United Health Foundation

Through the United Health Foundation, our people and partners come together to leverage their extraordinary talents to help us build healthier communities.
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Philanthropic partnerships

Through collaboration with community partners, grants and outreach efforts, the United Health Foundation works to improve our health system, build a diverse and dynamic health workforce and enhance the well-being of local communities. 

The United Health Foundation was established by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) in 1999 as a not-for-profit, private foundation dedicated to improving health and health care. To date, the United Health Foundation has committed more than $700 million to programs and communities around the world.




Our Partners

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Information for Grant Seekers

Organizations must be invited by the United Health Foundation to apply for grants, and must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, or a public agency/unit of government.

Activities ineligible for funding include capital campaigns, project planning grants, general operations, direct financial assistance to individuals, endowments, fundraising events or development campaigns, political causes, candidates or legislative lobbying efforts, recreational, sporting events or athletic associations, religious organizations for religious purposes, or basic or biomedical research.

If you have questions regarding our initiatives and grants, please take a minute to explore our foundation news or contact us at unitedhealthfoundationinfo@uhg.com. Guidelines, deadlines or applications are not directly available through our website.


Foundation contributions supporting causes and communities since 1999.

Our impact