Supporting increased access to health care for our communities
Helping the next generation of health professionals to reach higher education goals
Translating the latest scientific knowledge into clinical practice

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For Grant Seekers
We proactively seek and nurture partnerships with key organizations and rely on their areas of health expertise to help allocate our funding.

We nurture partnerships with key organizations and rely on their areas of health expertise to help allocate our funding. Organizations must be invited by 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 explore our website, or contact us. Guidelines, deadlines or applications are not directly available through our website.

Welcome to the United Health Foundation

United Health Foundation was established by UnitedHealth Group in 1999 as a not-for-profit, private foundation dedicated to improving health and health care. To date, United Health Foundation has committed nearly $315 million to programs and communities around the world.

United Health Foundation is helping to build healthier communities through the following initiatives:

Our People

When 225,000 people are dedicated to making a difference, anything is possible. 

Compassion for others is a distinctive characteristic our people demonstrate every day. We share our unique experience, knowledge and passion to improve all areas of the health system. Our people help communities and individuals by volunteering their time and making financial contributions throughout the year.


Through UnitedHealth Group’s giving! program, employees can support the organizations closest to their hearts. United Health Foundation provides a dollar for dollar match for employees financial contributions to nearly all charities and nonprofit organizations.

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At UnitedHealth Group, we foster a healthy spirit of volunteerism that empowers our people to give their time and talents to help build healthier communities. In 2015, employees donated more than 1 million volunteer hours and 63 percent took part in company sponsored volunteer initiatives.


Our Partners

The power of partnership and collaboration is key to improving the health of our communities.

We partner with organizations committed to innovative health care delivery that improves access and outcomes. Each year, United Health Foundation provides contributions and support to organizations locally and nationally whose work aims to improve the health and lives of those we both serve.

Better Health in Local Communities

We are committed to sourcing, developing and supporting innovative and evidence-based ideas that help the health system work better. We support partnerships and initiatives that have the potential to be scaled, leading to improved access to care, better health outcomes, and healthier communities.

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Better Health for All

We partner with organizations that have a shared mission to improve the health and quality of life for all people. Initiatives include preventive health, disease prevention and management, healthy aging and physical fitness.

Future Health Workforce

From offering scholarships to students pursuing careers in health care to helping institutions train and retain primary care providers, we are dedicated to supporting the future workforce to best meet evolving, diverse health care needs.

 Supporting Health and People in Communities™



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