Our Foundations

UnitedHealth Group's two philanthropic foundations - the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation and the United Health Foundation - are committed to helping people live healthier lives.

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation

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The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation gives families somewhere to turn when they need medical assistance. Contributions come from UnitedHealth Group employees, and the generosity of others.

United Health Foundation

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The United Health Foundation is passionate about improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of medical care, expanding access to health care services, nurturing a 21st-century health workforce and enhancing community well-being.

To learn more about United Health Foundation initiatives, visit Our Partners.

More about the United Health Foundation

Board of Directors

Cory B. Alexander

Executive Vice President, External Affairs 
UnitedHealth Group

Tina Brown-Stevenson

Senior Vice President
UnitedHealthcare

Thomas P. Wiffler

CEO, Specialty Benefits
UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual

Norman Wright

Chief of Operations 
Optum

Marianne D. Short

Office of the Chief Executive 
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer 
UnitedHealth Group

Terry Clark

Chief Marketing Officer 
UnitedHealth Group

Kristy Duffey

Chief Clinical Officer, OptumCare
President, Population Health Solutions
Optum

Heather Cianfrocco

CEO
UnitedHealthcare Community & State

Tami Reller

Chief Marketing and Experience Officer
UnitedHealthcare

Officers & Staff

Chris Stidman

President

Marianne D. Short

Chair

Faraz Choudhry 

Senior Associate General Counsel

Dan Limbago

Vice President, Grants and Programs

Anne Yau 

Vice President, Grants and Programs

Grant Seekers

We nurture partnerships with key organizations and rely on their areas of health expertise to help allocate our funding. Organizations must be invited by the 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.

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