The Foundation was founded in 2019 to provide financial assistance and support services to African-American students who are pursuing higher education in an accredited four-year college or university. While we do not have a lot of history as an organization, the Foundation plans to award 10 to 15 scholarships each year. The Foundation believes that it is important to give back to help others. We also hope that our award recipients will do the same by paying it forward when they are able to, regardless of how big or how small.
Smiling Eyes Foundation was named in honor of the Founder’s mother whose eyes were always filled with pride because of the achievements of her kids, giving the impression that her eyes were smiling.