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.”
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 a domestic service provider, 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 complicated and ever-evolving issues. 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.
"The Foundation United's leadership has produced groundbreaking systemic change. Best practices have been taken throughout the country and globally, impacting survivors of exploitation, their families, and the systems which often allowed them to fall through the cracks with proven solutions. ”
Dr. Jason Quintal
At The Foundation United, our focus is to create a path to ending human trafficking, exploitation, and abuse by addressing it systemically, starting at the root.
Empower the Frontlines - This pathway 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 risk factors that lead to sex trafficking and exploitation. Global Strategic Operatives and the National Training Cadre train the frontlines of the criminal justice system and healthcare systems to recognize this crime and rescue survivors. Through Awareness, we educate and empower communities to take action.
Awaken the Faith Community - This pathway includes REAL TALK, a catalytic tool that awakens and empowers the Church with tools and resources for kindergarten through leadership.
Ignite Global Leaders - This pathway connects world leaders with our scalable solutions and programs. One way this is accomplished is through our partnership with the Interparliamentary Human Trafficking Task Force.
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 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 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.
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, exploitation, and abuse. 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.
Board of Directors
Above: Jeff Rech, Treasurer; Elizabeth Melendez 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.
Proudly Partners With
Proudly Partners With
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: