Unum has announced its next round of Social Justice Fund grantees, which makes over $111,000 donated to organizations fighting racism and injustice. More than 140 employees have engaged with the Fund to make that possible.
The Social Justice Fund is designed to create stronger, more equitable communities and to support organizations working to fight racial and social injustice.
“Along with September’s grantees, we’ve been able to invest in each of the focus areas of the fund: training, civic engagement, economic justice and systemic and policy change,” said Kimberly Bowen, Unum’s vice president of Global Talent Management and executive sponsor of the Social Justice Fund. “We believe these are key areas that will drive the most action toward building strong, equitable communities.”
The following eight organizations are the newest beneficiaries of the Social Justice Fund:
- Urban League of Greater Chattanooga
- Foundation for Portland Public Schools
- Maine Curriculum Leaders Association
- Columbia College
- Justice 360
- Texas Public Policy Foundation
Unum is actively looking for qualified organizations to apply for the Social Justice Fund. If you or anyone you know has an organization in mind, encourage them to apply here.
Organizations will receive support from the fund through a grant process. An advisory committee will evaluate a detailed application for each grant request and determine whether to approve funding. Each request is evaluated in a manner consistent with Unum’s corporate values and stated goals of the fund.