2023 is an Impactful Year for the Omega Phi Beta Foundation!

Omega Phi Beta Foundation (OPBF) continues to impact communities worldwide, through their four pillars of service, which resulted in more than 100,000 lives transformed.

Annual STEM/STEAM Scholarships:

·       Awarded $2,000 to young women and mothers in the areas of STEM/STEAM

The Planting Seeds Project:

·       Dominican Republic: Provided toys, clothes, and financial gifts to several initiatives throughout the year. In addition, new “seeds planted” in a new city, Santo Domingo, impacting young girls in an orphanage.

·       USA: Provided STEM/STEAM-related toy donations to young children in New York.

·       Overall, $1,000+ and 450+ items donated.

Philanthropic Causes (#PowerOfCommunity):

·       STEM/STEAM: In addition to providing STEM/STEAM scholarships, OPBF provides awareness of STEM/STEAM via social media platforms. Nearly 100,000 social media engagement. Top STEM/STEAM videos accounted for 11,100+ views!

·       Ray of Hope Walk: In partnership with Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., $9,130+ was raised for Coordinadora Paz Para Las Mujeres in Puerto Rico. In addition, through the OPBF Planting Seeds Project (PSP), OPBF co-sponsored two events in the Dominican Republic, “Marcha de las Novias” a walk to raise awareness of violence against women in DR, and “Campamento Deblokeate Santiago, DR: Por Una Vida Libra de Violencia,” an all-day event that featured activities, speakers, and resources.

·       Mental Health Action Day: OPBF is a Founding Partner with MTV and 1,000+ organizations and brands. Every year, OPBF participates in empowering communities to take action for their mental health and wellness. This year, OPBF held a month-long challenge which resulted in 750+ actions.

Yearly Honors/Awards:

·       Women’s History Month. Honoring two trailblazing women in STEM/STEAM who advance women’s rights and empowers the community in their respective fields:

o   Dr. Yasmin Daniels (STEM)

o   Caridad “La Bruja” De La Luz (The Arts)

·      In partnership with OPBSI, OPBF awarded the Philanthropist of the Year award to Alpha Sigma Chapter in Texas, for their dedication to raising awareness of violence against women in their local communities.

Thank you all for your support throughout the year!

Looking Ahead:

•3 STEAM Scholarships

•2 STEAM Honors

•1 new Planting Seeds Project

•Expansion of Philanthropic Causes and Power of Community Campaigns

•Continued STEAM Programs and more!

Thank you again for your continued support!