The Foundation

The UMCom Foundation

The Foundation for United Methodist Communications

The Foundation works in partnership to amplify the mission of United Methodist Communications to improve technology infrastructures, building communication systems and network channels across the globe. The Foundation finances equipment, training, and expertise; and affords messages of hope and information during global disasters, disease outbreaks, and conflicts.

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Students work in the computer lab at the Thomas Food Project in Thomas, Haiti. The program is part of a United Methodist Communications effort to use technology for development. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

What is the Foundation?

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, fostering generosity since 1998. Managed by a board of trustees, the Foundation offers financial resources and provides oversight for charitable gifts. In partnership with the United Methodist Communications agency, a common purpose is to develop a strong communications and technology infrastructure, and to foster public relations and promotional needs of the United Methodist Church.

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Michelle Maldonado lectures on creating videos and B-roll during training for communicators from the Congo Central Conference held Nov. 13-18, 2017 in Ndola, Zambia. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Communication [EM]POWERED

Imagine arriving at work, logging on to your computer and finding that the internet was unavailable. Would you be able to fulfill your responsibilities without email or instant messaging? Many of us would flip on the TV or search for updates online, but what if these options weren't available?

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Joachim Gnatin Diahi monitors an afternoon broadcast at 101.6 FM Abidjan. Diahi is an anchor, producer and technician at the station.

Project: Grace United Methodist Radio

In Nigeria, 83% of homes have a working radio, providing powerful opportunities for connection and outreach. God calls the church to be a connected body, and communication is the avenue that allows us to live into this mission.

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