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UNFCU Foundation Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

13 Organizations Receiving Grants

Published 01-04-18

Submitted by UNFCU Foundation

UNFCU Foundation announced today that it has given grants to 13 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 communities in the United States. In addition to the 11 causes supported in 2017, UNFCU Foundation selected The BOMA Project and Women for Women International as grantees in 2018.

“Our 2018 grantees have made remarkable progress in reducing extreme poverty and gaps in inequality,” said Pamela Agnone, president and director of the UNFCU Foundation.  “We look forward to further expanding their impact in the year ahead, so we can empower more women and youth to break the cycle of poverty in their communities.”

The organizations and projects supported by UNFCU Foundation in 2018 are:

  • Batey Relief Alliance, providing job skills training and health services to lift families out of extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic
  • The BOMA Project, providing financial, business, and life skills training for ultra-poor women in Northern Kenya so they can support themselves and their families
  • The Floating Hospital specialized psychological services, counseling, and job mentoring for women suffering domestic abuse in New York’s inner city
  • Keep a Child Alive program for HIV/AIDS-affected families in the Namuwongo province of Kampala, Uganda
  • Trickle Up initiative to help indigenous women in Guatemala start their own small businesses
  • UN Foundation Girl Up campaign to provide educational, economic, and life skills training for girls in Guatemala
  • Women for Women International, teaching poor women living in conflict areas in Nigeria how to build and manage savings groups to support their micro-businesses

About UNFCU Foundation

UNFCU Foundation is a New York-based, non-profit corporation 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 children. Since its launch in 2015, the Foundation has benefitted more than 15,000 women and youth across nine countries through the provision of access to critical healthcare, basic education, and livelihoods training. To learn more, follow UNFCU Foundation’s progress on YouTube, on Twitter at @UNFCUFoundation, and on Facebook at facebook.com/unfcufoundation.

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United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) launched the UNFCU Foundation in February 2015, with the purpose of funding projects that reduce poverty through education and healthcare, especially among women and children in developing countries and New York City.

The UNFCU Foundation, a New York based 501(c)(3) organization, supports initiatives that:

  • Work to eradicate 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
  • Provide disaster relief

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