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Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax
Fonn990 Under section 501(cl, 527, ..- 4947(all1l of the Internal Revenue Code (except private foundations)
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ti:,~ Ravanua"ScmCO lnformatlon about Form 990 and Its Instructions.ls at www.lrs. vlfonn990.
A For the 2015 calendar year or tax year beginning and ending
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C Name of organization

THE BARACK OBAMA FOUNDATION
D Employer identification number

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o-· Doinn business as 46-4950751
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,..= Number and street (or P.O. box if mail is not delivered to street address) kRoom/suite E Telephone number
0""'' 5235 SOUTH HARPER COURT 140 773.420.1700
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City or town, state or province, country, and ZIP or forefgn postal code G Gtoa:s receipts $ 1,916,266.
o- CHICAGO, IL 60615 H(a) Is this a group return
o-· Uon F Name and address of principal officer:ROBBIN COHEN for subordinates? •.•••• Yes ILJNoD
SAME AS C ABOVE

I Tax-exemnt status: I X I 501(c)(3). I
J Vil'ebslte: . . BARACROBAMAFOUNDATION.ORG
J 501(cll ,~ (insen no.J I I 4947(a)(1) or I 1527
H(b) he an subordinates lncluded?D Yes DNo
If ·No,• attach a list. (see instructions)
H(cl r.mun exemotlon number •
K Form of oroanlzallon: I x I Corporation I I Trust I I Association I I Other.,. I L Year of formation: 2014 I M State of lena, domicile: nc
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1 Brieffy describe the organization's mission or most significant activitiesi~~ rr
IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CENTER. nfl1C8 I ,._~- •
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~ 2 Check ~hfs box . . .LJ if the organiµtfon discontinued fts.operatfonS O:r dispcised Qf more tt;lri 2So~ of its net assets.
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s... 3 , Number.of voting member& of the govemlng booy (Part VI, IJne 1a) ······OCl-.t-.!t. ..2016........................ 3 7
4 Number of _independent voting mem'19rs of the·goveming body (Part VI, line 1b) . . .. .. • . . ............ ... ..•... ... . . 4 7
!l 5 Total number of Individuals eml!loyed in calendar. year 2015_(Part V, line2a), '.~.9~W,-~stS-··'--·······--····· 5 6
~ 6 To.tat number of volunteers (es!lmate H nece.s1"'ry) ............................... ~-~.'~~~? ...........,.............,.... ,.......... 6 12
"'~ 7 a Tpt'a:I unr~ted i?U§iness~~er,ue.frqm Pa~ VIJl, co~um.n (9,}ine 12 ................·..................•.......................-. 7a o.
b Net unrelated business taxable income from Form 990-T line 34 ................................................................... 7b o.
Prior Year Current Year
8 Contributions and grants (Part VIII, line 1h) s .• 434,877. 1,916,247.
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10 Investment income (Part VIII, column (A), Unes 3, 4, and 7d) ......................................
11 Other revenue (Part VIII, column (A), lines 5, 6d, Sc, 9c, 10c, and 11 e) ........................
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12 Total revenue· add lines 8,throuah 11 (must anual Part-VIII .column l.6.\ line 1?\ ......... 5,434,877~ 1,916,266.
13 Grants and similar amounts paid (Part IX, column (A), lines 1 ·3) ................................. 0' o.
14 Benefits paid to or for members (Part IX, column (A), line 4) ....................................... 0. o.
15 Salaries, other compensation, employee benefits (Part IX, column (A), lines 5· 1O) ......... 173,214. 1,111,131.
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b Total tundraising expenses (Part IX, column (0), line 25) ...
Professional fund raising fees (Part IX,· column (A), line 11 e>.. .................... a...................
91,206.
Other expenses (Part IX, column (A), lines 11a-11d, 11f-24e) ....................................... 1,312,846. 1,697,777,
18 Total expenses. Add lines 13-17 (must equal Part IX, column (A), line 25) ..................... 1,952 ,.254. 2,820,908.
19 Revenue less Avnenses. Subtract line 18 from line 12 3,482,623. -904.642.
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mi 20 Total assets (Part X, tine 16) .................................................................................... 3 .670 •. 839. 3,990,573.
·~ 21 Total liabillties (Part X, line 26) ................................................................................. 188,216. 1,412,592.
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~ 22 Net assets or fund balances. Subtract line 21 from line 20 .......................................... 3,482,623. 2,517,981.
1Part II I Signature D10CK
Under penalties of perJury, I declare that I have examined this return, Including accompanying schedules and statements, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, 1t 1s
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true correc~ and complete. Declaration of preparer (other than off!CBT) is based on an Information of which preparer has any knowledge.

Sign ~ .:,1gnalU,I e o, omcer u•~

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Here ROBBIN COHEN_, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Preparer Firm's name .._ WASHINGTON , PITTMAN AND MCKEEVER, LLC Firm's EIN ~ 36-4189747
Use Only Firm's address.._ 819 SOUTH WABASH AVENUE - SUITE 600
CHICAGO, IL 60605 Phone no.312-786-0330
May the IRS discuss this return with the preparer shown above? (see instructions) ............................................................... IX I Yes I I No
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f Pai-t I f Type of Retum and Rahim lnionnatlon (Whole DoDan, Only)
Check the box for tha retum for whtch you are ustng this Form 8879-EO and enter the appllcabla amount, H any, from the return. tf you check tha box
on ltne 1a. 2a, 3a, 48, or Sa. below, and the amount on that tine tor the return being flied wNh thla form was blank. ffien leave Dne 1b. 2b. a, 4b, or Sb.
whichever la applicable, blank (do not enter -0-). But, If you enterBd ..(J. on the rotum, then enter -0- on the appl!cehle Irle below. Donat complete more
than 1 One In Pmt I.
1a Fonn990checkheru .,.[i]D b Tomlrevenua,R"1}'(FonnBBO,PartVlll,columnlA),llne12) .................. . 1b 1,,10,2&•.
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f Part ii l Declaration and signature Authorization or Officer
Under penalttea of perjury, I declare that I am an officer of the above organization and that I have examined a copy of the organtzatlon'a 2016
efectronlc retum end ecoompanyfng schedules end atatomenta and to the beat of my knowledge and beUef. they era true, cOffllCt, and complete. I
fUrther Cleclan, 1hat Che amount In Part I above Is the amount shQWn on the copy of the organization'& elactronlc retum. I consent to allow my
Intermediate service provider, transmitter, or atectrcnio return originator (ERO) to send the organization's retum to the IRS and to rsoalve from the IRS
Cat an acknowledgement of receipt or reason tor refeatlon of the tranamls&lon, (b) the reason for any delay In processing the return or refund, and (c)
the date or any refund. If appDcable, I authorize the U.S. Treasury and Its designated Ananclal Agent to lntuate an etectronlc funda wlthdrawat (dtrect
debtt) entry to the ftnanclal lnBtttutton account tndlcated In the tax prepandfon acttware tor payment ct the organ(zatton'a federal taxes owed on this
ratum, and the fnandal Institution to debit Iha entry to this BGt.OUnt. To ruvoke a payment, I must contact the U.S. Treasury Flnanclet Agent at
1-BBll-353-4537 no later than 2 bualnesa daya p,tarta the payment (aettlamant) date. I elao autt,orlze tho flnanclal lnatltutlona lnvolvad In tha
processing of the electronic payment of taxes to receive confldmrtlol lnformatton neceasary to anawar lnqutrlea and resol\te Issues related to the
payment. I have selected e penwnal ldentlflcatlon numbs (PIN) as my signature ror the o,ganlzatlon'a etectronlc return and, If applJcable, tha
organization's consent to etectronlc funds wtthdrawel.

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ls being filed with a state agoncy(les) regutatblg chartUea as part of the IRS Fed/State program, I atao authorize the aforementlonad ERO to
enter my PIN on Iha retum'a dlacloaure GOnS8ffl screen.
D As an officer or th8 organlzatlon. I wlll enter my PIN BS my signature on the orgsnlmUon'& tu year 2015 electronicafly fifed return. If I have
tndlcated within this return that a copy of the retum Is being flied wtth a atirta agancy(les) regulating chartUea as part of tha IRS Fed/State
pn:,gram, I wlD ~~ PIN~ · a disclosure consent screen.
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numb.,. (EFIN) f o l - by you, five-digit eehalacted PIN. 15071960000
do aoi enter all uroa
I cmtlty that the above numertc entry Is my PIN, whk:h la my stgnature on the 2015 electronlcally flied retum for the organization indicated above. I
confirm that I am submitting this return ln accordance with the requirements of Pub. 4163, Modemtzed e-FUe (MeF) lntonnatfon for Authorized IRS
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17040510 787226 464950751 2015,03030 THE BARACK OBAMA FOUNDATION 46495071
46-4950751 Pa e2

Check if Schedule O contains a response or note to any line in this Part Ill ..................................................................._................ ~
1 Briefly describe the organization's mission:
SEE SCHEDULE 0

2 Did the· organization undertake any significant program services during the year which were not listed on
the prior Fonn 990 or 990-EZ? ....................................................................................................................................... Dves [L)No
If ·ves, • describe these new services on Schedule O.
3 Did the organization cease conducting, or make significant changes in how it conducts, any program services? ..............•...
If ·ves, • describe these changes on Schedule 0.
4 Describe the organization's program service accomplishments for each of its three largest program services, as measured by expenses.
Section 501 {c)(3) and 501 (c)(4) organizations are required to report the amount of grants and allocations to others, the total expenses, and
revenue, if any. for each program service reported.
4a {Code: ) (Expenses S 2 • 0 50 .-.8 01.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CENTER.
including gants o f $ - - - - - - - - - - - ) (Rwenue $-----------

4b (Cod&: - - - - ) (e,,;ps,593 ' - - - - - - - - - - - irlc:ludlng grants of$ - - - - - - - - - - - ) { R e v e n u e $ - - - - - - - - - - -

4c (Code _ _ _ ) <-·--------- irlduding grants ct$ - - - - - - - - - - - ) {Revenue S _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

4d Other program services (Describe in Schedule 0.)
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including grants: of (Revenue$ )
4e Total program service expenses Pi: 2,050,801.
Form 990 (2015)
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11-'an ,v I ChecKlist of Required Schedules
Yes No
1 Is the organization described in section 501(c)(3) or 4947(a)(1) (other than a private foundation)?
1 X
ff •ves, • complete Schedule A ............................................................................................................................................ .
2 Is the organization required to complete Schedule B, Schedule of Contributon§l ................................................................. . 2 X

3 Did the organization engage in direct or indirect political campaign activities on behalf of or in oppositK>n to candidates for
3 X
pt.Jbtic office? ff ·Yes,• complete Schedule C, Part I ............................................................................................................
4 section S01(c)(3J organizations. Did the organization engage in lobbying activities, or have a section 501 (h) election in effect
during the tax year? If ·Yes,• complete Schedule C, Part II ...................... ............................................................................ 4 X
5 Is the organization a section 501 (c)(4), 501 (c)(S), or 501 (c)(6) organization that receives membership dues, assessments, or
similar amounts as defined in Revenue Procedure 98-19? If ·Yes,• complete Schedule C, Part Ill ......................................... . 5 X

6 Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds or any similar funds or accounts for which donors have the right to
provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts? If "Yes, • complete Schedule D, Part I 6 X

7 Did the organization recetve or hold a conservation easement, including easements to preserve open space,
the environment, historic land areas, or historic structures? If ·Yes,• complete Schedule D, Patt 11........................................ .. 7 X
8 Did the organization maintain collections of works of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets? If "Yes,• complete
Schedule D, Part Ill ........................................................................................................................................................... 8 X
9 Did the organization report an amount in Part X. line 21, foi escrow CM' custodial account liability, serve as a custodian for
amounts not listed in Part X; or provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?
If ·Yes,• complete Schedule D, Part IV .............................................................................................................................. 9 X

10 Did the organization, directly or through a related organizatton, hold assets in temporarily restricted endowments, permanent
endowments, or quasi-endowments? If "Yes, u complete Schedule D, Part V ........................................................................ 10 X

11 If the organization's answer to any of the fOUowing questions is ·ves, • then complete Schedule D, Parts VI, VII, VIII, IX, or X
as applicable.
a Did the organization report an amount for land, buildings, and equipment in Part X, rme 10? If "Yes,• complete Schedule D,
Part VI 11a X
b Did the organization report an amount for investments. other securities in Part X, line 12 that is 5% or more of its total
assets reported in Part X, tine 16? If ·Yes,• complete Schedule D, Part VII ........................................................................... 11b X
c Did the aganization report an amount for investments - program retated in Part X, line 13 that is 5% or more of its total
assets reported in Part X, line 16? If ·Yes,• complete Schedule D, Part VIII ........................................................................... 11c X
d Did the organization report an amount for other assets in Part X, line 15 that is 5% or more of its total assets reported in
Part X, line 16? If ~Yes,• complete Schedule D, Part IX........................................................................................................ 11d X
e Did the organization report an amount for other liabilities in Part X, line 25? If "Yes,• complete Schedule D, Part X ................ . 11a X
f Did the organization's separate or consolidated financial statements for the tax year include a footnote that addresses
the organization's liability for uncertain tax positions under FIN 48 (ASC 740)? If "Yes," complete Schedule D, Part X ........ ... 111 J.
12a Did the organization obtain separate, independent audited financial statements for the tax year? If "Yes,· complete
Schedule D, Parts XI and XII . ............ ..................... ......... ............................................. ......... ........................ ...... .......... .. . 12a X
b Was the organization included in consolidated, independent audited financial statements for the tax year?
If "Yes,~ and if the organization answered ·No" to line 12a, then completing Schedule D, Parts X1 and XII is optional ............. . 12b X

13 Is the organization a school described in section 170(b)(1XA)0ij? If ·Yes," complete Schedule E ......................................... . 13 X

14a Did the organization maintain an office, employees, or agents outside of the United States? ............................................... . 14a X
b Did the organization have aggregate revenues or expenses of more than $10,000 from grant making, fundraising, business,
investment, and program service activities outside the United States, or aggregate foreign investments valued at $100,000
or more? If gYes, • complete Schedule F, Parts I and IV .. ..................................................................................................... 14b X
15 Did the organization report on Part IX, column (A), line 3, more than $5,000 of grants or other assistance to or for any
foreign organization? If ·Yes,· complete Schedule F, Parts II and IV ................................................................................... . 15 X

16 Did the organization report on Part IX, column (A), tine 3, more than $5,000 of aggregate grants or other assistance to
18 X
or for foreign individuals? If ·Yes,• complete Schedule F, Parts Ill and N ·---·············-·--··········----·········-·········---·-·--················
17 Did the organization report a total o1 more than $15,000 of expenses for professional fundraising services on Part IX,
column (Al, lines 6 and 11 e? If "Yes,• complete Schedule G, Part I _.......•.......•.......................................................•............. 17 X
18 Did the organ.izatjon report more than $15,000 total of fundraising event gross income and contributions on Part VIII, tines
1 c and Sa? If "Yes, " complete Schedule G, Part II .... _..... _____ .. ___ .. . . .. .. ... ... ... .... .. ...... ...... ... .•. . .. ..... .. ..•.. ..•...... ... . .. ... ... ... . . . ... 18 X
19 D:d tho otganization report more than $15,000 o1 gross income from gaming activities on Part VIII, line 9a? If ·Yes,•
co=,.,,to Scheduta G. Patt Ill ···············································-······························ ..........•................................................... 18 X
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1r-an 11, 1Chet;:Klist of Required Scheaules (continued)
Yes No
20a Did the organization operate one or more hospital facilities? If ·Yes,• complete Schedule H 20a X
b If "Yes· to line 2Da, did the organization attach a copy of its audited financial statements to this return? 20b
21 Did the organization report more than $5,000 of grants or other assistance to any domestic organization or
domestic government on Part IX, column (A), line 1? If ·Yes,• complete Schedule I, Parts I and II ..............•............•.••..•...•..• 21 X
22 Did the organization report more than $5,000 of grants or other assistance to or for domestic individuals on
Part IX. column (A), line 2? If "Yes,• complete Schedule I, Parts I and Ill . . .
22 X
23 Did the organization answer ·ves• to Part VII, Section A. line 3, 4, or 5 about compensation of the organization's current
and former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, and highest compensated employees? If ·Yes,• complete
ScheduleJ ..................................................................................................... .................................................................•.
, 23 X
24a Did the organization have a tax-exE!mPt bond issue with an outstanding principal amount of more than $100,000 as of the
last day of the year, that was issued after December 31, 2002? If ·Yes,• answer lines 24b through 24d and complete
Schedule K. If 'No", go to line 25B 24a X
b Did the organization invest any proceeds of tax-exempt bonds beyond a temporary period exception? ......................•.....•..•• 24b
c Did the organization maintain an escrow account other than a refunding escrow at any time during the year to defease
any tax-exempt bonds? .......•..........................•....•.......•....•...........•.•..•.....••.••••.•..•.•..•.............•...................•......................•. 24e
d Did the organization act as an •on behalf ot• issuer for bonds outstanding at any time during the year? ...•............................. 24d
25a Section S01(c)(3), S01(cl(4), and S01(cl(29) organizations. Did the organization engage in an excess benefit
transaction with a disqualified person during the year? If ·Yes,• complete Schedule L, Part I ............................................... . 25a X
b Is the organization aware that it engaged in an excess benefit transaction with a disqualified person in a prior year, and
that the transaction has not been reported on any of the organization's prior Fonns 990 or 990-EZ? If ·ves, • complete
Schedule L, Part I ............................................................................................................................................................ 25b X
26 Did the organization report any amount on Part X, line 5, 6, or 22 for receivabJes from or payables to any current or
former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, highest compensated employees, or disqualified persons? If ·Yes,•
complete Schedule L, Part II ..•..........•...•.........•..•..•..•••.••••.•.•..•••..•.•..•.•...••••...•..•..•..•.•..•..•.••••.•.••..•.••..••••.•••..••,. .••.•.•••..•••.•.• 26 X
'Z7 Did the organization provide a grant or other assistance to an officer, director, trustee, key employee, substantial
contributor or employee thereof, a grant selection committee member, or to a 35% controUed entity or family member
of any of these persons? If ·Yes,• complete Schedule L, Part Ill .......................................................................................... Z1 X
28 W~ ..!!1~. O!gan~~!:I_ P~_rty _!o a-~u:>iness transactio_n wi~h _on~ C?f ~e following parties (see Schedule L, Part IV
instructions for applicable filing thresholds, conditions, and exceptions}:
a A current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee? If ·Yes,• complete Schedule L, Part IV 28a X
b A family member of a current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee? If "Yes,• complete Schedule L, Part JV ••...• 28b X
c AA entity of which a current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee (or a family member thereof) was an officer,
director, trustee, or direct or indirect owner? If ·Yes,• complete Schedule L, Part N.-•............•........•........•....••...•......•.....•....•. 28c X
29 Did the organization receive more than $25,000 in non-cash contributions? If "Yes,• complete Schedule M ........................... 29 X
30 Did the organization receive contributions of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets, or qualified conservation
contributions? If ·Yes,• complete Schedule M .•..•....•.....•..•.••.....·............••.••.•.••••.••.••......•....·...•.................••...•.•• 0 ••••••••••••••• -- 30 X
31 Did the organization liquidate, terminate, or dissolve and cease operations?
If"Yes,• complete Schedule N, Part I ................................................................................................................................. 31 X
32 Did the organization seU, exchange, dispose o1, or transfer more than 25% of its net assets?/f ·Yes,• complete
Schedule N, Part II ............................................................................................................................................................ 32 X
33 Did the organization own 100% of an entity disregarded as separate from the organization under Regulations
sections 301.7701·2 and 301.7701-3? If ·Yes,• complete Schedule R, Part I ................•..•.....•...••.....................••................•. 33 X
34 Was the organization related to any tax-exempt or taxable entity? If ·Yes,• complete Schedule R, Part II, Ill, or IV, and
Part V, line 1 .....•.......•.....•................•..•....• , ...•••.......•.•.........•.•..•......•.....•..............•..•..........•.......•....................................•. 34 X
35a Did the organization have a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)? ...................................................... 35a 'X
b If uyesu to line 35a, did the organization receive any payment from or engage in any transaction with a controlled entity
within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)? If ·Yes," complete Schedule R, Part V, line 2 ....•................................................... 35b
36 Section 501(c)(3) organizations. Did the organization make any transfers to an exempt non-charitable related organization?
If ·Yes,• complete Schedule R, Part V. line 2 .............................•........••................•....•...•.•.....•....•.. ·..•........•.....•........•.......... 36 X
:n Did the organization conduct more than 5% of its activities through an entity that is not a related organization
and that is treated as a partnership for federal income tax purposes? If "Yes,• complete Schedule R, Part VI ..................... . 37 X
38 Did the organization complete Schedule O and provide explanations in Schedule O for Part VI, lines 11b and 19?
Note. All Form 990 filel'S·are rAffuirecf'to comclete Schedule O ..... ........................................................................................ 38 x
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Statements Regard ng Other RS Fillngs and ax Comp ance
Check if Schedule O contains a response or note to any line in this Part V
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Yes No
1a Enter the number reported in Box 3 of Fom11096. Enter .Q.. if not applicable ................................. 1a I I 10
1b 0
b Enter the number of Forms W-2G included in line 1 a. Enter -0- if not applicable ..............................
Did the organization comply with backup withhotding rules for reportable payments to vendors and reportable gaming

:.:,b:~r;:i~::::9o~ :c;:;::e:~:;::~.;;.; ~.; ; ; ~~:.;:;;;~;;;~~i;· ;~~~·;~~·T;;;;·~;;;;~;;;;,;;;~: ·"T . . . l. · ·· . . . · · · . . ·· ·
C
1c X

