Union Home Mortgage Foundation Announces Third Quarter Grant Recipients

Awardees include 10 deserving nonprofits in three states

Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank Delivery Truck (Photo: Business Wire)

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 third quarter of 2021. The list includes 10 recipients across three states receiving grants totaling $33,500.

Through this cycle, the Foundation is providing support to organizations making a tangible impact in communities within the foundation’s footprint in its strategic focus areas of financial literacy, career readiness, education and housing. Eight grants, totaling $18,000, have been awarded to Greater Cleveland nonprofits. A Fairfax, Virginia, organization has received an $8,000 donation while a Scottsdale, Arizona, nonprofit has been awarded $7,500.

“We are honored to partner with these incredible organizations that work every day to uplift their respective communities,” said Bill Cosgrove, President & CEO of Union Home Mortgage and Chairman of the Foundation. “Their missions align with the Foundation’s four grantmaking priorities aimed at helping neighbors access the resources necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. At UHM, we recognize a little can go a long way and are excited to support these organizations driven to make a difference.”

The third quarter 2021 grant recipients are:

Cleveland, Ohio

  • Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland - $5,000 in support of academic success programming aimed at helping improve literacy, promote homework completion, expand technology access and prepare youth for college or a career.
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope – $7,500 in support of postsecondary and career success programs that prepare scholars through critical career readiness activities, individualized coaching and creation of career pathway plans.
  • City Mission – $5,000 in support of the New Horizons program, which seeks to provide women and their families with an opportunity to secure affordable housing through a unique home ownership program that includes renovating existing properties and preparing the mother with individualized casework and financial planning.
  • Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank – $10,000 in support of launching the nonprofit’s new book delivery program, which will deliver books to larger events such as food distributions and reach students learning virtually.
  • College Now of Greater Cleveland – $7,500 toward the nonprofit’s mission to provide postsecondary advising for low-income individuals. The organization focuses on increasing postsecondary attainment through its core services of college and career access advising, scholarships, mentor programs and college affordability counseling.
  • Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland – $12,000 in support of financial literacy programming that reaches 15,000 K-12th graders annually in Northeast Ohio. Programs focus on entrepreneurship, career pathways, investing and basic budgeting.
  • The Literacy Cooperative - $7,500 in support of the nonprofit’s two-generation (2Gen) approach to servicing Cuyahoga County residents. TLC provides critical literacy leadership to organizations to develop a family-friendly network connecting literacy and workforce-related services for parents with early childhood programming.
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited - $5,000 in support of the Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates program, an in-school, evidence-based initiative that focuses on career development, high school graduation, postsecondary success, employability and leadership skills.

Fairfax, Virginia

  • Homestretch – $8,000 in support of the nonprofit’s Homestretch ADDRESS (Addressing Dynamic Debt Reduction Strategies) program, which helps families transitioning from homelessness build savings, reduce debt and restore credit to leave their housing programs with a “nest egg.”

Avondale, Arizona

  • Homeless Youth Connection - $7,500 in support of empowering youth for the future program. The organization engages youth experiencing homelessness in trauma-informed, client-led, strengths-based interventions. Youth coaches work with peers to identify needs related to housing, academics, health, hygiene, employment and independent living skills.

“We are humbled to partner with organizations dedicated to strengthening our communities by tirelessly working to solve complex, systemic issues,” said Christina Fagan, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “Together, we’re guiding families on a pathway toward responsible homeownership.”

Since its inception in 2015, the Foundation has distributed more than $1 million 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 toward 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