The Western Union Foundation

The Western Union Foundation


The Western Union Foundation is dedicated to creating a better world, where the ability to realize dreams through economic opportunity is not just a privilege for the few but a right for all.  Through its signature program, Education for Better, and with the support of The Western Union Company, its employees, Agents, and business partners, The Western Union Foundation works to realize this vision by supporting education and disaster relief efforts as pathways toward a better future. 

Our combined social ventures efforts make life better for individuals, families and communities around the world.  Since its inception, The Western Union Foundation has paid more than $102 million in grants and other giving.  These funds have been pledged to more than 2,739 nongovernmental organizations in more than 135 countries and territories. The Western Union Foundation, is a separate §501(c)(3) recognized United States charity.

A history of philanthropy:

  • Since its inception in 2001, the Western Union Foundation has committed more than US$101.1 million in grants to more than 2,700 nongovernmental organizations in more than 135 countries and territories.


A culture of giving:

  • The Foundation relies on the generous contributions from Western Union, its employees, Agents and vendors. We are proud to be a partner of choice for respected international institutions - and, increasingly, a charitable vehicle for consumers around the world.


A focus on education as a pathway to economic opportunity:

  • The Foundation provides direct grants to NGO programs around the world that connect families with economic opportunity. We support education - including job training, life skills and language acquisition - as well as financial literacy and small business skills development programs.


A commitment to disaster relief and recovery:

  • When a natural disaster strikes, people can count on us to help fund immediate relief. We sustain our focus on communities in need by supporting rebuilding efforts that spur the economy for a sustainable, long-term recovery.


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