UNFCU Foundation is Accepting Grant Applications in June 2019

Focus on reducing poverty through the empowerment of women and youth

Long Island City, NY :: 28 May 2019

UNFCU Foundation announced today that it is accepting grant applications from 1 to 30 June 2019 for funding requests of up to $50,000. Visit unfcufoundation.org/grants for more information on the application process.

The UNFCU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Its mission is to sustain the path out of poverty through healthcare and education for women and youth.

“We are proud to further the critical work of our grant recipients,” said Pamela Agnone, President and Director of the UNFCU Foundation. “Together we can support vulnerable women and children. Better healthcare and education transform thousands of lives, ensuring that families and communities have a brighter future.”

Grant Application Guidelines

For first-time applicants, we will only consider applications for projects that will benefit women and youth in:

  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • United States locations: New York City; Washington, DC; Virginia; Maryland

The projects in all grant applications should be aligned with our selection criteria:

  • Support of the Foundation's mission
  • 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

UNFCU Foundation does not provide grants to:

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

About UNFCU Foundation

UNFCU Foundation is a New York-based, non-profit corporation launched in 2015. It was established by the United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) with a mission to sustain the path out of poverty through healthcare and education for women and youth. To learn more, follow UNFCU Foundation's progress on YouTube, on Twitter at @UNFCUFoundation, and on Facebook at facebook.com/unfcufoundation.

Media Contact

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