The Western Union Foundation provides direct grants to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that address economic opportunity through education, job training, life skills and small business development, financial literacy, community integration and educational assistance to migrants, immigrants and their families. In addition, when a natural disaster strikes, the Foundation and the Western Union Company provide funding to help with immediate relief and future rebuilding efforts.
Many of these grants are made possible through the generous donations of our Western Union employees and Agents. In many cases, donations are matched by the company, helping to leverage the gift even further. Employees and Agents also give back locally by volunteering their time to help others in their communities.