2a
fUed for the calendar year ending with or within the year covered by this return . ..................... ........ 2a Iii
b If at ieast one is reported on line 2a, did the organization file aU required federal employment tax returns? ... ........ .... . ...... ....
Note. If the sum of lines 1 a and 2a is greater than 250, you may be required toe-file (see instructions) .......... ... ...... .. . . ....
2b i

X
3a Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year? ........................ ........ .. . .... 3a
b If ~Yes,• has it filed a Form 990-T for this year? If ·No,• to line 3b, provide an explanation in Schedule O .......... .......... ........ 3b
4a At any time during the calendar year, did the organizabon have an interest in, or a signature or other authority over, a
financial account in a foreign country (such as a bank account, securities account, or other financial account)? .......... .......... 4a X

b If "Yes,• enter the name of the foreign country: a.-
See instructions for filing requirements for FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).
X
Sa Was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction at any time during the tax year? ......... ···•··········· .......... Sa
Sb X
b Did any taxable party notify the organization that it was or is a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?.........•.................
C If "Yes," to line Sa or Sb, did the Dfganization fite Form 8886-T? .......................................................................................... 5c
6a Does the organlzatton have annual gross receipts that are normaRy greater than $100,000, and did the organization solicit
any contributions that were not tax deductible as charitable contributions? ........................................................................ 6a X

b If "Yes," did the organization include with every solicitation an express statement that such contributions or gttts
6b
were not tax deductible? ...............
······················································ ······················· ......... ......
··············•····················
7 Organizations that may receive deductible contributions under section 170(c).
78 X
a Did the organization receive a payment in excess of $75 made partty as a contribution and partly for goods and services provided to the payor?
b If ·Yes, did the organization notify the donor of the value of the goods or services provided?
M ............................................. 7b
Did the organization sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of tangible personal property fOf which it was required
C
to Fonn 8282? ...................................................................................................................... 'f....... 'f .... .....................
file 7c X

d If "Yes,• indicate the number of Forms 8282 filed during the year ................................................ 7d
e Did the organization receive any funds, directly or indirectly, to pay premiums on a personal benefit contract? .... ........ . ...... 7e
f Did the organization, during the year, pay premiums, directly or indirectly, on a personal benefit contract? ......•.. .............. .. 71
7a NI}
g If the organization received a contribution of qualified inteHectual property, did the organization file Form 8899 as required? ...
7h NIA
h If the organization received a contribution of cars, boats, airplanes, or other vehicles, did the organization file a Form 1098-C?
Sponsoring organizations maintaining donor advised funds. Did a donor advised fund maintained by the NIA
B
sponsoring organization have excess business holdings at any time during the year? ......................................................... B
9 Sponsoring organiZatlons maintaining donor advised funds.
NIA
a Did the sponsoring organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966? ......................................................... 9a
NIA
b Did the sponsoring organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person? ............ .... ..................... 9b
10 Section 501(c)(7) organizations. Enter:
Initiation fees and caprtal contributions inch.Jded on Part VIII, line 12 ................................ NIA ......
a 1oa I I
b Gross receipts, included on Form 990, Part vm, line 12, for public use of club facilrties .. ··············· I 10b I
11 Section 501(c)(12) organizations. Enter:
a Gross income from members or shareholders ................................................................. NIA •..... 11a
b Gross income from other sources (Do not net amounts due or paid to other sources against
amounts due or received from them.) .......................................................................................... 11b
12a Section 4947(a)(1) non-exempt charitable "b'usts. Is the organization fifing Fonn 990 ln lieu of Fonn 1041 ? 12a
b If ·Yes,• enter the amount of tax-exempt interest received or accrued during the year ......~t.~. ..... 1121:J I
13 Section S01(cH29) qualified nanprofit health Insurance Issuers.
a NIA
Is the organization licensed to issue quallfied health plans in more than one state? ····· ......................................................... 13a
Note. See the instructions for additional information the organization must report on Schedule 0.
b Enter the amount of reserves the organization is required to maintain by the states in which the I
organization is licensed to issue qualified health plans .................................................................. 13b I
CEnter the amount of reserves on hand ........................................................................................... I 13c
......... X
14a DSt:1 the organization receive any payments for indoor tanning services during the tax year? ...................................... 14a
II> If °Vcs • hr, rt ~zd a Form 720 to rcpmt ttwso 1 If "No. • n....,,,,e an ion in Schedufo O ... ... ····· .. . ......... 141>
Form 9SO (2015)

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i...:...=.:....:c:..i Governance, anagement, and Disclosure For each "Yes· response to Hnes 2 through 7b below, and for a "No· response
to line Ba, 8b, or 1Ob below, describe the circumstances, processes, or changes in Schedule 0. See instructions.
Check if Schedule O contains a resooilse or note to an\/ tine in this Part VI .................................................................................
Section A. GoveminA Body.and ManaAement
Yes No
1a Enter the number of voting members of the governing body at the end of the tax year ..................
If there are material differences In voting rights among members of the governing body, or if. the governing
1a
'
body delegated broad authority to an executive committee or similar committee, explain in Schedule O.
b Enter the number of voting members included in fine 1 a, above, who are independent .................. 1b 7
2 Did any officer, director, trustee, or key employee have a family relationship or a business relationship with any other
officer, director, trustee, or key employee? ........................................................................................................................ 2 X
3 Did the organization delegate control over management duties customarily ·performed by or under the direct supervishJn
of officers, directors, or trustees, or key employees to a management company or other person? ....•..........................•........•• 3 X
4 Did the organization make any significant changes to its governing documents since the prior Form 990 was filed? ............... 4 X
5 Did the organization become aware during the year of a significant diversion of the organization's assets? ........................... 5 X
6 Did the organization have members or stockholders? ........................................................................................... ............. 6 X
7a Did the organization have members, stockholders, or other persons 'Nho had the power to elect or appoint one or
more members of the governing body? ................................... _ ......................................................................................... 7a X
b Ale any governance decisions of the organization reserved to (or subject to approval by) members, stockholders, or
persons other than the governing body? · - ........ .... ......... ..................................................................................................
- 7b X
8 Did the organizatfon contemporaneously document the meetings held or written actions undertaken during the year by the following:
a The governing body? ..........................................................................................................···················-··························· 8a X
b Each committee with authority to act on behalf of the governing body? 8b X
9
···················································•··························
Is there any officer, director, trustee, or key employee listed in Part VII, Section A, who cannot be reached at the
ornanization's.mailfnn.address? If •yes;• orovlde the names snd addresses in Schedula'O .... ·······-··· ........... ·····-··········· 9 X
Section B. Policies.(Th/s Section a requests information about policies not required by_the Internal Revenue Code.}
Yes.1 No
10a Did the organization have local chapters, branches, or affiliates? .......................................................................................... 10a X
b If nYes," did the organization have written policies and procedures governing the activities of such chapters, affiliates,
and branches to ensure their operations are consistent ~Ith ~e ~~g~ization's ex~pt purpo~es_.? _._ ..... ..................... _..... - 10b
_

