First Universalist Foundation

First Universalist Foundation - legacy of the Unity Settlement Houseacts as a catalyst for social change by promoting and supporting the development of emerging leaders amoung youth, young adults, and disenfranchised communities through monetary grants to and partnerships with nonprofits working in those communities. Review our giving priorities and criteria.



Before I came here, I didn't know if I wanted to be in the streets or to make something of myself. But I have people who love me and they told me to get to EMERGE. At first, I didn't have many job skills, but now I have many. And I'm a hard worker at that.” - Program Participant



With the Foundation's support, the Rock 'n' Read Project experienced dramatic results this spring at Minneapolis Public Schools. 21 special education students improved 42% of a year in reading after they sang and read for an average of 11 hours with TUNEin to READING." - Co-Founder, Ann Kay


The Rock 'n' Read Project

Dream of Wild Health provides an opportunity for Native youth to take leadership in the community around nutrition, health and food justice issues. We work together to become advocates and examples for our community and reconnect to a traditional relationship with our food."  - Program Leadership

Dream of Wild Health