Union Home Mortgage Foundation Announces Second Quarter Grant Recipients

Foundation commits more than $25,000 in funds to organizations in three states

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio--()--The Union Home Mortgage Foundation, a charitable organization whose mission is to equip families with the tools and resources to achieve economic self-sufficiency, has announced its grant recipients for the second quarter of 2021. The list includes five recipients across three states and includes a new nonprofit partner.

Through this cycle, the Foundation is providing support to organizations making critical contributions to communities in the areas of financial literacy, community development and education in Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. The grants total $25,000 and will help these organizations develop permanent solutions to improve the lives of those families and individuals with access to these services. The UHM Foundation is pleased to partner with Soteria for the first time in 2021.

“We are so proud to partner with these incredible organizations that help support the social, emotional and financial wellbeing of the families in their respected communities,” said Bill Cosgrove, President & CEO of Union Home Mortgage and Chairman of the Foundation. “At UHM, we believe in the power of community and we look forward to continuing those commitments through these donations and providing support whenever and wherever possible.”

The second quarter 2021 grant recipients are:

Cleveland, OH

  • Greater Cleveland Reach Out and Read – $5,000 in support of its core programming to train doctors and nurses to integrate literacy promotion as a standard component of primary care with participating clinics in the area. Children receive free books at their well-child checkups from infancy through five years of age.
  • Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP) – $5,000 towards its Financial Wellness and Housing Stability Services for low-to-moderate income residents.

Youngstown, OH

  • Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) – $5,000 towards its Community Financial Empowerment Initiative, a program that provides on-on-one financial counseling to help identify barriers to obtaining and sustaining affordable housing, including inadequate saving, credit history, and knowledge of the homeownership/leasing process.

Exton, PA

  • Home of the Sparrow – $5,000 in support of eviction prevention services for over 1,000 women and mothers annually in Chester County through financial literacy, access to trauma services, emergency funds, employment resources and more.

Greenville, SC

  • Soteria Community Development Corporation – $5,000 towards the operational costs to run Soteria House, a supportive housing program for those exiting the criminal justice system while providing holistic services ranging from medical care, job training, family reunification, financial literacy and legal services.

“We’re so proud to partner with these organizations that are strategically working to improve the financial health of families in our communities,” said Christina Fagan, Executive Director of the Foundation. “By doing so, we’re creating stronger communities, a healthier economy and a better world for us all.”

Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $1,000,000 in financial support to nonprofits in 14 states. For more information on the Union Home Mortgage Foundation, visit www.uhmfoundation.org, call 440.536.3496 or email cfagan@uhm.com.

About the Union Home Mortgage Foundation

The Union Home Mortgage Foundation was established in 2015 as the charitable arm of independent mortgage banking company Union Home Mortgage Corp (UHM). The Foundation’s mission is to equip individuals and families with the tools and resources to achieve economic self-sufficiency, specifically through education, career readiness, financial literacy and housing. The Foundation has awarded over $1M since its inception towards these programs to help guide families on a pathway towards responsible homeownership. Union Home Mortgage Corp is a high-growth, full-service retail, wholesale and consumer direct lender with over 150 branches across the U.S. and over $13 billion in responsible lending per year. To learn more about Union Home Mortgage and their efforts in the community, please visit https://www.uhm.com/.


Christina Fagan · 440-536-3496 · cfagan@uhm.com


Christina Fagan · 440-536-3496 · cfagan@uhm.com