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About The Kwame Foundation

In 2003 Anthony and Kim Thompson started the Kwame Foundation. The Kwame Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides young people an opportunity to learn, grow, and become professionals in their chosen careers. This includes financial assistance, educational mentorships, internship opportunities, and training in careers consistent with those needed to compete in a changing environment. Although we serve students of all races, our target is minority students pursuing post-secondary and graduate degrees who are bright, talented, high-achieving individuals that might not otherwise have an opportunity for higher education.

One of the principles the Kwame Foundation was founded on was to provide opportunities for growth, development and leadership to young professionals. As an extension of that principle, and in alignment with our holistic approach to sustainability – KWAME supports various education and mentorship focused organizations.

In addition, through the Kwame Foundation, we endow scholarships at various institutions of higher learning across the country in order to assist in removing the financial barrier that exists for many minority and first generation college students.

Helping Young People Build Their Future

”Everything starts with our kids! If we want to have a skilled workforce then we must train, develop, and educate our kids beyond high school. If we want safe and clean streets, we must teach our kids to be productive citizens. We must seek to take care of the whole child, no matter what the cost is if we want to elevate the brand of our region and compete in the global market.”

Tony Thompson
 CEO, Founder


The Kwame Foundation, a nonprofit organization was created on the philosophy that all public school students should be afforded the opportunity to advance to their full potential. The foundation created a formula designed to help provide young people the chance to learn, grow, and achieve their professional goals. Although the foundation serves students of all races, our target population is minority students pursuing post- secondary and graduate degrees.



To provide students in the public schools the skills needed to attain their full potential in a competitive world. The Kwame Foundation supplies financial assistance, educational mentorship, internship opportunities, and training in various careers. The Foundation strives to stimulate the growth of public school students in the area of performing arts.

Kwame Foundation, Inc. has endowed well over $600,000 in academic scholarships, which enable minority students to pursue higher education at some of the nation’s finest colleges and universities.  As testament to this commitment, KWAME recently was recognized along with many Fortune 500 firms as one of the Top 48 supporters of schools of engineering at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

About Kwame Foundation

The Kwame Foundation was founded in 2003 as an organization that endows scholarships to assist in removing financial barriers that exists for many minority and first generation college students. The Foundation has programs designed to empower students and encourage their personal growth.


The Kwame Foundation has set the pace for mentoring youth in St. Louis and the other communities across the country.


We believe that no one can be successful until everyone has a fair chance at success. Through the Kwame Foundation, Kwame Building Group contributes over $150,000 a year in endowed scholarships and funds grants so that deserving students can have a chance at success.

Kwame Golf Tournament

Since 2003, the Kwame Foundation has hosted an annual Golf Tournament to raise funds for education. The Kwame Foundation now endows approximately $150,000 a year in scholarships and grants at universities that improve educational opportunities for minorities.

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