The Oakland African American Chamber Foundation
The Foundation is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes with the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Oakland African American Chamber Foundation (The Foundation) is organized to solicit, accept, administer and implement fundraisers, donation drives, raffles and awareness campaigns, as determined by the Board of Directors, to benefit charities that support children and education.
The Foundation leads the charitable and education objectives of the OAACC (the Chamber) and promotes economic prosperity and quality of life for the African American community. The Foundation furthers the Chamber’s mission by conducting research, forming partnerships and hosting events focused on education, workforce development, and community wellness. In addition, the Foundation educates the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.
Through workforce development efforts, the Foundation serves as a link between industry and education, ensuring that students in Oakland have access to a quality education and related job training to prepare them for the future.