The Barack Obama Foundation

Organization Overview

The Barack Obama Foundation is located in Chicago, IL. The organization was established in 2014. According to its NTEE Classification (A80) the organization is classified as: Historical Organizations, under the broad grouping of Arts, Culture & Humanities and related organizations. As of 12/2019, Barack Obama Foundation employed 203 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 12/2019, Barack Obama Foundation generated $141.3m in total revenue. All expenses for the organization totaled $54.8m during the year ending 12/2019. While expenses have increased by 81.0% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2018, Barack Obama Foundation has awarded 33 individual grants totaling $7,144,000. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2019

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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THE FOUNDATION'S MISSION IS TO INSPIRE, EMPOWER, AND CONNECT PEOPLE TO CHANGE THEIR WORLD AND TO HONOR THE LEGACY OF PRESIDENT AND MRS. OBAMA.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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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.


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Construction Management
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Project Management
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Exhibit Design
$2,418,884
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$0
Related organizations$9,100,000
Government grants $0
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$130,562,706
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $30,910,339
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$139,662,706
Total Program Service Revenue$0
Investment income $1,682,892
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales -$15,837
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory -$21,268
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $141,308,493

Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, The Barack Obama Foundation has awarded $3,194,000 in support to 14 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES ASSEMBLY

PURPOSE: DIGITIZATION AND TRANSFER OF OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS

$1,984,000

CHICAGO COMMUNITY LOAN FUND

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Chicago, IL

PURPOSE: SUPPORT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO

$150,000

Houston, TX

PURPOSE: COMMUNITY COORDINATOR FOR YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND MENTORSHIP

$100,000

BLACK FAMILY DEVELOPMENT INC

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Detroit, MI

PURPOSE: COMMUNITY COORDINATOR FOR YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND MENTORSHIP

$100,000

LIBERTY HILL FOUNDATION

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Los Angeles, CA

PURPOSE: COMMUNITY COORDINATOR FOR YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND MENTORSHIP

$100,000

NEPPERHAN COMMUNITY CENTER INC

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Yonkers, NY

PURPOSE: COMMUNITY COORDINATOR FOR YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND MENTORSHIP

$100,000
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Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 10 grants that The Barack Obama Foundation has recieved totaling $2,639,798.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Rhimes Family Foundation

Los Angeles, CA

PURPOSE: CONTINUATION OF ARTS AND EDUCATION.

$2,000,000
Daniel Levin Charitable Fund

Chicago, IL

PURPOSE: TO PROMOTE AND FOSTER ACTIVITIES OF THE RECIPIENT

$200,000
Gibbons Scattone Family Foundation

Setauket, NY

PURPOSE: CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER

$200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc

Newark, DE

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$194,484
Network For Good Inc

Washington, DC

PURPOSE: Unrestricted

$13,914
Jewish Communal Fund

New York, NY

PURPOSE: General support

$10,300
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