Our Work

Through public and private partnerships, the G-Unity Foundation works to fund, administer, and support programming that serves communities in need.

G-Unity Foundation Partners with NFTE

G-Unity Foundation recently teamed up with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to provide underserved youth with opportunities to build their futures and their networks, and to develop their entrepreneurial, academic, personal, and life skills.

The partnership kicked off with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson being honored at the NFTE Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards Gala (seen below) for his commitment to advancing entrepreneurship studies for students.

Up next: NFTE and G-Unity pilot a Business Lab summer camp based on the blueprint of the G-Unity Foundation’s year-long course in entrepreneurship for high-school students in at-risk communities.

Judging for the NBA Foundation’s All Star Pitch Competition

Over the 2024 All Star weekend, Jackson joined Tamika Catchings and NBA legend Jalen Rose to judge product ideas presented by seven entrepreneurs. The winner, Katara McCarty, was awarded 75K to get going with “Exhale,” an app that supports Black women and women of color on their mental health journey.

Helping Young Entrepreneurs

G-Unity, StartedUp, and Pacers Sports and Entertainment team up to host Innovation Workshops for students to incubate product and business ideas and compete for seed money.

Two teams were awarded $2,000 worth of seed money and one idea earned the “Team 50” designation, advancing to the central Indiana Innovate WithIN regional competition.

Holiday Giveaway

G-Unity teams up with Kroger and the Houston Rockets to give away 1000 holiday meals and groceries.

Forever Young Day

Curtis hosts an all-day event intended to spur children from his hometown, Jamaica, Queens, to become more involved with the community, keep off the streets and get more exercise.

I want to be able to go and talk to them and (have) them really feel what my experience has been.

Somalia Trip

Curtis travels to Somalia on a humanitarian mission with the United Nations World Food Program.

I’m in Somalia this week to show the world the devastation that is taking place, he wrote. Children going hungry everyday, even dying everyday from hunger…The world needs to see what is going on.

Superfeast Toy Drive

Curtis joins the Citywide Club and Horizon United Group to serve 17,000 Houston families.

NAACP Toy Drive

Curtis joins Senator Borris Miles, City Council Woman Carolyn Shabazz-Evans, the NAACP Houston, Texas, chapter, and Horizon United Group for a toy drive serving 5,000 families.

“You make more, you give more back.”

Community Garden

G-Unity, with Bette Midler and the New York Restoration Project, open the Curtis 50 Cent Jackson Community Garden in Queens, NY. The Garden boasts a children’s learning garden, vegetable plots and a patio area, and is a much enoyed resource in an area that had less than five percent of the recommended amount of open space to serve its tens of thousands of children.