Promoting World Peace,
Cooperation and Unity
for 40 Years
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About Unity Foundation

History of Unity Foundation
Board of Directors, Staff, Founders, Acknowledgements

In 1975 the seeds of Unity Foundation were firmly planted in the soil of Golden Gate Park, with the presentation of the first San Francisco Unity Fair. On September 27th and 28th of that year, forty-five nonprofit organizations, an array of multicultural performers, the Jefferson Starship, the Grateful Dead, and 40,000 to 50,000 people gathered in Golden Gate Park's Lyndley Meadows to celebrate unity.
The Grateful Dead play
at the first Unity Fair

In early 1976, Shoot for the Stars Productions, one of the two producing organizations of the Unity Fair decided to create Unity Foundation as a means to build upon the success of the first Unity Fair. On September 30th, 1976, Unity Foundation was established with the mission of promoting world peace, cooperation, and unity. The Foundation accomplishes its nonprofit purpose through the presentation of special cultural and educational events, local programs and projects for children and youth, media campaigns, and the utilization of interactive communications technologies.

In the latter part of the 1970s, Unity Foundation produced San Francisco Unity Fairs II, III, and IV. The Foundation also co-produced the 1977 Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day Celebration, which was attended by 250,000 to 300,000 people, making it one of the largest events in the City's history. In the 1980s, Unity Foundation expanded its nonprofit work of promoting world peace, cooperation, and unity by setting up an office in Los Angeles. During this decade the Foundation produced, and/or provided, major production services for some of the most significant events in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City. The 1990s was a decade of both international special events and media campaigns, and local programs and projects in the Mission District of San Francisco. During Unity Foundation's 25 year history well over a million people have attended special events produced by the foundation and more than 450 million people have been reached through Unity Foundation's media campaigns.

All of Unity Foundation's special cultural and educational events, media campaigns, and local programs and projects are designed to create greater understanding, respect and appreciation for people of all races, cultures, lifestyles, and generations within the Human Family.

Unity Foundation's Goal is to bring together the Human Family into a state of unity with itself and with the Earth, through the use of creative arts, education, and communications technologies.



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