women and youth at the grassroots level.

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 that was launched in 2015. 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.

To learn more, visit www.unfcufoundation.org and follow UNFCU Foundation’s progress on YouTube, on Twitter at @UNFCUFoundation and on Facebook at facebook.com/unfcufoundation.

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