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Mission

Nu Foundation is a non-profit that builds networks of communities, resources, and events that are inclusive, anti-racist, Jesus-loving, and social justice-oriented.

Vision

Our vision is to empower communities to forge a just and inclusive future, guided by faith and driven by data.

Our pledge

Work to disrupt religious trauma one data point at a time.

About

Our Story

So here's the story: nu Foundation came to life in 2022 when my partner, Adam Evers, and I connected through the LGBTQIA Christian dating app called believr. We shared a burning desire to create something special—an inclusive, Jesus-loving, and educational platform where people could find affirming churches, access valuable resources, and experience true community. Despite facing obstacles like limited funding, lack of visibility, and little support from mainstream Christian platforms, we pushed forward with unwavering determination. We launched nu.communities, leveraging the awesome Church Clarity data, and expanded our reach with nuMedia, a growing media library designed to inspire church leaders and everyday folks in the progressive Christian movement. Here's the cool part: our entire organization is powered by an incredible team of volunteers. With both Adam and I working full-time jobs, we rely on these dedicated individuals to keep things running smoothly. Their commitment and passion, along with the uplifting support we receive on social media, keep us going as we meet with partners, build momentum, and grow our mission. What sets nu Foundation apart is our commitment to curating unique church data and highlighting levels of inclusion. We've even partnered with Launchpad to amplify our impact. Our goal is to collaborate with denominations and non-denominational faith groups, creating extensive networks, hosting events, and providing valuable resources on a national and global scale. We're on a mission to revolutionize the progressive Christian scene! As the driving forces behind nu Foundation, Adam and I are unwavering in our dedication to creating inclusive, anti-racist, Jesus-loving, and social justice-oriented communities. We envision a world where loving communities reign and religious trauma is dismantled, one data point at a time. Join us on this incredible journey of restoration and transformation. Together, we can make a difference.

Our pledge

Work to disrupt religious trauma one data point at a time.

Meet Adam 👋

Technologist & Entrepreneur

Adam is an LGBTQ+ Christian technologist, known for creating believr, an LGBTQ+ Christian dating app. With a background in managing operations, tech infrastructure, and revenue for three San Francisco-based tech startups, he has expertise in building financial models, managing teams, and overseeing marketing. A graduate of Bethel University with a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Adam co-founded nuFoundation while running believr in his spare time. His fervor for collaboration among organizations drives his commitment to the Progressive Christian space.

Meet Will 👋

Product Designer & Social Worker

Will is a highly skilled and versatile designer, bringing extensive expertise from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion industry to his work. With an impressive background in designing educational platforms for renowned companies like Disney and creating impactful TED talks, he co-founded nuFoundation to apply his talents in human-centered product design, marketing, and data visualization. His unwavering passion for democratizing data and empowering communities drives him to foster self-organization and revolutionize the Christian space by creating inclusive and compassionate communities.

How it works

nuFoundation can take information from the community, provide resources for congregations and activate the general population

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Platform

Meet Kat 👋

Product Manager, UX Researcher

Kat Gonzales is a mystic technologist with a deep passion for creating positive social impact. Her visionary approach is underpinned by a strong commitment to user-centered design, always putting the community’s voice at the forefront of her decision-making. With a background in data science and mixed methods research, Kat brings a unique blend of analytical rigor and creative flair to the team. Above all, Kat values collaboration, service, inclusiveness, and diversity, making her a valuable asset to the nuFoundation team in their mission to foster inclusive and caring communities.

Information

Innovation

Inspiration

At Nu Foundation, we champion the right to belong in a loving, inclusive Christian community for everyone, regardless of background or identity. Our dual initiatives - nu.community and nu.Media - assist in locating affirming churches and providing educational resources to nurture your faith journey.

About

Nu.community, our innovative mapping platform, boasts an extensive database of more than 1,270 affirming churches (🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦), highlighting varying levels of inclusion. Designed for LGBTQIA+ individuals, people of color, or anyone seeking an accepting church community, nu.community connects you to a safe, nurturing space for spiritual growth.

Programs & Initiatives

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nu.Media, an inspiring media library, educates individuals and church leaders on building inclusive, progressive Christian communities. Showcasing diverse content such as videos, podcasts, books, and music.
 
nu.Media takes inspiration from the secretive AIDS library of the 80s, which provided a safe space for folx to access vital information, to challenge norms and promote growth.

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Annual Report (Coming Soon)
At Nu Foundation, we project the creation of a new annual report to better coordinate short annoucements from communities within our database.

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An annual event where we invite churches to stand together as churches across the country participate in Affirming Sunday. Some will offer inclusive sermons, while others will invite guest speakers who identify as LGBTQIA+, organize community outreach events, or provide education and resources on LGBTQIA+ issues.
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