EIN 46-4950751

Obama Foundation

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Obama Foundation is an international, foreign affairs and national security alliances and advocacy in Chicago, IL whose mission is: Obama Foundation's mission is to inspire and empower people to change their world.
Also known as...
The Barack Obama Foundation

Program areas at 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. Fellows: The Obama Foundation fellowship supports outstanding civic innovators -- leaders who are working with their communities to create transformational change, addressing some of The world's most pressing problems. In 2019, The program welcomed 20 new community-minded rising stars from around The world for a two-year, non-residential program, designed to amplify The impact of their work and inspire a wave of civic innovation. 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 2019-2020 school year, The scholars program included 19 scholars at The university of chicago and 11 scholars at columbia university. Leaders: leaders: africa and leaders: asia-pacific are year-long leadership programs aimed at building and empowering regional networks of changemakers. Each regional cohort provides values-based training to 200 young leaders. The leaders: africa program began in 2018 in johannesburg, and The leaders: asia-pacific program launched in kuala lumpur in december 2019 with both president and mrs. Obama attending. Community leadership corps: The community leadership corps is a 6-month program in which young people ages 18-25 work in teams to complete projects in their communities supported by in-person and online training resources. In 2019, community leadership corps were held in chicago and hartford, Connecticut. A total of 115 young leaders participated.girls opportunity alliance: The girls opportunity alliance seeks to empower adolescent girls around The world through education, so that they can, in turn, support their families, communities, and countries. In 2019, mrs. Obama visited a project of The alliance in vietnam, engaging people around The world to take action to help The grassroots leaders who best understand The unique challenges girls face in their local communities and The strategies needed to overcome 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. In 2019, mbk alliance held mbk rising!, a celebration of mbk's fifth anniversary, bringing together more than a thousand participants in oakland to hear from president Obama and learn best practices from each other. Mbk alliance also supported its seed and impact community grantees -- both in chicago and around The united states.obama youth jobs corps: in partnership with urban alliance, The Obama youth jobs corps increases access to economic opportunity for high school students in some of The most underserved communities in chicago. Through workforce readiness training and early, meaningful work experience at businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout The city, oyjc gave students The skills, experience, and exposure needed to succeed. Oyjc served more than 100 chicago public schools sophomores and juniors in each of The 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic school year.
Obama presidential center startup: in 2019 The Obama Foundation ramped up its development of The Obama presidential center and museum. Activities included starting The final phase and remaining on schedule for The design of The opc and accelerating The museum by laying The infrastructure for, and initiating, our collection process and art plan. In addition, significant progress was made on various projects that enable The start of opc construction.

Form 990s for Obama Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122020-09-15990View PDF
2018-122019-08-09990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122017-09-07990View PDF
2015-122016-09-27990View PDF
...and 1 more Form 990s

Who funds Obama Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Benificus FoundationCharitable$8,369,501
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...and 60 more grants received

Grants made by Obama Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
The National Archives AssemblyDigitization and Transfer of Obama Presidential Records$1,984,000
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...and 9 more grants made

Financials for Obama Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$139,662,706
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,682,892
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-15,837
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$-21,268
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$141,308,493

Personnel at Obama Foundation

Ralph LeslieChief Financial Officer$336,984
Glenn BrownChief Digital Officer$447,212
Jordan KaplanChief Development Officer$303,827
 Subscribe to viewChief Program Officer$409,692
 Subscribe to viewChief Engagement Officer$282,011
...and 16 more key personnel

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5235 South Harper Court No 1140
Chicago, IL 60615
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
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Form 990
Year formed
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NTEE code, primary
Q01: International, Foreign Affairs and National Security Alliances and Advocacy
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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