United Nations Foundation

The UN Foundation was created in 1998 with businessman and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support United Nations' causes. The UN Foundation promotes a more peaceful, prosperous, and just world through the support of the United Nations. Through new and innovative public-private partnerships, advocacy and grantmaking, the UN Foundation acts to meet the most pressing health, humanitarian, socioeconomic, and environmental challenges of the 21st century.

United Nations Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
United States
(202) 887-9040
http://www.unfoundation.org

President

Timothy E. Wirth

Management Team

Walter Cortes, David Burton, Kathy Bushkin Calvin, Dr. Daniel Carucci, Lesli Creedon, Reid Detchon, Mohamed T. El-Ashry, Andrea Gay, Elizabeth McKee Gore, Erika Harms, David Harwood, Glynis Jones, Melinda Kimble, Tamara Kreinin, Katherine Miller, Susan Myers, Richard S. Parnell, Shamir Shahi, Maxine Somerville, Gillian Sorensen, Claire Thwaites, Timothy E. Wirth

Board of Directors

Walter Cortes, Kathy Calvin, Richard S Parnell, David Burton, Kathy Bushkin Calvin, Dr. Daniel Carucci, Lesli Creedon, Reid Detchon, Mohamed T. El-Ashry, Andrea Gay, Elizabeth McKee Gore, Erika Harms, David Harwood, Glynis Jones, Melinda Kimble, Tamara Kreinin, Katherine Miller, Susan Myers, Richard S. Parnell, Shamir Shahi, Maxine Somerville, Gillian Sorensen, Claire Thwaites, Timothy E. Wirth

Project Leaders

Alicia Bonner Ness
Meg Cleghorn

Mission

The UN Foundation was created in 1998 with businessman and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support United Nations' causes. The UN Foundation promotes a more peaceful, prosperous, and just world through the support of the United Nations. Through new and innovative public-private partnerships, advocacy and grantmaking, the UN Foundation acts to meet the most pressing health, humanitarian, socioeconomic, and environmental challenges of the 21st century.

Programs

The UN Foundation have 16 campaigns and initiatives that work to support the organization's mission, including Nothing But Nets, Shot@Life, Girl Up, the mHealth Alliance, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the Better World Campaign and others.

Statistics on United Nations Foundation

Financial Statistics

  • Other funding sources: Individuals (ex: R.E. Turner), Organizations (ex: Corporations, Non-Profits, Religious Groups), Other (ex: Anonymous Donors; Estates)
  • Religious Affiliation: None
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