will.i.am launched the i.am.angel foundation in 2009 to transform lives through education, inspiration and opportunity. i.am.angel foundation administer charitable activities and programs such as scholarships (i.am scholarship), financial literacy and home mortgage assistance (i.am House) and college preparation and student life (i.am College Track). One of Will’s dream is to restore the now desert Boyle Heights to its formal glory. When Will was younger the Boyle Heights was a thriving industrial area. Now, he wants to connect talented people and people with skills to build businesses, give people pride, direction and the opportunity to foster growth and a healthy future. According to Business2Community, Will said “We need to rebuild America for those who dream big and have a sense of community. That’s what we’re trying to do.”
SeriousFun Children’s Network mission is to create opportunity for children and their families to reach beyond serious illness and discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities, free of charge. The charity was started in 1988 when the founder, Paul Newman wanted to give eternally ill kids a chance to “kick back and raise a little hell” The camp was born along with a global movement. Paul’s legacy has touch thousands of children and their families in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa since 1988.