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.

Western Union

The Western Union Foundation with the support of The Western Union Company, its employees, Agents, and business partners, helps underserved populations connect to the global economy through the power of education.

To date, more than $113 million has been given to fund projects affecting more than 800,000 people in 137 countries across the globe, including humanitarian relief for communities in crisis.

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

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for Better

The Western Union Foundation believes that education is one of the surest pathways to economic opportunity. Through collaborations with NGOs around the world, the Foundation has embarked on a five-year mission to connect 50,000 migrants, refugees, women and young people to the global economy by 2020 through demand-driven skills training and workforce enablement programs. The Foundation also offers a global scholarship program that helps put a post-secondary education in reach for in-need students studying in the STEM fields and business.

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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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Chain of Betters