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Allyson Funk, Head of U.S. Communications and Public Affairs at UCB
5 U.S. Organizations Receive Support from UCB Community Health Fund

Today, UCB announced the funding recipients for the UCB Community Health Fund’s 2022 call for projects, focused on the needs of vulnerable young people and those displaced due to conflict. Five U.S.-based organizations will receive support from the Fund for projects in this area. 

Launched in June 2020, the UCB Community Health Fund is focused on supporting vulnerable people facing economic and health disadvantage across the communities where UCB operates. This year, the fund donated more than $2 million to 44 non-profit organizations around the world. You can find the full overview of the most recent recipients globally here.

“As the UCB Community Health Fund enters its third year, we’re pleased to be supporting new organizations in their mission as well as previous fund-recipients as they continue their work to support the mental health of young people in the communities where we live and work,” said Allyson Funk, Head of U.S. Communications and Public Affairs at UCB. 

The latest U.S. recipients of UCB Community Health Fund support are:

  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. based in Boston, Massachusetts provides effective and innovative services to runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth, helps youth avoid a lifetime of dependency on social services, guides youth towards self-sufficiency, and enables youth to transform their lives and build fulfilling, meaningful futures. Their grant will focus on expanding and advancing mental health care for homeless youth with Bridge’s new behavioral health team. 
  • C5 Georgia Youth Foundation is a nonprofit youth foundation dedicated to providing high potential teens in under resourced communities with the opportunity to pursue personal success. Their grant will focus on the C5 Youth “Challenge-Ready” mental health program. 
  • COR Inc. based in Atlanta, Georgia has a mission to unlock the potential of underserved, trauma-impacted students by removing non-academic barriers to learning and creating a school-based community to harness the power of prevention. Their grant will focus on equipping marginalized students through school-based mental health care and wraparound services. 
  • The Durham Public Schools Foundation unites communities, public- and private-sector resources and community leaders around strategies to strengthen Durham Public Schools for all students. Their grant will focus on the WHOLE schools movement. 
  • Haven House based in Raleigh, North Carolina has a mission to help youth be safe, supported, and successful. Their grant will focus on increasing accessibility to mental health services for at-risk teens and young adults.

"We are so grateful to receive a grant from the UCB Health Fund to support the teens of C5 Georgia for our mental health initiatives. As many know, so much research has been done on the struggles that teens are dealing with in regard to the impact of Covid 19, especially for teens from under-resourced communities.  From lost time of learning to the anxiety of a post quarantine world, we recognize that supporting our teens is needed more than ever. This grant will provide additional resources needed for our programs." – Jackie Cannizzo, Executive Director at C5 Georgia Youth Foundation.

We look forward to announcing the next call for projects in spring 2023.