United Health Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The charitable arm of UnitedHealth Group focuses giving on access to healthcare, improving health outcomes, disease prevention, disease management, healthy aging, and promoting active lifestyles in communities throughout the country.

IP TAKE: While this funder is not the most accessible, it does support a diverse range of public health groups. Likeminded grantseekers should at least consider trying make an introduction.

PROFILE: The United Health Foundation was established in 1999 as the philanthropic arm of the health insurance and health services company, UnitedHealth Group. The foundation pursues on the overall health of communities across the nation. The United Health Foundation provides a dollar-for-dollar matching gift program for its employees who donate to charity, and cultivates partnerships with local and national organizations

While the foundation does not have a specific grantmaking program targeting disease, it does give to Alzheimer’s, cancer, and heart disease organizations around the country. Often, these grants go to local chapters of national organizations, such as the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Heart Association.

United Health Foundation’s grants typically range from $10,000 to $200,000, but may go as high as $3 million. Grantseekers may review the foundation’s Current Partners to get a better idea of the kinds of organizations it tends to support.

United Health does not accept unsolicited proposals or requests for funding, and offers no deadlines, guidelines, or applications on its website. However, organizations who think they may be a good fit for UHF’s grantmaking are invited to reach out and make contact.


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