Our Mission

The Auntie Karen Foundation is guided by its mission to create and implement a series of reproducible community outreach programs designed to empower, enlighten and educate through the arts.


Our Impact

Learn more about our commitment to the communities we serve through our yearly impact summaries below


Our Story

Since its founding on October 31, 2001, the Auntie Karen Foundation has dedicated itself to generating a positive impact on today's children - the voices of the future. The foundation is a global, nonprofit,  501 (c) 3 charitable corporation certified by the state of South Carolina.


What started out as a personal passion within our founder, Karen Alexander-Banks, grew into the unstoppable force that pushes our foundation forward today.  Our organization reaches youth through a rich variety of outreach programming and two annual conferences that are guided by our mission.