The Chaka Khan Foundation educates, inspires and empowers children in our community to achieve their full
We envision that through our mission we will give children who are at risk, either through poverty or through
health issues like autism, the ability to achieve their dreams and give back to the community.
Chaka Believes Program
The Chaka Believes Program educates, inspires and empowers Los Angeles children who otherwise would
have fallen through the cracks.
Chaka Supports Autism Initiative
Educate. The Chaka Khan Foundation strives to lessen the achievement gap for underserved
students by providing the academic support they need to achieve grade-level proficiency.
Through the Scholars Building Scholars program, the Foundation partners with the University of
Southern California to provide twice weekly tutoring to more than 60 children from South
Central Los Angeles. We believe education is the key to lifelong success.
Inspire. Children don’t know what to aspire to when they have no idea of what is possible. The
Chaka Khan Foundation recruits business and entertainment leaders to provide unique
experiences and mentoring opportunities. Through exposure to amazing possibilities and to
positive role models, these children are able to visualize their dreams and reach for the stars.
Empower. The Chaka Khan Foundation works to build the self-esteem of the young people
participating in their programs. We provide tools that will enable them to attend college,
including important life skills and financial training for program participants and their families
and college scholarships for those who successfully complete the program. And just as
important, we believe in their ability to succeed.
Having a loved one with autism, Chaka Khan recognizes the incredible potential of children with autism
and the financial and emotional strain put on families. The Chaka Khan Foundation supports autism by
partnering with existing autism organizations to help raise awareness and funds for programs that provide