Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The MoneyGram Foundation believes education is at the heart of better economic opportunities, healthier families, and individual freedom and empowerment. That's why our mission is to ensure all children around the world gain better access to educational facilities and learning resources. Everything we do goes toward inspiring minds and improving lives.

Thanks to MoneyGram International’s network of offices in over 45 countries, as well as thousands of agent locations worldwide, the Foundation is able to identify and thoroughly vet worthy nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations in both populous regions, as well as those in some of the most remote areas of the world.

You can easily donate here via credit card. MoneyGram matches every employee donation dollar-for-dollar.

There are no overhead costs taken from funds raised and every penny - or 100 percent of your donation will go directly to worthy organizations that the foundation supports.

The MoneyGram Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charity. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by U.S. law. Donations from employees outside the U.S. may not be tax-deductible. Please contact your tax representative should you have any questions regarding any tax implications of your donation.

Yes, all donors receive a receipt for their donation.

The MoneyGram Foundation awards grants to organizations that support essential preK–12 education via supplies, infrastructure and programs. The foundation's grants are awarded solely for charitable purposes.

Grant-seeking organizations are eligible for funding consideration if they meet the following requirements:

  • The proposed project must relate directly to the education of children (PreK–12)
  • Organizations must serve the community without discrimination on the basis of age, color, citizenship, disability, disabled veteran status, gender, race, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, military service or status. 
  • Organizations must also qualify as tax-exempt public charities. The MoneyGram Foundation will obtain sufficient documentation from the organization to establish U.S. tax-exempt status or its international equivalent.


The MoneyGram Foundation does not provide funding for the following: 

  • Individuals
  • Political causes
  • Cultural or arts awareness
  • Athletic or sports programs
  • Organizations with a religious affiliation
  • Social support services or health services
  • Fundraisers, sponsorships or event underwriting
  • Media or television programs

Grant-seekers that meet the above criteria may submit an inquiry to mgfoundation@moneygram.com. Please make sure to provide a working email, contact name, link to your organization’s website, and detailed comments about the project. The Foundation team reviews each of these inquires, and if your organization is selected to move on to the next stage of consideration, you will receive an invitation via email to submit a formal Letter of Intent. If a project is approved to move forward after review of the Letter of Intent, the organization will be asked to provide a detailed project proposal. A complete grant cycle (request – review – vetting - funding) can range from 9 to 12 months.

The MoneyGram Foundation awards over $1 million each year in grants to support children’s education.