Celebrity Series: Will Smith

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are two of the world's most generous philanthropists. The couple frequently donates to charities and non-profit organizations and even operates their own charitable foundation that supports projects in education, youth development, community health and religion.

What Charities Does the Smith Family Support?

The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation

The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve people's lives through charitable programs in community development, youth education, social services, healthcare and religion. The main goal of the Smith Family Foundation is to raise and educate America's next generation of world leaders, artists, entrepreneurs and social innovators.

Living Classrooms Foundation

The Living Classrooms Foundation is an educational non-profit based in Washington, DC, that aims to break the cycle of poverty by giving people access to the resources needed to realize their full potential. To achieve this mission, Living Classrooms developed an experiential learning program that provides people with educational opportunities, workforce development and health and wellness resources.

Youth Health Empowerment

The Youth Health Empowerment Center is a Philadelphia-based organization that offers health advice, counseling and family planning services to young people. The center has developed a holistic approach to healthcare that includes primary care, sexual and reproductive health services, PrEP and other services meant to improve the health outcomes of young people and teens.

Feeding America

Feeding America is the nation’s largest organization that provides food to communities in need. Feeding America operates thousands of food banks, kitchens and meal programs in every US state, supporting over 40 million people and providing 4 billion meals every year.

Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer is a charitable program that funds the most promising research projects focusing on innovation, treatment and cancer-fighting strategies. By working together with the media and entertainment community, Stand Up To Cancer raises awareness about the disease and supports cutting-edge scientific research.

Progeria Research Foundation

The mission of the Progeria Research Foundation is to raise awareness about Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome and support research projects looking to find the cause, treatment and cure for the disease.

Amazon Forest Fund

The Amazon Forest Fund was created to support the organizations working to combat the Amazon fires, protect the wildlife and provide humanitarian assistance to the affected communities. To stop the destruction of the rainforest and prevent the following climate crisis, the Amazon Forest Fund is providing financial assistance to the local organizations and the indigenous communities working to save the Amazon.

Dream Foundation

America's only dream-granting organization, the Dream Foundation provides psychosocial and emotional support to terminally-ill adults and their families. Over the past 50 years, the Dream Foundation fulfilled the wishes of more than 32,000 people and brought happiness to the last moments of their lives.

Yesha Ministries of Philadelphia

Yesha Ministries is a Christian church seeking to help people who found themselves in a difficult situation or at the lowest point in their lives. A large part of the ministry's mission is providing support to individuals struggling with the drug and alcohol addictions, helping them get back on their feet and start giving back to their communities.

Living Waters

Living Waters is a Los Angeles ministry "committed to nurturing, building and equipping individuals and families to worship Jesus and to bring His love to their community." In 2007, Will Smith donated $200,000 to the church to support its work as well as its local and international missions.