The United Nations Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. The United Nations Foundation works collaboratively with the UN in program development. UN Foundation grants to UN agencies are intended to support a variety of UN causes -- consistent with the Secretary-General's priorities, UN Foundation criteria and UN Foundation programmatic priorities. UN Foundation supports UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes exclusively, but strongly encourages the UN system to integrate civil society and the private sector into project proposals.
Together with the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP), the UN Foundation pursues funding opportunities which support the UN's Agenda for Development and the goals set at recent United Nations global conferences. Projects consistent with national development goals and priorities as well as efforts aimed at improving collaboration among UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes are encouraged. UN Foundation is also working collaboratively with selected UN agencies to improve institutional capacity and effectiveness in a manner consonant with the Secretary-General's reform program.
UN Foundation grants are approved by the Board of Directors after careful consideration of project proposals. Announcements of project funding are made public through press releases accompanied by project specific recipient lists and graphs.
The UN Foundation works with the UN and the UNFIP during identification, evaluation and approval of projects for funding.
Agencies UN Foundation Grantmaking Supports
Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)