What We Do
According to the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, there is frequently a misalignment between the skills that job-seekers possess and the skills that are required by employers. Using an invitation-based process, we work with a range of NGOs – from established to disruptive – to teach people what they need to know to thrive in the jobs of the future.
For many young people, a post-secondary education is out of reach – in the US alone, more than 2/3 of students require some form of financial aid. In partnership with Western Union Agents, our WU Scholars program helps fund post-secondary studies in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Business / Entrepreneurship fields for in-need students.
There are 70 million unemployed young people in the Middle East and North Africa. They are full of potential, but without the right education their employment prospects are dim. The Western Union Foundation is helping us give these youth job skills and real opportunities that can not only transform their individual lives, but the entire region as well.
Mariel Davis, Communications & Partnerships, Education for Employment – Global
Awareness / Advocacy
We use our voice to raise awareness and advocate for causes that directly affect the beneficiaries our grants support.
We reach out to communities struggling from the impact of natural disasters and other humanitarian crises.
Western Union Collaborations
We leverage support from The Western Union Company’s employees, business units, agents and vendors to extend the impact of our programs.