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 Founder knew from the beginning that they would first establish Selah Freedom, followed by launching a foundation strongly rooted in uniting best practices and high-impact leaders, 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 initiatives are creating an international change with an unparalleled approach to moving the needle forward to eradicate sex trafficking, abuse, and exploitation.

OUR FOCUS

At The Foundation United, our focus is to create a path to ending human trafficking by addressing it systemically starting at the root.

  • The Prevention Pillar provides entire school districts, including all faculty/staff and K-12th graders with SPEAK UP, a unique train-the-trainer model with proven outcomes to prevent children from exploitation. We also offer The Cool Aunt Series, a unique multi-media experience that walks teens and parents through the STREAMS of Influence - the 7 risk factors that lead to sex trafficking: Survival, Trafficker, Recruiter, Environment, Abuse, Media, and Solicitation. REAL TALK is a catalytic tool which awakens and empowers the Church with prevention curriculum and more for kindergarten through leadership.

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

  • Through Awareness and Advocacy, we educate individuals around the globe on this issue and how to collaboratively eradicate it. We advocate for key legislation which aims to systemically fight sex trafficking, exploitation and abuse, and partner with the Parliamentary Intelligence Security Forum Task Force on Human Trafficking to connect world leaders with scalable solutions.

  • Until we completely eradicate sex trafficking and exploitation, we support vetted after-care and safe housing programs for survivors. Our heart is to end this issue by getting to the root and changing systems, so that, one day, there is no longer a need for residential programs.

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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. 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, REAL TALK and SPEAK 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.
job 22:28
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. 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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Board of Directors
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Above: Jeff Rech, Treasurer; Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good, Founder/CEO; Ruth LeFebvre, Secretary; Lynne Jubilee Cumming, Chair; Frederick A. Feller, Vice-Chairman

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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Grantees

The Foundation United's mission is to fund our own programs and support organizations in the anti-sex trafficking movement through grants and directed funds. In addition to locking arms with our Global Ambassadors and leading our own initiatives, this is how we bring freedom to countless lives affected by this crime around the world. Thank you for your generosity and heart for our mission to end sex trafficking and exploitation!

 

TOTAL PROVIDED SINCE INCEPTION:

Over $1.3 MILLION

 

Through your generosity, The Foundation United directed funds to these and other impactful organizations:

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