About Us - UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation

About Us

Broad Statement of Purpose

Helping kids, changing lives.

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) offers timely financial support to families, so they can focus on what is most important – improving the quality of life of their child. UHCCF grants help with medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance.


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.

About Us

UHCCF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan.

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 was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded 27,350 grants valued at $57.5M to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group employees.


UHCCF embraces and supports the concept of facilitating access to health-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health insurance plan. The Foundation provides financial assistance toward the family’s share of the cost of medical services.


The Foundation’s National Board of Directors has adopted bylaws, policies and procedures for the regulation of the activities of the Foundation and its Regional Board of Directors. These include, but are not limited to, policies and procedures related to the review and evaluation of applications, the acceptance or rejection of grant applications by the Regional Board of Directors, and the adherence of the Foundation to all regulatory requirements. The National Executive Director will administer these policies and procedures and report as needed to the National Board of Directors as to the Foundation’s compliance with them.

We have made our annual IRS Form 990 and accompanying audited financial statements available below.

2018 UHCCF 990 Public Disclosure
2018 Financial Statements
2019 UHCCF 990 Public Disclosure
2019 Financial Statements
2020 UHCCF 990 Public Disclosure
2020 Financial Statements

UHCCF History

Based out of Frederick, Maryland, the Foundation was originally incorporated as the “MAMSI Children’s Foundation” in 1999 as a local charity. Following the acquisition of MAMSI in 2006 by UnitedHealthcare, the Foundation was renamed the “UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation” (UHCCF) and established as a nationwide 501(c)(3) charitable organization.