EIN 46-4950751

The Obama Foundation

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Obama Foundation's mission is to inspire and empower people to change their world.
Also known as...
The Barack Obama Foundation
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Program areas at The Obama Foundation

Obama Foundation programming:in service of The Foundation's mission to inspire, empower, and connect people to change their world, The Foundation continued to work with young leaders in a variety of local, national, and global programs. Scholars: our scholars program supports rising leaders around The world via a one-year residential program that brings together academic, skills-based, and hands-on learning. For The 2021-2022 school year, The scholars program included 12 scholars at The university of chicago and 12 scholars at columbia university.leaders: leaders: africa, asia-pacific, europe, and usa are each year-long leadership programs aimed at building and empowering regional networks of change-makers. The regional cohorts participate in values-based leadership training. The leaders: africa program began in 2018, The leaders: asia-pacific program launched in 2019 and The leaders: europe program launched in 2020. All programs launched, a cohort of 35 emerging leaders. The leaders: usa program launched in 2022. The voyager scholarship: obama-chesky scholarship for public service: The voyager scholarship launched in 2022 with The selection of 100 students to receive scholarships. The voyager scholarship is designed to build The next generation of leaders committed to public service through a transformational combination of barrier-reducing financial aid and meaningful, educational travel experiences.girls opportunity alliance: The girls opportunity alliance seeks to empower adolescent girls around The world through education, allowing them to achieve their full potential and transform their families, communities, and countries. The program engages people around The world to take action to help adolescent girls and The grassroots leaders working to educate them.my brother's keeper alliance: mbk alliance leads a national call to action focused on building safe and supportive communities for boys and young men of color where they feel valued and have clear pathways to opportunity.
Obama presidential center startup:in 2022 The Obama Foundation construction activities included finalizing The installation of The Foundation systems and focused on concrete operations of The Obama presidential center ("center"). Activities also included finalizing The design of The center and accelerating The museum component throughout our ongoing artifact collecting activity, arts commission, and arts program planning; applying best practices for preservation and management of The museum collection; and advancing planning and development for our inaugural exhibitions and visitor experience.

Grants made by The Obama Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Emerald South Economic Development ColloborativeSupport the Economic Development of the South Side of Chicago.$1,000,000
Tides CenterSupport Local Organizations That Are Working To Reduce Violence in Communities.$1,000,000
GofundmeorgSupport Grassroots Leaders To Empower Girls Through Education.$930,153
...and 5 more grants made

Who funds The Obama Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationCommunity Engagement Grantmaking$10,000,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$9,883,575
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$9,883,575
...and 164 more grants received totalling $110,269,375

Personnel at The Obama Foundation

Valerie JarrettDirector and Chief Executive Officer$740,000
Ammar RizkiChief Financial Officer$192,283
Jordan KaplanSenior Vice President , Chief Development Officer$260,180
Alfreda Bradley-CoarExecutive Vice President , Chief Legal and People Officer$412,384
Elisabeth SicilianoVice President , Governance , Strategy and Risk$261,000
...and 27 more key personnel

Financials for The Obama Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$311,359,661
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,028,436
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-3,107,445
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$3,587
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$309,284,239

Form 990s for The Obama Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-07-26990View PDF
2021-122022-07-21990View PDF
2020-122022-07-19990View PDF
2020-122021-08-02990View PDF
2019-122020-09-15990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s
Data update history
November 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 18 new grant, including a grant for $1,000,000 from Bronfman Hauptman Foundation
August 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
August 23, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
August 20, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 5 new vendors, including , , , , and
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 107 new grant, including a grant for $10,000,000 from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesHistory
Political advocacyLobbyingOperates internationallyNational levelEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
5235 S Harper CT No 1140
Chicago, IL 60615
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Cook County, IL
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IRS details
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A80: Historical Societies, Historical Preservation
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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