The United Nations Foundation was created in 1998 with a $1 billion gift from entrepreneur Ted Turner to support United Nations causes and activities. The organization acts as an advocate for the UN, and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems.

Through its sister organization — the Better World Campaign — the UN Foundation works to support a fully funded United Nations so that it can continue to be an effective voice for international cooperation on behalf of peace, development, human rights and the environment.