Submitted by: UNFCU Foundation
Posted: Jan 06, 2017 – 10:02 AM EST
LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., Jan. 06 /CSRwire/ - 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:
Batey Relief Alliance providing job skills training and health services to lift families out of extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic
The Floating Hospital specialized psychological services, counseling, job mentoring for women suffering domestic abuse in New York’s inner city
Keep a Child Alive program for HIV/AIDS-affected families in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Khaled Hosseini Foundation educating girls in Afghanistan
Kilimanjaro Initiative youth leadership in Kibera, Nairobi via the power of sport and self-belief
The Long Island City YMCA mentoring at-risk youth in New York City
Trickle Up initiative to kick-start small business for indigenous women in Guatemala
UN Foundation Girl Up economic and life skills training for girls in Guatemala
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) treating and re-integrating fistula survivors in Nigeria
United Nations Women’s Guild educational and medical services to Syrian refugees on the Turkish border
Village Enterprise micro-enterprise, sustainable business development in Northern Uganda
“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.
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