Since launching the Social Justice Fund in 2020, Unum and Colonial Life have awarded more than $260,000 to grantees committed to fighting racism and injustice. More than 170 employees have engaged with the Fund and made direct donations to other social justice organizations to make that possible.
The Fund is designed to create stronger, more equitable communities and to support organizations working to fight racial and social injustice.
When the fund launched 2020, the focus was on organizations dedicated to racial justice. This year, the fund has expanded to include more groups facing discrimination. Those additional groups include: Abilities, LGBTQ+, Veterans and Women.
In addition to the key mission of the fund, Unum and Colonial Life have invested in each of the four focus areas: training, civic engagement, economic justice and systemic and policy change.
The following organizations are some of the beneficiaries of the Social Justice Fund:
- Columbia College
- Justice 360
- Girls Inc of Worcester
- United Ways of Maine
- Texas Public Policy Foundation
Unum and Colonial Life are actively looking for qualified organizations to apply for the Social Justice Fund. If you or anyone you know has an organization in mind, encourage them to apply here.
Organizations will receive support from the fund through a grant process. An advisory committee will evaluate a detailed application for each grant request and determine whether to approve funding. Each request is evaluated in a manner consistent with the company’s corporate values and stated goals of the fund.