11a HaS the orQarllZalion prDvided i complete" copy of this Form 990 to all members of Its governing body before filing the form? 11a X
b Describe in Schedule O the process, if any, used by the organization to review this Form 990.
12a Did the organization have a written conflict of interest policy? If ·No," go to line 13 ...................................................... ....• 12a X

b Were officers, directors, or trustees. and key employees required to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts? ................ 12b X
C Did the organization regularly and consistently monitor and enforce compliance with the policy? If "Yes,• describe
in Schedule O how this was done 12c X
·····································-·································································································
13 Did the organization have a written whistteblower policy? ................................................................................................... 13 X
14 Did the organization have a written document retention and destruction policy? 14 X
··•·•·•······•·······················•····•··•·····•··•·•··•·•····
15 Did the process for determining compensation of the foDowing persons include a review and approval by independent
persons, comparability data, and contemporaneous substantiation of the deliberation and decision? '
a The organization's CEO, Executive Director, or top management official .............................................................................. 15a X
b Other officers or key employees of the organization ............. .............................................................................................. 15b X
If "Yes" to line 15a or 15b, describe the process in Schedule O (see instructions).
16a Did the organization invest in, contribute assets to, or participate in a joint venture or similar arrangement with a
16a X
taxable entity during the year? ....................................•....•................................................................................................
b If "Yes," did the organization follow a written policy or procedure requiring the organization to evaluate its participation
in joint venture arrangements under applicable federal tax law, and take steps to safeguard the organization's
exemnt status,with resoect to such arranaements? ....... ... ....... .. .... .. . .... ··-·· ............. 16b
Section C. Disclosure
17 List the states with which a copy of this Form 990 is required to be filed ....AL,AK,AR ,CA, co, CT, DC, FL ,GA.HI, IL,RS
18 Section 6104 requires an organization to make its Forms 1023 (or 1024 if applicable), 990, and 99Q.T (Section 501(c)(3)s only) available
for public inspection. Indicate how you made these available. Check all that apply.
[i] Own website W
Another's website ~ Upon request D Other (explain in Schedule OJ
19 Describe in Schedule O whether (and if so, how) the organization made its governing documents, conflict of interest policy, and financial
statements available to the public during the tax year.
20 State the name, address, and telephone number of the person who possesses the organization's books and records: . . - - - - - - - - -
THE BARACK OBAl!IA FOUNDATION C/0 JONABEL RUSSETTE, DIR OP ACCTNG AND ADM
5235 SOUTH HARPER CT, STE. 1140, CHICAGO, IL 60615
532006 12-16·15 SEE SCHEDULE O FOR PULL LIST OF STATES Form 990 (2015)
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i.:....:::.:...::.::.i Compensat on of Officers, D rectors, rustees, mp oyees, 1g est Compensated
Employees, and Independent Contractors
Check if Schedule O contains a response or note to any tine in this Part VII ............................................................. . D
Section A. Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, and Highest Compensated Employees
1a Complete this table for all persons required to be listed. Report compensation for the calendar year ending with or within the organization's tax year.
o List all of the <>!£1anization's current offecers, directors. trustees (whether individuals or organizations), regardless of amount of compensation.
Enter -0- in columns (D), (E), and (F) if no compensation was paid.
o List an of the organization's current key employees, If any. See instructions for definition of •key employee.•
o List the organization's five current highest compensated employees (other than an officer, director, trustee, or key emptoyee) who received report·
able compensation (Box 5 of Form W-2 and/or Box 7 of Form 1099-MISC) of more than $100,000 from the organization and any related organizations.
o List all of the organization's former officers, key employees, and highest compensated employees who received more than $100,000 of
reportable compensation from the organization and any related organizatKlf'ls.
o List all of the organization's former dlrectors or trustees that received, in the capacity as a former director or trustee of the organization,
more than $10,000 of reportable compensation from the organization and any related organizations.
List persons in the following order: individual trustees or directors; institutional trustees; officers; key employees; highest compensated employees;
and tanner such persons.
D 0,eck this box if neither the ornanization nor anv related ·-anfzatton co eel anu current officer director or trustee.
(Al (Bl (Cl (Dl (E) (Fl
Name and Title Average Position Reportable Reportable Estimated
(do nol ct-=k more than one
hours per box, uni-a poraor, i11 both an compensation compensation amount of
otrieer and a dlrector/tru11tee)
week from from related other
(list any ;,; the organizations compensation
~
hours for organization ()N-2/1099-MISC) from the
related
"" j ll
~ ri'/-2/1 099-MISC) organization
lorganizalions "iii al ;,_
"
E
8-
and refated
below 1! :; Ji
~ ~~ ~
organizations
line) I " i £ ii .,_
~~
=e !e
( 1) MARTIN H .. NESBITT 10.00
DIRECTOR/CHAIRMAN X X o. 0. o.
( 2) J. KEVIN POORMAN 10.00
DIRECTOR/PRESIDENT X X o. 0. o.
( 3) DAVID PLOUFFE 1.00
DIRECTOR/VP/SECRETARY X X o. 0. o.
(4) MAYA SOETORO-NG 1.00
DIRECTOR X 0. o. o.
( 5) JULIANNA SMOOT 1.00
DIRECTOR X o. o. o.
( 6) JOHN DOERR 1.00
DIRECTOR X o. o. o.
(7) THELMA GOLDEN 1.00
DIRECTOR X o. 0. o.
( 8) ROBBIN COHEN 40.00
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR X 244,838. o. 8,312.
(9) JUSTIN ROSENTHAL 40.00
STRATEGY K OPERATIONS MANAGER X 131,596. o. 5,289.
(10) JAMISON CITRON 40.00
EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MANAGER X 137,500. 0. 7,022.
( 11) JONABEL ROSSETTB 40.00
DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING ADMIN. • X 121,329. o. 15,023.

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,,...art v111 Section A.. Officers, Dlrectors. Trustees. K""" Em 110- and Hfnhocr+ Com-nsated Em (contmued}
(Al (Bl (Cl (Dl (El (F)
Nameandtltle Average Postt.ion Reportable Reportable Estimated
{do not chock more than one
hours per box, unless pen.or, la both an compensation compensation amount of
week offie«" and a directorflrustN)
from from retated other
(list any .ii the organizations compensation
hours for ~
organization (W·2/1 Q99.M1SCl from the
~ ll
related
i!
or~janizations ;: I Ie (W·2/1099-MISCl organization

11 2 i5 It and related


below
"j !i ., _ I
organizations

" i
line)
'!!

1b Sub-total····-·····-······················································· .............-············-·· ~ 635.263. o. 35.646.
C Total from continuation sheets to Part VII, Section.A ..... -.--.--- - ......... - ~ o• o. o.
d Total (add lines 1b and lei ....................................................... , ................ ~ 635,263. 0. 35,646.
2 Total number of individuals (inctuding but not limited to those listed above) who received more than $100,000 of reportable
cOmnensatlon from the omanizatlon ..
Yes No '
3 Did the organization list any former officer, director, or trustee, key employee, or highest compensated employee on
line 1a? If ·ves, • complete Schedule J for such ;ndividual ................................................................................................... 3 X
4 For any individual listed on line 1a, is the sum of reportable compensation and other compensation from the organization
and related organizations greater than $150,000? If •ves," complete Schedule J for such individual •...• ·...•..•........••••.••....•.•• ·.. 4 X
5 Did any person listed on line 1a receive or accrue compensation from any unrelated organization or individual for services
rendered to the omanization? If ·Yes • complete Schedule J for such nan:on ................... ................................................. 5 X
Section B. Independent Contractors
1 Complete this table for your five highest compensated independent contractors that received more than $100,000 of compensation from
t he oraan1zat1on.- Rennrt comcensation for the calendar vear endina with or within the nrnanization's tax VASr.
(Al (Bl (C)
Name and business address Description of services Compensation
KATTEN, MUCHIN ROSENHAN LLP
525 WEST MONROE CHICAGO IL 60661 ~BGAL 296,759.
BLUE STATE DIGITAL, 101 AVENUE OP THE
AMERICAS - 12TH FL., NEW YORK NY 10013 MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS 272,879.
SKDKNICKERBOCKER 1150 18TH STREET NW -
SUITE 800, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 tilARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS 182,865.
PETER EDWARD ARENDT, LLC.
6012 EL CAMPO AVENUE, FORT WORTH TX 76107 r""QNSULTING 150,000.

