The Union Home Mortgage Foundation, the charitable arm of Union Home Mortgage whose mission is to equip families with the tools and resources needed to achieve economic self-sufficiency, has announced its grant recipients for the second quarter of 2023. The Foundation awarded grants to 5 nonprofits from across the country totaling nearly $23,000.
Strongsville, Ohio – August 3, 2023 – The Union Home Mortgage Foundation, the charitable arm of Union Home Mortgage whose mission is to equip families with the tools and resources needed to achieve economic self-sufficiency, has announced its grant recipients for the second quarter of 2023. The Foundation’s grants totaled nearly $23,000 to nonprofits from across the country.
In this round of funding, the Foundation provided support to organizations within its operational footprint that are making a tangible impact in their communities through the advancement of financial literacy and housing access.
“Union Home Mortgage is committed to being a catalyst for change in the areas we live and work,” said Bill Cosgrove, President & CEO of Union Home Mortgage and Chairman of the Foundation. “By supporting these organizations, we can broaden our impact and increase our reach where it is needed most. Together, we are helping give our neighbors the tools they need to achieve economic and financial independence for life.”
Since its inception in 2015, the Foundation has distributed more than $1 million in financial support to nonprofits in more than 15 states. For more information on the Union Home Mortgage Foundation, visit www.uhmfoundation.org, call 440.863.3217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second quarter grant recipients are:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- City Care Inc. - $2,500 to benefit their Supportive Communities initiative. In 2003, City Care began investing in the Westlawn Gardens neighborhood of OKC by building Supportive Communities, an affordable housing haven for those transitioning out of homelessness. Over the past two decades, they have built 115 permanent, supportive housing units, including 60 efficiency and 1-bedroom apartments and 55 duplexes and triplexes. Residents have purchased these units in the last three years. Supportive Communities residents are offered furnished homes and provided robust, ongoing case management. Residents work with case managers to craft a housing plan that includes employment, mental and medical health plans, benefits procurement, and recovery support.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Home Repair Services (HRS) of Kent County - $5,000 to support their housing counseling and education programming. This program relieves financial stress by offering financial counseling and education resources to their community residents. They offer foreclosure prevention counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, Money Matters workshops, and the Financial Capabilities Certificate Series. Their group financial education offerings include free, voluntary workshops on topics from budgeting and credit, to buying a home. Their Financial Capabilities Certificate Series is offered to participants of various path-to-homeownership programs. HRS is currently one of the only HUD-certified Kent County non-profit agencies that offers free foreclosure intervention counseling, and the primary provider of the Financial Capabilities Certificate Series in Kent County.
- Towards Employment - $10,000 in support of their Career Pathway model, which is designed to provide career pathways to over 1,800 people currently experiencing barriers to employment, including 600 new entrants to the program. The program includes job readiness training, options for technical training in an in-demand industry, and/or work experience to gain work exposure and career coaching for advancement.
- West Park Kamm’s Neighborhood Development - $2,500 to support the organization’s WPKND Home Repair Program through its “Engage Neighbors, Repair Homes!” project. This project aims to complete home repairs and yard cleanups for three homes in one targeted neighborhood to maximize impact and inspire camaraderie and pride among its residents.
- Marin de Porres - $2,932 to support financial literacy for Saint Martin students. For the second straight school year, they will hold a semester-long financial literacy course, which will provide students a fundamental understanding of financial concepts that they will use for the rest of their lives. Through the course, students will learn crucial competencies, including financial planning, money management, informed consumer practices, debit and credit, risk management and insurance, and investment. The course will feature research- and project-based activities to drive engagement in learning.
About the Union Home Mortgage Foundation
The Union Home Mortgage Foundation was established in 2015 as the charitable arm of independent mortgage banking company Union Home Mortgage Corp (UHM). The Foundation’s mission is to equip individuals and families with the tools and resources to achieve economic self-sufficiency, specifically through financial literacy, and housing. The Foundation has awarded over $1 million since its inception toward these programs to help guide families on a pathway towards responsible homeownership. Union Home Mortgage Corp. is a high-growth, full-service retail, wholesale, and consumer direct lender with over 150 branches across the U.S. and over $13 billion in responsible lending per year. To learn more about Union Home Mortgage and its efforts in the community, please visit https://www.uhm.com/.