UNFCU CALL FOR PROJECT APPLICATIONS GRANTS 2024 supportS projects that align with our mission to sustain the path out of poverty for women and youth. These projects must also help to advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. To be eligible for funding, over 50% of the proposed project’s beneficiaries must be women or girls.
UNFCU Announces 2024 grants that invest in projects tacking poverty.
UNFCU funds small NGOs globally, in 2024, $645,000 has been allocated, call will open on 1 May–17 May 2024.
Our education projects work to ensure everyone has the opportunity to grow, learn, and prosper.
We look to empower girls and women through education so they can unleash their full potential within their community. We also educate boys on the critical role girls and women play in families and societies, to break down antiquated norms around gender.
We fund education projects that focus on the following:
- Reading, writing, and math programs
- Financial education, from budgeting to business planning
- GED training
- Child educational TV programming
- Digital advancements for remote learning
UNFCU Livelihood Projects
Our livelihood training projects create economic opportunities and job prospects for women so they can earn their own incomes.
Livelihood training equips women with the skills and experience they need to rise out of poverty permanently, and bring their families and communities along with them.
We fund livelihood training that focuses on the following:
- Computer skills training
- Customer service training
- Entrepreneurial strategies
- Seed money for new businesses
- Training in specific sectors, like farming
UNFCU Health Care Project
We fund projects that ensure proper access to health care for women and girls, including reproductive care.
When women are at their healthiest, physically and emotionally, they can also succeed economically. No one should fear losing their job in order to take care of their physical or mental health.
We fund health care projects that focus on the following:
- Protecting reproductive rights
- Providing healthcare to homeless populations
- Providing access to free or low-cost care
- Providing mental health assistance
- Supporting emotional health and building self-esteem
All grant applications must be submitted via our online grant portal.
How We Evaluate Applications
Our grantees must fall into one of the following categories:
- A US-based 501(c)(3) organization
- A United Nations agency or program
- An international organization with a US-based 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor
For organizations that meet this requirement, our Board of Directors uses the following criteria to evaluate applications:
- Alignment with our mission to end poverty by empowering women and youth
- Alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Strong track record of success over a 3-year period or an extended pilot period
- Sustainability with access to additional resources
- Ability to track impact of the project or organization through reporting of results
- Direct impact to women and children in need, with long-term benefits
- Priority will be given to projects based in the following specific strategic locations: Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, the Philippines, New York City, Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, DC