Unity Foundation

Vision

We envision a world in which individuals have equitable access to information regardless of social status.

Our Mission

We develop and leverage technology by engaging community partners allowing for the equitable sharing of information thereby supporting improved individual and collective outcomes.

Projects: Innovation in Action

We joined forces with local community partners and are taking bold steps to proactively eliminate systemic barriers by leveraging technologies, tools, and resources to deliver seamless access to information and services for underserved communities. Some of our current partners include Micronaut Foundation, OpenDDS Foundation, multiple local social service organizations, educational institutions, and Object Computing, Inc.

Community System

Community Alliances

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This secure digital network benefits members of the homeless community throughout St. Louis, Missouri, by reinforcing collaborative relationships between service providers.

Real-time Resource Data Exchange

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This real-time resource data exchange improves the accuracy and flow of information used by individuals and organizations who serve the community. Other capabilities include the enhancement of communication systems that aid senior citizens, people experiencing homelessness, and individuals looking for sustainable employment.

Work Force Development Initiative

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This network of integration tools will aggregate critical information and documentation across disconnected systems for distribution through an employer/provider resource directory, job seekers exchange, and visualizations for employment data.

Unity Teen Center at the St. Louis County Library

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The Unity Teen Center will be hosted at the St. Louis County Library’s headquarters. It will feature a maker space that offers free activities, tools, and learning resources to encourage curiosity and exploration of STEM-related fields as potential careers and hobbies.

Strategy: Opening Doors with Open Systems

Technology has the power to build bridges between community members and the organizations that support them. Open, interconnected systems equip service providers, policymakers, researchers, and community-based organizations with the critical information they need to provide the right level(s) of assistance in real-time.

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Solutions built with open standards, open source technology, and open licensing …

  • Create safe and secure transactions
  • Build and implement non-proprietary technological standards
  • Feature commercial-friendly licensing standards to foster innovation
  • Support the development of collaborative and transparent software
  • Are used by private enterprises, public organizations, and government agencies

About Us: Visionaries With a Purpose

Dr. Ebrahim Moshiri

Unity Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2020 by Dr. Ebrahim Moshiri, an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist who has been a champion for open standards-based technologies for close to 40 years.

Unity’s core engineering team has decades of collective experience building state-of-the-art solutions for clients around the world. Their shared values and passion for projects that uplift and empower those in need have brought them together to turn Unity’s vision into reality.

Our Board

Jason Braidwood

Jason Braidwood
Keeley Properties
President

Steven Burghart

Steven Burghart
SSM Cardinal Glennon
President

Roger Chamberlain

Roger Chamberlain
Washington University
Professor

Rhonda Key, Ph.D.

Rhonda Key, Ph.D.
Hazelwood Schools
Assistant Superintendent

Shawn Khojasteh, Ph.D.

Shawn Khojasteh, Ph.D.
Healthcare Entrepreneur

Ebrahim Moshiri, Ph.D.

Ebrahim Moshiri, Ph.D.
Unity Foundation, N.P.
Founder

Matthew Porter

Matthew Porter
EmpowerMe Wellness
Chief Technology Officer

Alan Ratchford

Alan Ratchford
Summers Compton Wells
Principal

Kristen Sorth

Kristen Sorth
St. Louis County Library
Executive Director