Serena Williams in Charity

International tennis player US's Serena Williams (R) chats with a student after opening the Serena Williams Secondary School in Matooni 161km east, of Nairobi on November 14, 2008. Williams is in the country for a 3 day private visit. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA. (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Serena Williams has supported 12 charities and Foundations. Here are the list of charities and foundations:

  1. Build African Schools: Serena Williams has supported build African Schools which carries mission to build schools in various places in Africa. These schools will have computers, electricity, and many teaching resources and materials.
  2. Common Ground Foundation: This is dedicated to the empowerment and development of youth in United States. This was founded by Common, who is himself a hip-hop artist, actor and writer. This foundation is supported by Serena Williams along with many other celebs like Kanye West, Ludacris, Will.I.Am and many others.
  3. Elton John AIDS Foundation: This foundation was established on 1992 in US and in 1993 in United Kingdom. Serena Williams has been supporting this foundation along with Kylie Minogue, Kristen Dunst and it includes hundreds of other celebrities.
  4. The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): This foundation was founded by Bryan Stevenson which is non-profit organization and provides legal representation to poverty-stricken defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment by legal system. Serena Williams has been helping the foundation by partnering with Omaze to launch an once-in-a-lifetime raffle experience tied to the announcement of her return in Indian Wells Tournament with proceeds benefiting EJI.
  5. The Caliber Foundation: This foundation is supported by Serena Williams which helps the people who are victim of illegal weapons and gun violence. As the violence by illegal guns is growing in US every day, Caliber Foundation, supported by Serena Williams, is helping to those who are in need and helps in rehabilitation. As world knows Serena Williams lost her sister in illegal gun violence, she is supporting this cause and is close to her heart.
  6. UNICEF: Serena Williams was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador in 2011. She had teamed up with UNICEF and travelled to Ghana as her first visit to Africa.
  7. Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship Fund: The Serena Williams Scholarships are funded by Serena Williams which is administered through her partner Beyond the Boroughs.
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