Learn more about our fundraising goals to support our work to inspire, empower, and connect the next generation of leaders and bring the Obama Presidential Center to life on the South Side of Chicago.
Bring Hope Home
The Obama Foundation has set an ambitious goal of raising $1.6 billion to fuel the Foundation’s pursuit of its mission to inspire, empower, and connect the next generation of leaders. With this support, we will build and open the Obama Presidential Center on the South Side of Chicago, sustain the Obama Foundation’s global programs and operations, and seed an endowment for the future of the Obama Foundation’s work. Given the Foundation’s deep roots in the city, we aim to raise $400 million of our overarching fundraising goal from Chicago and the Midwest.
(As of September 28, 2021)
We are deeply grateful for our supporters who share our belief in the power of people working together to change their communities, and whose generosity has propelled our work forward.
We would like to recognize the generosity of our Founding Donors who invested early and at a critical juncture: before we broke ground on our permanent home on the South Side of Chicago. The following donors have contributed $100,000 or more.
*Founding Donors from the Midwest support the Chicago Campaign, a $400 million effort in our hometown.
We are grateful for key leaders across the country who have driven critical fundraising and engagement efforts on the road to groundbreaking.