2 Total number of independent contractors ('"tncfuding but not limited to those listed above) who received more than
S"I 00 000 of comnensation from the ornanizatlon ._
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Oieck if Schedule O contains a resnnnse or note to anv line in this Part VIII
·•·········•··•·•·························································· D
'"'
Total revenue Re~te'.i or
exempt function
Unr~l~ted
business
RY:,\!u
om tax u
ded
er
revenue revenue s5fr.'ll'f4

!J(.!ii 1 a Federated campaigns ················--
b Membership dues ....... ···········--···
C Fundraising events ....
d Related organizations
······-············
········ .......
1a
1b
1c
1d
.re
~u)
e Government grants {contributions) 1e
f All other contributions, gifts, grants, and
;;it
similar amounts not included above ...... 1f 1.916,247.

ii 9
h
Noncaah contributions included in l!nea 1a-11: $

Total. Add lines 1a-1f ···-········· -----------------·············-·-····
Suslness Codo
.... 1,916,247.

Cl> 2 a
.I!

i!
E~
b
C
d
~
e
Q.
e
f All other program service revenue ...............

3
Tolal. Add fines 2a-2f ..... ... ---·····-· .... ······-····· ········
"
Investment income [tnch.Jding dividends, interest, and
""'
19. 19 •
other similar amounts) ..........
······ ..... ........................... [>
4 Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds [>
5 Royalties .... ................... ......................... ·················· [>
lilReal (ii} Personal
6 a Gross rents .....................
b Less: rental expenses ......•..
C Rental income or Ooss) ....
d Net rental income or (loss) .......................................... [>
7 a Gross amount from sales of ID Securities till Other
assets other than inventory
b Less: cost or other basis
and sales expenses .. ......
C Gain or Ooss) .... .... ....
······
d Net gain or Ooss) , ..... ····-····
··················-····················· [>
B a Gross income from fundraising events (not
!iC including$ of
i contributions reported on line 1c). See
"
a:
Part IV, line 18 ........................... ....... a
j b Less: direct expenses ............................ b
C Net income or (loss) from fundraising events ............... [>
9 a Gross income from gaming activities. See
Part IV, Une 19
······························· ....... a
b Less: direct expenses .................. ..... .. b
C Net income or (loss) from gaming activities .................. .....
10 a Gross safes of inventory, less returns
and aftowances a
······-································
b Less: cost of goods sold b
C
··················•·····
Nat lnccme or """"' from sales of Inv-- ..............
,.._
Miscellaneous Revenue ~uslness Codi
11
"b
C
d All other revenue
·············-· ... ..... .... ····•···
e Total. Add lines 11 a-11 d ..... . .... ... [>
12 Total revenue. See instructions. ... .. ...................... ... ..... I'> 1. 916. 266. o. o. 19 •
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1.-art ,,. I Stateme_nt of Functional Expe_nses
Section 501{c)(3) and 501(cJ(4) Om:infiations must complete all columns. All other orn:inizations must comp1ete column (Al.
Ix I
Do not lnc:lude amounts report.ed on Unes 6b, \AJ Prog IDJ .
,...
Check if Schedule O contains a reSoorise or note· to anv line in this Part IX . ·······························································-············
,_
7b, Bb, 9b, and 10b of Part VIII.
Total expenses ram service Management and ,a:;:unJ~isii,g
expenses rieneral -enses ·~·~ses
1 Grants and other assistance to domestic organizations
and domestic governments. See Part IV, line 21 ...
2 Grants and other assistance to domestic
individuals. See Part IV, line 22
·•····---···•·-······
3 Grants and other assistance to foreign
organizations, foreign governments, and foreign
iili:lividuals.·See·Part IV, lines 15 and 16 .........
4 Benefits paid to or for members .....••.•...........
5 Compensation o1 current officers, directors,
trustees, and key employees 635,263. 390,155. 215,17'7. 29,931.
········•·•····•········
6 Compensation not included above, to disqualified
persons (as defined under section 4958(1)(1)) and
persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)
······ ..
7 Other salaries and wages .............................. 3'75,876. 278,159. 93,528. 4,189.
6 Pension plan accruals and contributions (include
section 401(k) and 403(b) employer contribulions)
9 Other employee benefits .............................. 37,047. 15,906. 19,475. 1,666 •
10 Payroll taxes ................................................ 62,945. 41,269. 19,452. 2,224 •
11 Fees for services (non-employees}:

•b Management ................................................ 245,364. 157,929. 58,775. 26,660,
Legal ............................................................
C Accounting ..... ............................................. 14, 705,' 14,105.
d Lobbying ......................................................
e Professional fundraising services. see Part IV, line 17 12,000. 12,000,
f l~vestm~ent ~~ge'!'~t tee5: ........................
g Other. (If fine 11g amounl exceeds 111% ol line 25,
column (A) amount, fist fine 11g expenses on Sch 0.) 683,450, 610,382, 72,324, 744.
12 Advertising and promotion ........................... 630,633. 489,642. 140,991,
13 Office expenses ............................................. 34,355. 5,401,. 17,488. 11.466.
14 Information technology ................................. 858. 858,
15 Royalties ......................................................
16 Occupancy •..•.....•.......•.•..•.•..• ;......................
17 Travel ......................................................... 60,581. 41,102, 13,340. 139.
18 Payments of travel or entertainment expenses
for any federal, state, or focal public officials
19 Conferences, conventions, and meetings ...... 1,975, 1,975.
20 Interest ......................................................
21 Payments to affiliates ....................................
22 Depreciation, depletion, and amortization 14,148, 12,881, 1,080. 187,
······
23 Insurance ................................................... 11,708. 11,708,
24 Other expenses. Itemize expenses not covered
above. (List miscellaneous expenses In line 24e. If fine
24e amount exi:eeds 10% of line 25, column (A)
amount, list line 24e exp~nsas on Schedule 0.) ......

b
C
d
e AD other expenses
25 Total functional expenses. Add lines 1 lhrough 24e 2,620,906. 2,050,801. 678,901. 91,206.
26 Joint costs. Complete this line only if the organization
reported in column (B) joint costs from a combined
educational campaign and fundraising solicitatlon.
Check here ~ D It followbla SOP 88·2 ,,._.. g59.7201
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I Part X IBa ance Sheet
Check if Schedule O contains a ~ s e or note to ::tnv line in this Part X ....................................................................................... 0
(A) (B)
Beginning of year End of year
1 Cash· non-interest-bearing ....... .... .. .......................................... .. 2,942,362, 1 2,348,817.
2 Savings and temporary cash investments ..................................................... . 30,000. 2
3 Ptedges and grants receivable, net ............................................................... 656,737. 3 340,557.
4 Accounts receivable, net .......·................................................................. . 4
5 Loans and other receivables from current and former officers, directors,
trustees, key employees, and highest compensated employees. Complete
Part II of Schedule L 5
6 Loans and other receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under
section 4958(f)(1 )), persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B), and contributing
employers and sponsoring organizations of section 501(c)(9) voluntary
employees' beneficiary organizations (see instr). Complete Part II of Sch L ..... . 6

