Global Unity Foundation's mission is to unite the world through humanitarian efforts by working with governments, influential individuals, and both for-profit and non-profit organizations to eradicate poverty, advance health and wellness, create economic sustainability, and promote universal quality education.
We are principally focused on providing unique and critically needed services to startup nonprofits founded by visionary community leaders working to solve the global grand challenges we face.
We support initiatives across a wide range of efforts including education, gender equality, the eradication of poverty, feeding the hungry, ending human trafficking, addressing homelessness, the promotion of good health and well-being, and economic empowerment through entrepreneurship training.
Global Unity Foundation was re-established by Donna Shepard in April 2020 to continue the philanthropic mission founded by her late son, Ryan Long - a warrior for change and an advocate for community.
Since 2011, Ryan worked tirelessly to support startup charities through events held year-round and throughout the country. Events supported socially conscious entrepreneurs and raised funds for both startup and established charities working in communities around the world.
Ryan's legacy also includes our Virtual Training Sessions that have featured leaders in business, experts in marketing, nonprofit compliance, grant-writing, and fundraising who share tools and techniques for success.
Ryan passed on March 2nd, 2020, however we will continue his work to support community through programs and events inspired by his extraordinary vision for making this world just a little bit better than he found it.
We believe that it is now up to all of us to work together in carrying forward Ryan's mission of Global Unity. And together we can.
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