The Links Foundation, Inc is the philanthropic arm of The Links, Incorporated, an organization of professional women of color located throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The Foundation was established in 1979 to enhance and expand the philanthropic endeavors of The Links, Incorporated. The Links, Incorporated has a long tradition of promoting and engaging in educational, civic, and inter-cultural activities in order to enrich the lives of members of the communities we serve. The Foundation provides grants to innovative programs that address problems to be solved, or opportunities to be seized, that are of regional, national or international significance. It has served The Links, Incorporated well as the conduit for grant support for special programs. Under Foundation guidelines, grants are made to support the five program facets of The Links, Incorporated which include Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services. The Links Foundation, Incorporated has contributed more than $25 million to charitable causes since its founding. In 2018, The Links Foundation, Incorporated named its fifth $1 million grantee – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Other million-dollar grantees include the United Negro College Fund, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., the National Civil Rights Museum, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Culture and History in Washington, D.C.