Nearly 20,000 grants given. Thousands of families helped with medical expenses. It’s all possible because of UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF), a charitable organization that provides medical grants to families to help pay for kids’ health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.
UHCCF was founded in 1999, and since 2007, has awarded nearly 20,000 grants to children and their families across the United States. The mission of UHCCF is to provide medical grants that significantly enhance the clinical condition or quality of life of children across the United States, covered under a commercial health insurance plan and are 16 years old or younger.
Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.
UHCCF is able to help so many families due largely to fundraising events like the one held on May 17 in New York City. The UnitedHealthcare of New York team banded together with sponsors who donated both money and time, resulting in more than 300 people in attendance and thousands of dollars raised, which will go towards helping UHCCF with their mission to help as many families in New York, and nationwide, as possible.