Save the Children - $200,000
- Children's Emergency Fund - $150,000
- COVID-19 Relief for India - $25,000
- Giving Tuesday - $25,000
MoneyGram Foundation is committed to supporting economic development through charitable grants that address financial literacy and workforce development/job readiness. In addition, the MoneyGram Foundation makes an annual grant to Save the Children for international disaster relief efforts.
We believe access to financial tools and services, as well as knowledge on how to improve one's own financial health, is at the heart of better economic opportunities, individual freedom and empowerment, and stronger communities.
Because of MoneyGram's network of offices and thousands of agent locations worldwide, the MoneyGram Foundation can identify and thoroughly vet worthy nonprofit and non-governmental organizations who are making a difference across the globe. Employee donations to the Foundation are matched dollar-for-dollar by MoneyGram International.
In 2021, the MoneyGram Foundation awarded grants totaling $801,972. The following populations were among the grant recipients (please click on logos to learn more about each organization):
Save the Children - $200,000
Qualitas of Life Foundation - $40,000
Qualitas of Life's mission is to provide financial education to Hispanic individuals and families in New York, to promote their financial security and improve their standard of living. Their programs have been designed to reach the broad and diverse immigrant and low-income Hispanic community and tailored to meet the specific needs of each distinct group within this community.
Capital Good Fund - $60,000
The Capital Good Fund's mission is to create pathways out of poverty and advance a green economy through inclusive financial services. This grant supported the Crisis Relief Loan Program and served 120 families in the state of Texas with financial coaching and microloans ranging from $300-$1500. The families served by this grant were lower-income and predominantly of color and female, with a significant percent being immigrants.
YWCA of South Florida - $30,000
The YWCA's economic empowerment programs prepare women and people of color to break cycles of generational poverty and build wealth through workshops, classes, certifications, and job experiences/internships. These programs reach more than 1,500 individuals annually. This $30,000 grant funded an expansion of these programs to provide individualized services for an additional 40 beneficiaries as well as three additional 7-week women's entrepreneurship bootcamps.
Minnesota Tech for Success - $50,000
Minnesota Tech for Success' mission is to provide digital equity to students in need by partnering with schools and educational organizations to provide technology access, engaging STEM programming, and IT workforce development in underserved communities. This $50,000 supported Core:IT, MTFS's equity-driven workforce development program serving 200 youth and adults from low-income minority communities with IT training/certification.
Save the Children Kenya - $60,000
Save the Children has been providing services in Kenya through its humanitarian programs since 1950. Their Enterprise-based Technical Vocation Education and Training (EBTVET) program provides youth and women with marketable skills such as carpentry, construction, sewing, handicrafts, and small-scale food production as well as microloans. This $60,000 grant funded this training for 450 families in northern Kenya giving them the opportunity to initiate their own businesses.
Yayasan Usaha Mulia - $48,925
Yayasan Usaha Mulia serves its mission to work with communities by providing support in the areas of health, education, and community development in order to improve the quality of life of the poor and destitute in Indonesia. This $48,925 grant provided English language and computer skills to 150 youth aged 15-20. Participants receive an accredited certificate that will enable them to find employment in the formal sector, such as small and medium enterprises, retail, and the hospitality industry. Additionally, this grant provided workshops in financial literacy and job seeking skills.
(Women) Her Future Coalition - $50,000
Her Future Coalition's mission is to break the cycle of exploitation, poverty, and gender violence by providing education, vocational, and support services in India and Nepal to survivors of trafficking, child marriage, rape and other forms of severe gender-based violence. This $50,000 grant funded vocational training for 100 survivors and marginalized women in the Sonagachi and Bowbazar red light areas, rescue shelters, and Topsia slum of Kolkata India.
(Veterans) Hire Heroes USA - $50,000
Hire Heroes USA's mission is to empower U.S. military members, veterans, and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. This organization serves over 16,000 clients and aids in the hiring of 10,000 clients annually. This $50,000 grant provided specialized one-on-one career counseling, resume development support, interview practice, industry mentorship, and networking for 50 Veterans.
(Youth) JA Italia - $56,710
JA Italia inspires and prepares young people for our evolving global economy. This $56,710 grant funded their entrepreneurship education programs that engage students (ages 17 to 19) with volunteer business mentors as they develop and launch their own businesses. Ideas in Action challenges students to solve a problem in their community with a business venture. The Company Programme is a real business experience in which students establish mini-companies. These programs directly impact more than 600 students.
(Youth) Young Enterprise - $60,337
Young Enterprise enables young people to learn and apply skills for sustainable employability in the 21st century. This $60,337 grant will fund their Company Programme that pairs small groups of students (ages 14 to 18) with volunteer business advisors who provide mentorship while they develop and launch their own businesses. The program directly impacts more than 300 students.
(Youth) Junior Achievement North - $36,000
Junior Achievement's mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. This $37,500 grant supported Minnesota's JA North's Biz Town & Finance Park in programs to provide over 10,000 students (in grades 5-12) with personal finance and career readiness skills through virtual environments. JA Biz Town gives students the opportunity to explore an exciting virtual business world and JA Finance Park provides a hands-on budgeting simulation for students.
(Youth) Café Momentum - $60,000
Café Momentum's mission is to transform young lives by equipping justice-involved youth with life skills, education, and employment opportunities to help them achieve their full potential. This $60,000 grant supported Café Momentum's Internship Program that provides workforce development skills, wraparound support services, as well as tailored financial literacy education for each participant. This program serves 150 justice-involved youth aged 15-19 annually.
In addition to traditional Foundation grants, MoneyGram is committed to the communities where we live, work, and serve through donations to local nonprofits. In 2021, MoneyGram proudly supported the organizations below (please click on logos to learn more about each organization):