The Barack Obama Foundation

Chicago, IL   |  WWW.OBAMA.ORG

Mission

SEE SCHEDULE O

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

DAVID SIMAS

Main address

5235 S Harper Ct Ste 1140

Chicago, IL 60615

EIN

46-4950751

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

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.

Expenses
$23,167,927
Revenue
($21,268)

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.

Expenses
$10,505,682
Revenue
$0

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