All The Sky Foundation
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Who We Are

All The Sky is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to serve under represented populations in the world with a focus on gender equality. It is our belief that all lives deserve equal respect and access to opportunity.  It’s important that all people, but especially those with the smallest amount of resources, have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in life and transition out of poverty. 

Women and girls can reshape entire societies when given the opportunity to participate and be responsible for their own lives. A woman’s success has a ripple effect across families, communities and countries with long-lasting benefits. Our foundation will continue working ferociously against the oppression of women and girls in the developing world, because we know when marginalized populations are empowered and given access to education and healthcare, extraordinary things start happening. We know the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential and including men and boys in that conversation.

Our Mission

All lives deserve equal respect and access to opportunity



The Founder



Rick Rust was an incredibly compassionate, driven, intelligent individual who cared deeply about the needs of others. A boat builder by trade and humanitarian by heart, he had a ripple effect on the lives of everyone who had the honor of knowing him. On the heels of his 2014 terminal diagnosis, Rick had finished reading the book Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity. The stories found amongst those pages inspired him to help raise awareness about the tragedies girls and women around the world are facing and put some good back into the world. Rick felt very strongly that in order to focus on true gender equality and create opportunities for women to become prosperous in the world, we also need to include men and boys in the conversation. 


Rick left behind the summation of his  life’s wealth to help others in need. Through his gift we will continue working hard to ensure that people living in poverty-stricken areas have access to knowledge; for freeing and expanding the mind is one of the most imperative steps a woman can take toward empowering herself. All lives deserve equal respect

Rick passed away in May of 2017. It brings his family and those who loved him great peace and comfort to know he was able to see the  beginning stages of his vision being carried out. He is proof that the compassion and care of one person has wide spreading effects. 



Educate a woman and you educate her family. Educate a girl and you change the future.
— Rania al Abdullah



Our Team



CEO and President


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Program Manager and Vice President  



Marketing and Secretary


Projects & Partners

  • Kampala, Uganda: Hope For Women and Children.

    • ATS foundation supports the mission of promoting human rights education to prevent violence against women and children through building and providing safe library space for people in impoverished communities.

    • ATS has also funded a new women’s healthcare clinic which serves to provide support and health information for women within the refugee community.

  • Kolkata, India: New Light

    • Within one of the most impoverished red light districts of Kolkata, ATS helped fund a safe educational space for children. It is our hope that our contribution here helps break the cycle of inter-generational prostitution.

  • Seattle, Washington: Mary’s Place

    • While working with Libraries For All, ATS funded a fully stocked library space and new laptops for women and children working their way out of homelessness.

All The Sky Foundation frequently partners with Rescue Freedom to help end sex slavery around the world, as well as covering the costs and funding for many other small organizations.

We are constantly brainstorming and working hard to find the greatest needs and how we can best fill them and continue progressing toward a world free of gender inequality.



All The Sky Foundation is currently funding a Women’s Health Clinic at Hope for Women and Children in Uganda

Recently featured by Nicholas Kristof in his column in The New York Times

Mentioned by the Edna Adan Hospital for ATS’s donation to cover the cost of emergency c-sectons for women in need. Read here.


Get Involved

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
— Kofi Annan

Take action

We know that gender inequality not only holds back the growth of individuals, but also the evolution of societies. As long as women face discrimination, our efforts to advance human rights will be in vain.

We truly believe we all have the power to create change and put some good back into the world.

If you feel called to contribute financially, 100% of your donation goes directly toward funding programs and projects which help empower women and put an end gender inequality.

Please CONTACT us to submit your donation.

If you want to help fundraise for All The Sky Foundation and take your personal passions and skills to raise money, we would love to help you mobilize your talent.