Here are the causes and foundations that are supported by the Former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama is certainly one of the most influential women in the world and uses her stature to better the world in many ways. She is a woman of substance and has made sure to extend her voice and support to the ones who the less fortunate or the ones who need help. She has grace, poise and an unwavering attitude that makes her an inspiration to people all over the world. Today, as we celebrate the birthday of Michelle Obama, here’s taking a look at the charities, foundations and causes she supports.

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As a young girl, even in my wildest dreams, I never could have imagined this moment. Nobody in my family has ever had a portrait – there are no portraits of the Robinsons or the Shields from the South Side of Chicago. This is all a little bit overwhelming, especially when I think about all of the young people who will visit the National Portrait Gallery and see this, including so many young girls and young girls of color who don’t often see their images displayed in beautiful and iconic ways. I am so proud to help make that kind of history. But the fact is that none of this would be possible without the extraordinary artist and woman behind this portrait, @asherald. Thank you, Amy – it was a joy to work with you and get to know you.

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The Bob Woodruff Foundation
The Bob Woodruff Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to making sure that the injured service members, veterans and their families have the needed support and resources.

Entertainment Industry Foundation
The EIF works towards raising awareness and funds for important causes such as cancer research, creative arts, education, childhood hunger and cardiovascular research amongst others. To do so, the foundation utilises the support and influence of the stars of the entertainment industry.

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 George W. Bush Institute
The Bush Institute uses research to develop and implement policies that offer practical solutions to problems persisting in the United States of America and abroad.

PeacePlayers International
With peace and harmony as their central focus, PeacePlayers International uses sports and basketball, in particular, to bring young children together and teach them tactics for improving and maintaining the peace in their communities. You can read more about these charities on lookatthestars.org

These foundations and charities are some of the many causes that Michelle Obama supports and is determined to champion. Her Instagram feed highlights all her efforts towards spreading the word.

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