United Health Foundation

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 $800 million to programs and communities around the world, including a $100 million commitment to help diversify the health workforce.

Advancing a diverse health workforce

In 2022, the United Health Foundation made a 10-year, $100 million commitment to deepen and scale our health workforce diversity efforts. The Diversity in Health Care Scholarship program provides scholarships and support to current and future health professionals from diverse backgrounds, helping accelerate our progress in advancing health equity.

Providing data and insights

America’s Health Rankings®, produced by the United Health Foundation, is the longest-running state-by-state analysis of the nation’s health. America’s Health Rankings provides important insights into the health of various populations, including older adults, women and children, and veterans.

Our philanthropic partnerships

The United Health Foundation partners with local and national organizations to help build healthier communities to advance health equity. We focus on reducing health disparities, increasing access to care, and improving health quality and outcomes by:

Advancing and supporting the health

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Addressing mental and behavioral

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Improving maternal and infant health outcomes

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Helping individuals manage chronic conditions

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A foundation for sustainability

Find out more about how the United Health Foundation's work connects with UnitedHealth Group's broader sustainability commitments.

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Information for grant seekers

We are always seeking grant partners who can help us in our mission to improve health and health care. To apply for a grant, you must:

  • Receive an invitation from the United Health Foundation.
  • Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, or a public agency/unit of government.
  • Be seeking funding for a cause that does NOT fall under one of these categories: 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.

Questions? Contact unitedhealthfoundationinfo@uhg.com. Guidelines, deadlines or applications are not directly available through our website.

United we give

The United Health Foundation supports UnitedHealth Group's employee giving program, United for Giving, by matching employee contributions to nearly all nonprofit organizations dollar for dollar.