Press Releases Updates

The Obama Foundation Opens Applications for its Global Leaders Program

October 4, 2022 10:00 AM

The Obama Foundation Leaders Program is the signature leadership program of the Obama Foundation, supporting emerging leaders in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe CHICAGO… More

The Obamas and Brian Chesky Announce the Inaugural Cohort of Voyager Scholarship Recipients

September 13, 2022 8:30 AM

The $100 million Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service supports students pursuing careers in public service with an academic scholarship, exposure to travel, and… More

Obama Foundation Welcomes 2022-2023 Class of Scholars at Columbia University and University of Chicago

August 30, 2022 10:00 AM

The Obama Foundation is proud to announce its fifth cohort of Obama Scholars, 30 emerging leaders from around the world who… More

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

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

The Obamas and Brian Chesky announce The Voyager Scholarship for Public Service

May 16, 2022 8:45 AM

$100 million scholarship fund will support students pursuing careers in public service with an academic scholarship, exposure to travel, and connections to a… More

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