Grant Program focusing on Reducing Poverty through the Empowerment of Women and Youth


Deadline: 30 June 2019

UNFCU Foundation is now accepting grant applications for funding requests of up to $50,000.

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UNFCU Foundation is a New York non-profit organization with a mission to sustain the path out of poverty through healthcare and education for women and children.

The Foundation is closely aligned with the goals of the United Nations agencies as well as other charities and NGOs specializing in efforts to improve the lives of women and children both in the United States and in developing countries.

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They support organizations and initiatives that:

  • Work to eradicate extreme 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

Grant Information

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UNFCU Foundation is accepting grant applications, for funding requests of $50,000 or less.

Geographic Focus

  • First-time applications must benefit women and youth in either:
    • Kenya
    • Uganda
    • United States of America: New York City; Washington, DC; Virginia; Maryland (only)
  • Organizations they already support may continue to submit grant applications without geographic limitations.

Eligibility Criteria

UNFCU Foundation reserves the right to accept grant applications only from non-profit organizations that have one of the following tax-exempt statuses:

  • 501(c)(3) – applicable only for US‑based non-profit organizations
  • United Nations, its Funds, Programmes and Specialized Agencies

The UNFCU Foundation does not provide grants for the following:

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

Selection Criteria

Their criteria for selecting grant recipients are:

  • Alignment with the mission of the UNFCU Foundation
  • 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

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their grant application form given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://www.unfcufoundation.org/grants.aspx

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