Our Purpose

We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. A business expands. A child goes to college. Emergency aid arrives when it’s needed. An economy prospers, an opportunity opens, a community heals and relationships endure.

Moving money for better means moving money for a better world –creating value for individuals, businesses and for society. To learn more about how Western Union creates a better world, download our corporate responsibility report here.

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The Western Union Foundation with the support of The Western Union Company, its employees, Agents, and business partners, works to realize the Education for Better vision by supporting education and disaster relief efforts as pathways toward a better future.

Since its inception in 2001, the Western Union Foundation has contributed over $102 million to more than 2,500 nongovernmental organizations in 137 countries and territories.

The Western Union Foundation, is a separate §501(c)(3) recognized United States charity.

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for Better

Education is one of the surest paths to economic opportunity and financial inclusion, which is why it’s both the Western Union Company and the Western Union Foundation cause of choice. Education for Better leverages Western Union services, cause marketing, advocacy, strategic philanthropy, employee engagement, and communications to support secondary and vocational education programs around the world.

Launched in 2012, Education for Better is our commitment to support education around the world in conjunction with the Western Union Foundation.

To date, we have moved over $7 billion in principal for education through Western Union Business Solutions and raised $60K through the consumer donation match initiative supporting UNICEF education programs for Syrian children. We’ve also supported one million days of schooling through our PASS initiative.

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Chain of Betters

Our vision of moving money for better sits at the center of the Chain of Betters initiative, empowering people to change lives and shape communities through small gifts that make a big difference.

Our Chain of Betters initiative is live in over 140 countries and has helped fund various initiatives in countries across the globe, from transforming the fortunes of a fishing village in the Philippines to using technology to connect parents in Europe with their son in China.

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