J 7
8
9
Notes and loans receivable, net
Inventories for sate or use ............................................................................. .
Prepaid e>epenses and deferred charges ..................................................... . 7,172.
7
8
g 7,497.
10a Land, buildings, and equipment: cost or other
basis. Comptete Part VI of Schedule D ... 1oa 41. 6 3 3.
b Less: accumulated depreciation , ............ , ...• ~1~0b~_ _ _ _ _ _ _1_s_,~1_J_9--f,-------"~·-•-•_J_.+-'1~0c-=-;r-------'-2~;_,_•_•_.
11 Investments · publicly traded securities ..... .. .. .... ... .. .. .. ...... ......... ..... .. ..... .. .. .. .. 11
12 Investments. other securities. See Part IV, line 11 .......................................... 12
13 lnvesbnents · program-related. See Part IV, line 11 13
14 Intangible assets ....................................................................................... 14
15 Other assets. See Part IV, line 11 ................................................ . 25,125, 15 1,261,208,
16 Total asset&. Add lines 1 th==h 15 /must -ual line 34l ............................ . 3,670,839. 16
17 Accounts payable and accrued expenses ..................................................... . 188,216. 17 1,412,592.
18 Grants payable .......... . ..................................................................... . 18
19 Deferred revenue ......................................................................................... . 19
20 Tax-e>eempt bond liabilittes ......................................................... .. 20

.
...
.!I!
21
22
Escrow or custodial account liability. Complete Part IV of Schedule D .....
Loans and other payables to current and former officers, directors, trustees,
key employees, highest compensated employees, and disqualified persons.
21

:s Complete Part II of Schedule L .............................................. .. 22
~ 23 Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties .... . 23
24 Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties 24
25 Other liabilities (including federal income tax, payables to related third
parties, and other liabilities not included on lines 17-24). Complete Part X of
Schedule D 25
26 Total liabilities. Add lines 17 throuah 25 ...................................... " ............ . 188,216. 26 1.412,592.
Organizations that follow SFAS 117 (ASC 958), check here C> lJLJ and
complete lines X1 through 29, and lines 33 and 34.
8
j 27 Unrestricted net assets ................................................................................ . 2,825,886. 27 2,244,648.
28 Temporarily restricted net assets ................................................................. 656,737. 28 333,333.
&!
1!::,
LL
~
0
29
:~:an.;~~,::_":::::1:,.s;:: SFAS· 11·;·(ASC·958;~·~~·-~~-c;;·o··
and complete lines 30 through 34.
29

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zm
30
31
32
Gapital stock or trust principal, or current funds ........................................ _... .
Paid-in or capital surplus, or land, building, or equipment fund ..................... ..
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds __ ......... .
30
31
32
33 Total net assets or fund balances ................................................................. . 3,482,623. 33 2,577,981.
34 Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances ····---·--···· ............•.......•.••..• 3,670,839. 34 3,990.573.
Form 990 (2015)

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L.:..=.:=c, Reconciliation of Net Assets
Check if Schedule O contains a nuinn'nse or note to anv tine in this Part XI D
1 Total revenue (must equal Part VIII, column (A), line 12) 1 1,916,266.
2 Total expenses (must equal Part IX, cob.min (A), line 25) 2 2,820,908.
3 3 -904,642.
Revenue less expenses. Subtract tine 2 from line 1 . ····························-·····················································
4 Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year (must equal Part X, line 33, column (A)) •••.•.••••••••..•..••.••...••• 4 3,482,623.
5 Net unrealized gains (losses) on investments •.••••.•..•.•.••...••.••••..••.•.•••••••••.••••••.••••.••••.••.••.••.•.••••...•.••..•.•••.•.• 5
6 Donated services and use of facmties 6
7 Investment expenses 7
8 Prior period adjustments •••..••••.•..••••••••••••.••••.•••.••••••••.••••.••••.•••.•..•••..•.••.•....••••..•••.••.••.••.••.•••.•....••......•....... 8
9 Other changes in net assets or fund balances (explain in Schedule 0) ........•....•......., ...•••..•.••........•.•..•.......•• 9 o.
10 Net assets or fund balances at end of year. Combine 6nes 3 through 9 (must equal Part X, line 33,
column IR\\ ·-·~·-·-·····················-···· .. ••••·• •..•••••...•....•.••••..•....•....••..•.••••. . •..•....•.•.••.•..•.•.•.•.......•........••..•. 10 2,577,981.
I Part ""' Financial Statements and Reporting
Check if Schedule O contains a r 4 c-n"'"'S8 or note to anv line in this Part XII
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Yes No
1 Accounting method used to prepare the Form 990: Deash Accrual 00ther LlU
If the organization changed its method of accounting from a prior year or checked "Other," explain in Schedule 0.
2a Were the organization's financial statements compiled or reviewed by an independent accountant? .................................... 2a X
If "Yes," check a box below to indicate whether the financial statements for the year were compiled or reviewed on a
s[::rate basis, consolidated basis, or both:
Separate basis D
Consolidated basis D
Both consolidated and separate basis
b Were the organization's financial statements audited by an independent accountant? 2b X
If ·Yes,• check a box below to indicate whether the financial statements for the year were audited on a separate basis,
····················-···································
consolidated basis, or both:
CiJ
Separate basis D
Consolidated basis D
Both consolidated and separate basfs
C If "Yes• to line 2a or 2b, does the organization have a committee that assumes responsibility for oversight of the audit,
review, or compilation of its financial statements and selection of an Independent accountant? ••............•..•..............•..........•. 2c X
If the organization changed either its oversight process or selection process during the tax year, explain in Schedule O. -
a
3a As result of a federal award,
was the orgartizaiion required tO undergo an audti or audits as·~et f;rthin
the Single Audit
Act and 0MB Circular A-133? ............................................................................................................................................. 3a X
b If ·ves, • did the organization undergo the required audit or audits? If the organization did not undergo the required audit
or audits. exolain whv in Schedule O and describe anv sfPnS taken to undPrnO such audits ................................................ 3b
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SCHEDULE A
!Public Charity Status and Public Support
(Form 990 or 990-EZ)
Complete If the organization f& a section S01lc)l3) organization or a section
4947(a)l1) nonexempt charitable trust.
201
o.pa,trnent crt th• Treasury 11J1- Attach to Form 990 or Form 990-EZ. Open to Public
tntamal Aevenu. Servfc:e 1iJ> Information about Schodulo A orm 990 or and tts lnstructlons ls at www.lrs.gov/form990. Inspection
Name of the organization Employer Identification number
TKE BARACK OBAMA FOUNDATION 4.6-4950751

