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 24,000 grants valued at $53M 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.

2011 UHCCF 990 Public Disclosures
2011 Financial Statements
2012 UHCCF 990 Public Disclosures
2012 Financial Statements
2013 UHCCF 990 Public Disclosures
2013 Financial Statements
2014 UHCCF 990 Public Disclosures
2014 Financial Statements
2015 UHCCF 990 Public Disclosures
2015 Financial Statements
2016 UHCCF 990 Public Disclosures
2016 Financial Statements
2017 UHCCF 990 Public Disclosures
2017 Financial Statements
2018 UHCCF 990 Public Disclosures
2018 Financial Statements
2019 UHCCF 990 Public Disclosures
2019 Financial Statements

UHCCF History

UHCCF was incorporated in Maryland on May 25, 1999 to improve the lives of children who need financial assistance to cover medical treatment. In January 2006, UHCCF was expanded to all 50 states.