Since 2001, the Western Union Foundation has been a catalyst for economic opportunity for people who migrate in pursuit of a more prosperous future. We are proud to partner with innovative nonprofits that provide scholarships for higher education, skill building for workforce readiness, and inclusion programs to create equitable access to employment. We empower aspiring individuals who were born in underserved communities so that they can achieve economic mobility and a better quality of life. Since inception, we have invested more than $145 million across 150 geographies, helping millions of people worldwide.
Learn more about the people and programs supported by the Western Union Foundation in our latest Impact Report.
Where we get our support
The Western Union Foundation is a separate charitable corporation from The Western Union Company that receives support from The Western Union Company, its employees, agents, consumers, and business partners.
Who is eligible for grants
Our grant process is invitation-only for organizations that fit our Prosperity Beyond Borders focus. We support programs that build the capacity of people who migrate in pursuit of better educational and employment opportunities. Our nonprofit partners help people from underserved communities build skills and engage with modern jobs, largely through entrepreneurship and STEM-focused industries. Grantees should be forward-looking, innovative, able to provide evidence of feasibility and positioned to have a lasting impact.
The Western Union Foundation is a separate charitable corporation from The Western Union Company that receives support from The Western Union Company, its employees, agents, customers, and business partners.
The Western Union Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of senior Western Union executives from across the globe. The Foundation’s team of grant makers, fundraisers, and advocators is based in Denver, Colorado.
Together, we can create a world where aspiring individuals have equitable access to quality education, career pathways, and a chance to transform their lives for the better.