Updates

Obama Foundation Files Form 990 for 2021 Tax Year

August 11, 2022 12:00 PM

CHICAGO, IL—Today, the Obama Foundation announced that it has filed its Form 990 for the 2021 tax year. A copy of the 990 and the… More

World-Renowned Artist Maya Lin Commissioned to Create “Seeing Through the Universe” Sculpture for the Obama Presidential Center

August 4, 2022 9:45 AM

President Obama to name Water Garden surrounding the sculpture after his mother, Ann Dunham CHICAGO – Today, on his 61st birthday, President Obama… More

The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Launches Freedom Summer 2022 Fund to Create Safe Spaces for Boys and Young Men of Color

July 15, 2022 10:00 AM

The program will disperse $1 million in grants to nonprofit organizations nationwide CHICAGO – Today, the My Brother’s Keeper… More

Obama Foundation Announces New Initiative to Build Healthier Communities in Chicago

July 7, 2022 12:08 PM

Local Lunchbox Program Connects South Side Youth to Free, Healthy Meals CHICAGO – Today, the Obama Foundation announced the creation of the Local Lunchbox Chicago… More

Obama Foundation Names Tina Tchen as Chief Strategy and Impact Officer

July 6, 2022 2:10 PM

Today the Obama Foundation announced that Tina Tchen will join the Foundation as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Impact Officer. In this role,… More

Safe Spaces Create Hope and Opportunities for Chicago Youth

June 9, 2022 9:18 AM

Valerie Jarrett visits New Life Centers Pan De Vida in Chicago, IL, on June 8, 2022.Please credit “The Obama Foundation.” The photographs… More

President Obama to Close the 2022 Copenhagen Democracy Summit on “Democratic Organizing in the Digital Age”

June 9, 2022 6:00 AM

President Obama will deliver remarks and join Obama Foundation Leaders from across Europe to discuss challenges to democracy and the promise of the… More

President Obama reunites with the young man from one of his favorite photos

May 27, 2022 7:00 AM

Earlier today, President Obama shared the message below with our email list to reflect on a pretty special moment he shared with a five-year-old boy… More

Curbing Youth Violence, Creating Safe Communities: A Nationwide Call to Action

May 24, 2022 5:41 PM

Nearly two years ago, a horrified crowd of men, women and children looked on as George Floyd was senselessly murdered. Two weeks ago,… More

Michael Strautmanis Reflects on the Death of Chicago Teen Seandell Holliday

May 20, 2022 3:06 PM

Chicago lost another innocent life this weekend and this one came close to home. 16-year-old Seandell Holliday was hanging out in Millennium Park with other… More

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