EIN 58-2368165

United Nations Foundation

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The UN Foundation's work - focused on select global problems - decreasing child mortality, improving disaster relief, protecting diverse cultures and environments, a clean energy future, empowering women and girls, and improving U.S.-UN relations.
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Program areas at United Nations Foundation

Children's health: the United Nations Foundation's children's health program assists the United Nations in its efforts to ensure that all children have the means and the opportunity to develop to their full potential. The United Nations Foundation's major priorities are decreasing childhood mortality through community-based programs and utilizing public-private partnerships to strengthen the public health infrastructure to control infectious diseases such as polio, measles and malaria. Together with key United Nations agencies such as the world health organization, unicef and private sector partners such as rotary international, nba cares and the people of the United methodist church, the United Nations Foundation has helped establish the measles initiative, nothing but nets and the rotary-polio buy down initiative. The United Nations Foundation's malaria partnership works to prevent malaria deaths in africa.
Women and population: the United Nations Foundation's women and population program works with the United Nations and civil society to support achievement of universal access to reproductive health services and supplies -- the central goal established at the United Nations international conference on population and development (icpd), adopted in 1994. To advance this goal, the United Nations Foundation's women and population program is involved in: supporting and strengthening United Nations agencies; advancing the educational, economic and social services and opportunities available to adolescent girls; ensuring availability of reproductive health supplies; and advocating for empirically-based strategies that address the challenges posed by demographic change and insufficient availability of reproductive health and rights around the world.
Climate change, energy & sustainable development: the United Nations Foundation's climate and energy program works with the United Nations to help lead the world's transition toward a climate-friendly energy economy. It serves as a nonpartisan forum, and convenes coalitions of leading thinkers and actors to seize opportunities and address challenges posed by this transformation. The United Nations foundations sustainable development efforts are undertaken in close collaboration with the United Nations educational, scientific, and cultural organization (unesco) world heritage centre. The United Nations Foundation's efforts are aimed at supporting and promoting the management and conservation of natural world heritage sites and promotion of sustainable tourism practices.
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Grants made by United Nations Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Better World FundUn Strengthening$3,075,000
American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA)Environment\energy & Climate Change$1,284,180
Open Data WatchWomen & Population$288,000
...and 22 more grants made totalling $5,589,685

Who funds United Nations Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
National Philanthropic TrustInternational$11,056,750
Tides FoundationHealthy Individuals and Communities$9,017,500
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationFamily Planning; Global Health and Development Public Awareness and Analysis; Malaria; Polio; Public Awareness and Knowledge Sharing; Vaccine Delivery$5,690,103
...and 111 more grants received totalling $63,275,592

Personnel at United Nations Foundation

Elizabeth CousensPresident and Chief Executive Officer / Deputy Chief Executive Officer$295,235
Kathy CalvinPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Andrew AxelrodChief Operating Officer$316,079
Lia FordjourChief Finance Officer$98,353
Rajesh MirchandaniChief Communications Officer$284,017
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for United Nations Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$281,195,084
Program services$934,437
Investment income and dividends$460,985
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$502,994
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$12,080,234
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$701,119
Total revenues$295,874,853

Form 990s for United Nations Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
2018-122019-10-28990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122017-10-19990View PDF
2015-122016-12-14990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 21 new grant, including a grant for $9,017,500 from Tides Foundation
December 16, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 8 new personnel
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 57 new grant, including a grant for $5,690,103 from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 17, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
Nonprofit Types
International-focused organizationsFamily service centersCharities
EducationEnvironmentWomen and girlsForeign affairsInternational developmentWorld peace
Funds one specific organizationProvides grantsFundraising eventsOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite
Washington, DC 20006
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(202) 887-9040
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q40: International Peace and Security
NAICS code, primary
624230: Emergency and Relief Services
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