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UNFCU Foundation is Accepting Grant Applications in June 2018

Focus on reducing poverty through the empowerment of women and youth

Published 05-30-18

Submitted by UNFCU Foundation

UNFCU Foundation announced today that it is accepting grant applications from 1 June to 30 June 2018, for funding requests of up to $50,000.  Visit for more information on the application process.

The UNFCU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, has a mission to sustain the path out of poverty through healthcare and education for women and youth in developing countries and in New York City. 

“Together with our partners, we are enabling women to overcome extreme poverty, gender inequality, violence, and injustice,” said Pamela Agnone, President of the UNFCU Foundation. Ms. Agnone noted that the Foundation has made a difference in the lives of more than 18,000 women and youth in 2017 alone. “We look forward to strong grant applications in 2018 to continue building on our progress and our impact.”


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

The 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 by the United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU). Since its inception, the Foundation has improved the lives of more than 33,000 women and youth in 11 countries across four continents. The Foundation’s Board of Directors works 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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UNFCU Foundation

UNFCU Foundation

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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