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Our mission is to improve the lives of women, girls and underserved youth worldwide.

AOL Charitable Foundation Foundation Inc. is a private 501(c)(3) foundation. The Foundation improves the lives of women, girls and underserved youth, expanding opportunities for future leaders around the world by providing grants to organizations that are increasing access through education and technology, fostering leadership and cultivating creativity and innovation. This includes a commitment to strengthen their abilities to address the world’s biggest challenges today and tomorrow.

Partnering to Amplify Impact

Our work would not be possible without our meaningful partnerships. Through its grants, the Foundation partners with game-changing organizations like Girls Who Code, The Girls’ Network and the NYC Foundation for Computer Science. They strengthen the impact of grants with AOL's leadership, technology and talent across the globe.

Partner Spotlight

  • Appleseeds Academy
  • Apps for Good
  • Girls Who Code
  • Joan Ganz Cooney Center
  • The Kennedy Center: Turnaround Arts
  • The New York Academy for Sciences: Global STEM Alliance
  • Reel Works
  • Step Up
  • Tribeca Film Institute
  • The Girls’ Network
  • UN Foundation: Girl Up

Learn about the WiSci STEAM Camp, the incredible product of a public private partnership between WiSci, the U.S. Department of State, AOL Charitable Foundation, Girl Up, Intel Corporation, Microsoft and others. 


Making the Right Investments, in Women and Future Leaders

No company rallies around women the way AOL does. We do this with brands like MAKERS#BUILTBYGIRLS and BBG Ventures and leadership teams comprised of top female talent. By creating and promoting content that can engage and inspire millions of future innovators and executives, we build on our commitment to invest in young women who have demonstrated their interest in tech.

The Foundation aims to cultivate a diverse pipeline of students who possess critical skills like empathy, confidence and a global mindset. It’s all part of empowering tomorrow’s leaders with the resources and support they need to thrive in the 21st century.


AOL Charitable Foundation Board sets the Foundation’s strategy and guides investments in programs and partnerships that further our mission. Made of leaders from across AOL, our Board includes:

  • Allie Kline (Chair)
  • Sarah Crennan
  • Aengus McClean
  • April Russo
  • Matt Gillis
  • Suzanne Lindbergh
  • Susan Lyne
  • Todd Segall
  • Twyla Perrin

Sara Link is the Foundation’s President.

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