about the foundation united

The Lord says, “I have seen violence done to the helpless. I have heard the groans of the oppressed. I will rise up to rescue them.”
psalm 12:5
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OUR HISTORY

Ten years in the making, The Foundation United began as a vision in 2010 and has evolved into a catalytic platform to end sexual exploitation and trafficking through systemic change.  The organization's Co-Founders knew from the beginning that they would first establish Selah Freedom, followed by launching a foundation strongly rooted in the organization's best practices and high impact model, which would have a global reach. We have established an unshakable foundation upon which leading organizations with like-minded DNA and proven results, can collaboratively partner and scale.

 

In 2018 it was time to bring this vision to life and The Foundation United became incorporated. The Foundation United has an innovative approach to delivering scalable solutions to a complicated and ever-evolving issue. It also creates an opportunity for industry-leaders, and vetted organizations doing similar work, to maximize their impact by leveraging shared resources and synergies. Today, The Foundation United's three Pillars are creating an international change with an unparalleled approach to moving the needle forward to eradicate sex trafficking, abuse and exploitation.

OUR pillars

The three Pillars of The Foundation United create a path to ending human trafficking by addressing it from all angles, creating a movement with a global reach.

  • The Provision Pillar partners with Operation Underground Railroad and Uncaged to provide safe-housing and restorative programs for survivors globally.  

  • The Prevention Pillar provides entire school districts, including all faculty/staff and K-12th graders with S.P.E.A.K. UP, a unique train-the-trainer model with proven outcomes to prevent children from exploitation. We also partner with The Cool Aunt Series, a unique multi-media experience which walks teens and parents through the STREAMS of Influence- - the 7 risk factors that lead to sex trafficking: Survival, Trafficker, Recruiter, Environment, Abuse, Media, Solicitation.

  • The Protection Pillar, comprised of Global Strategic Operatives and the National Training Cadre, trains the front lines of law enforcement agencies and healthcare systems to recognize this crime and rescue survivors.

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A NETWORK FOR FREEDOM

Our methodology bases funding where it is most needed and does not support full-scale, ongoing operations, administration, and salaries. The goal of the Foundation is to teach others how to fish rather than create ongoing dependency. A benefit of the Foundation's structure allows many organizations to operate with shared resources. We create an atmosphere of collaboration, not of competition between organizations. This provides for the most significant impact possible.​

 

The beauty of the initiatives under the Foundation is that we have the ability to share resources. Some organizations have their own 501c3 while others have chosen to forego theirs. This allows all to unite and leverage resources to significantly reduce back-office costs, such as marketing, development, accounting, and operations. This method means more money goes directly to life saving programs. Some of our Pillar partners are solely initiatives of the foundation, such as the National Training Cadre and the S.P.E.A.K. UP Train-The-Trainer Prevention Model.

We also provide grants to highly credible and vetted organizations on an annual basis on a smaller scale.

You will succeed in all you do and light will shine on the road ahead of you.
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High impact giving that moves the needle

The Foundation United is unique in our ability to not only create and lead our own programming, but we are also set up with the capacity to pass money to other organizations which are achieving compatible and collaborative goals in the fight to end sex trafficking. Our three Pillars (Prevention, Protection and Provision) encompass our work domestically and internationally to combat sex trafficking and sexual abuse, while our grantee organizations are able to benefit from the support of our organization. This one-of-a-kind approach has built a strong foundation for the greatest possible outcomes in this movement.

 

When you support The Foundation United, you are not merely supporting one organization. You are significantly moving the needle, globally, to save lives and end an abhorrent human rights violation.

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Lynne Jubilee Cumming

Chairman

The Foundation United

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Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good

CEO/Cofounder

The Foundation United

global ambassadors
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National Training Cadre

Rachel Thomas

The Cool Aunt Series

Deb O'Hara Ruskowski

Global Strategic Operatives

Kim Westfall

Uncaged

Jessica Mass

O.U.R.

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university research partnerships

The Foundation United understands the importance of evidence-based research, outcomes, measurements and audited financials. We are proud to announce the following University Research Partnerships tied to our different Initiatives. 

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Proudly Partners With

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Proudly Partners With

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