CEO & Founder
Sheldon Williams is a visionary futurist dedicated to creating a better world for all humanity. With over 20 years of service in the United States Coast Guard, as a Chief Warrant Officer he has developed a unique perspective on the challenges facing society today. In 1999, he co-founded and became President of both Edfu Foundation Inc., an NGO with special EcoSoc status in the United Nations, and The Conservancy Corp, organizations that promote social justice, economic
equality, and the advancement of human rights.
As Co-Chair of the International Working Group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, Sheldon has worked tirelessly to eliminate systemic racism and promote diversity and inclusion. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Chapter of the Chief Petty Officers Association and as President of the Golden Gate Chapter of the Chief Warrant Officers Association, working to advance the interests of Coast Guard
personnel and improve the quality of life for all service members.
Sheldon is a skilled project and technology manager, strategic planner, and team builder with extensive experience in public speaking and research. He holds several certifications in non-profit management and fundraising and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Sheldon also runs Afronauts, a futurism collective and blog that showcases diverse characters in speculative fiction and inspires young people to raise their self-esteem.
Through his work as a futurist and social justice advocate, Sheldon Williams has made a significant contribution to the advancement of human rights and equality. He has been recognized for his service with multiple awards, including the National NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award and the Society of American Indian Government Employees Meritorious Service Award and the U.S. Coast Guard Voluntary Service Medal. Sheldon is a true visionary and a
powerful force for positive change in the world.
Permanent Forum For People of African Decent
United Nations Advocacy
Bay Area Street Pantry