To support our vision to be the leader in improving health care for urologic patients worldwide, the Urology Care Foundation has established a series of Humanitarian Endowments that will generate grants annually to support individuals who provide direct urologic patient care to underserved communities in the United States and around the globe.
What do these endowments fund?
An endowment is a forever fund. Only interest from the fund can be spent, not the principal anchoring the fund. Only up to five percent is spent on an annual basis, growing the original funds over time.
The funds from the Humanitarian Endowments support the Urology Care Foundation’s Humanitarian Grant Program, which supports urology-specific humanitarian missions carried out around the world.
What is the Need:
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), half the world lacks access to essential health services. Millions of people around the world suffer from urologic disease, impacting children and adults, males and females. Many countries, and even regions within the United States, lack the urologists to serve their patient populations. The gaps and disparities across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic communities worldwide are growing now more than ever. According to “Manpower Needs in Urology in the Twenty-First Century,” qualified and appropriately trained urologists are limited and sparsely distributed. The urological manpower need projection indicates clearly the major shortages in developing countries compared to the developed.
"To support what we do, to allow a person to have just the basic functions of life, and help with training others, to bring the best urologic care to patients...this describes the purpose that we have."
Arthur L. "Bud" Burnett, II, MD
Volunteer urologists are critical to serving these underserved populations, and currently treat thousands of patients each year.
In the United States, 20 percent of Americans live in rural areas of the country, yet only nine percent of physicians practice there. Poverty is a potential health risk factor in any region of the country, but is more prevalent in rural areas and is often related to increased chronic disease and uninsured individuals. Equitable access and availability of quality urologic care has a major impact on the quality of life and overall health outcomes worldwide.
Your Support Can Make a Global Impact!
Endowment gifts are the most lasting and powerful resources a donor can give. Because they provide a steady stream of income from permanently invested funds, endowment gifts keep growing and giving in perpetuity.
The Humanitarian Endowments will generate grants to support individuals who provide direct urologic patient care to underserved communities in the United States and throughout the world.
Our 2021 goal is to fund 14 endowments or more to recognize and support – for generations to come – the many urology-specific humanitarian missions carried out around the globe.
$150,000 – Named Endowment Fund in Perpetuity
Donor may designate their support for domestic or international humanitarian efforts in urology.
Limited Time - $100,000 investment:
The Urology Care Foundation has committed resources to match $100,000 donations with an additional $50,000 to establish self- sustaining endowments of $150,000.
Currently Funded Humanitarian Endowments (as of January 2021)
2021 Grant Cycle
- American Urological Association/UCF Humanitarian Endowment
- UCF/Richard J. Fox Foundation Humanitarian Endowment
2022 Grant Cycle, will include inaugural 2021 grants
- UCF/Nathirmal N. Lalchandani Humanitarian Endowment
- UCF/The Amerson Family Humanitarian Endowment
- UCF/Endourological Society Raju and Ginny Thomas Humanitarian Endowment
Contact Cynthia Duncan, Development Director, to learn how you can support Humanitarian Endowments at cduncan@UrologyCareFoundation.org.