The jga,izaUon is not a private foundation because it is: (For tines 1 through 11, check only one box.)
1 A church, convention of churches, or association of churches described in section 170(bl(1){A)(I).
2 DA school described in section 170(bl(1l(A)III). (Attach Schedule E (Fann 990 or 990-EZ).)
3 D A hospital or a cooperative hospital service organization described in section 170(b)(1KA)(III).
4 D A medical research organizatK>fl operated in conjunction with a hospjtaf described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(lii). Enter the hospital's name,

sD
city, and state:
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An organization operated for the benefrt o1 a coDege or university owned or operated by a governmental unit described in
section 170(bl(1l(Al(iv). (Complete Part II.)
sD A federat, state, or local government or governmental unit described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(v).
7 W AA organization that normalty receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public described in
section 170(bl(1l(A)lvi). (Complete Part II.)
sD A communrty trust described in section 170(bl(1l(Al(vi). (Complete Part II.)
eD AA organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3% of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from
activities related to its exempt functions. sub;ect to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3% of its support from gross investment
income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975.
See section SD9(al(2). (Complete Part Ill.)
10 D An organization organized and operated exclusively to test for public safety. See section S09(a)(4).
11 D An organization organized and operated exclusively for the benefit of, to perform the fW1ctions of, or to carry out the purposes of one or
more publicly supported a,ganizations described in section SD9(el(1) or section S09(el(2). See section 509(a)(3). Check the box in
lines 11a through 11d that describes the type of supporting organization and complete lines 11e, 11f, and 11g.
8 D Type I. A supporting organization operated, supen,ised, or controlled by rts supported organization(s), typicaDy by giving
the supported organization(s) the power to regularly appoint or elect a majority of the directors or trustees of the supporting
organization. You must complete Part IV1 Sections A and B.
b D Type II. A supporting organization supervised or controlled in connection with its supported organization(s), by having
control or management of the supporting organization vested in the same persons that control or manage the supported
organization(s). You must complete Part IV, Sections A and C.
C D Type Ill functionally Integrated. A supporting organization operated in connection with, and functionally integrated with,
its supported organization(s) (see instructions). You must complete Part IV, Sections A, D1 and E.
d D Type Ill non·functionally Integrated. A supporting organization operated in connectkm with its supported organization(s)
that is not functionally integrated. The organization generally must satisfy a distribution requirement and an attentiveness
requirement (see instructions). You must complete Part IV. Sections A and 0 1 and Part V.
e D Check this box if the organization received a written determination from the IRS that it is a Type I, Type II, Type Ill
functionally tntegrated, or Type Ill non-functionally integrated supporting organization.
f Enter the number of supported organizations ...............................................................................................................
A Provide the foDowlnA information about the suonorted oman·
Pl Name of supportod (OJBN (IU) Type of organization 1•vl Is un, orgamzet1on (v) Amount of monetary (vi) Amount of
organization (described on lines 1·9 listed in your support (&ee other support (see
above (see instructions)) lgovernlna document? instructkllls) instructions)
Yea Na

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LHA Far Popcn,,mk Roductlan Act Notice, soo tho Instructions lo, Schedule A (Form 980 or 980-EZ) 21l15
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VI
(Complete only if you checked the box on line 5, 7, or 8 of Part I or if the organization failed to qualify under Part Ill. If the organization
fails to qualify under the tests listed below, please complete Part Ill.)
Section A. Public Support-
Calendar year (or fiscal year beginning in) ... (al 2011 (bl 2012 (cl 2013 ldl 2014 (el 2015 lfl Total
1 Gifts, grants, contributions, and
membership fees received. (Do not
include any •unusual grants.•) ...... 5,434,877. 1,916,:H7. 7,351,124.
2 Tax revenues levied for the organ-
ization's benef'it and either paid to
or expended on its behalf
··-·········
3 -The value of services or facilffies
furnished by a governmental unit to
the organization without charge ...
4 Total. Add lines 1 through 3 ......... 5,434,977. 1,916,247., 7,351,124.
5 The portion of total contributions
by each person (other than a
govemmental unit or publicly
supported organization) included
on line 1 that exceeds 2% of the
amount shown on line 11,
column (ij ....................................
6 Public SubtBct llrM 5 trom line 4. 7,351,124.
Section ·B. Total Support
Calendar year (or fiscal year beginning In) ... (al 2011 (bl 2012 (cl 2013 ldl 2014 tel 2015 .m Tot81
7 Amounts from line 4 s.t34,B77. 1,916,247. 7 .• 351.124.
·····················
8 Gross income from interest,
dividends, payments received on
securities loans, rents, royalties
and Income from similar sources ... 19. 19.
9 Net ii,CorTiif tram Un-related business
actMties, whether or not the
business is regularly carried on ...
10 Other income. Do not include gain
or loss from the sale of capital
assets (Explain in Part VI.) - ...•...••..
11 Total support. Add lines 7 lhrough 10 7,351,143.
12 Gross receipts from related activities, etc. (see instructions) ............................................. .......................
- _ 12 I
13 Flrst five years. If the Form 990 is for the organization's first, second, third, fourth, or fifth tax year as a section 501 (c)(3)

14 Public support percentage for 2015 ~ine 6, column (f) divided by ~ne 11, column (f)) .... ..• 1-'1"4'+----------~%=
15 Public support percentage from 2014 Schedule A, Part II, line 14 ......................................... , '-'1--'S..,__ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _~%=
0
...................

16a 331/3% support test - 2015. If the organization did not check the box on line 13, and line 14 is 33 1/3% or more, check this box and
stop here. The organization qualifies as a publicly supported organization ............................................................................. .
b 331/3% support test· 2014. If the organization did not check a box on line 13 or 16a, and line 15 is 331/3% or more, check this box
an_d stop here. The organization qualifies as a publicly supported organization ................................................................................... .
17a 10% •facts•ancf.circumstances test· 2015. If the organization did not check a box on line 13, 16a, or 16b, and line 14 is 10% or more,
and if the organization meets the qfacts-and-circumstances" test, check this box and stop here. Explain in Part VI how the organization
meets the •tacts-and-circumstancesq test. The organization qualifies as a publicly supported organization .........................................-••..
b 10% •fact&•ancf.circumstances test -2014. lfthe organization did not check a box on line 13, 16a, 16b, or 17a, and line 15 is 10% or
more, and if the organization meets the •tacts-and-circumstances• test, check this box and stop here. Explain in Part VI how the
organization meets the •tacts-and-circumstances• test. The organiZation qualifies as a publicly supported organization ...............•........ ..,._o
18 Private foundation. If the organization did not check a box on line 131 16a1 16b 1 17a1 or 17b1 check this box and see instructions ......... a.: D
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rgamza ions
(Complete only if you checked the box on line 9 of Part I or if the organization failed to qualify under Part II. If the organization fails to
qualify unde, Iha tests listed below. please complete Part II.)
Section A. Public Support
Calendar year (or fiscal year beginning In)~ fal 2011 lb) 2012 lcl 2013 fdl 2014 (el 2015 ftl Total
1 Gifts, grants, contributions, and
membership fees received. (Do not
include any uunusual grants. n)
·····
2 Gross receipts from admissions,
merchandise sold or servK.es per-
formed, or facDlties furnished in
any activity that is related to the
organization's tax-exempt purpose
3 Gross receipts from activities that
are not an unrelated trade or bus-
iness under section 513 ...............
4 Tax revenues levied for the organ-
ization 's benefit and either paid to
or expended on its behalf ............
5 The value of services or facilities
furnished by a governmental unit to
the organization without charge ...
6 Total. Add lines 1 through 5 .........
7 a Amounts included on lines 1 , 2, and
3 received from disqualified persons
b Amounta lndudad on II~ 2 Md 3 ~
from dhCt' Ut:lr'I dmqun'moct pcnaona that
exceed the or-ter ol $5,000 or 1" c:if the
amount on line 13 fc:ir they......................
c: Add lines 7a and 7b .....................
8 Publlc •••
Section B. Total Support
Calendar year (or fiscal year beginning In) I!> fal 2011 fbl 2012 lcl 2013 ldl 2014 fel 2015 m Total
9 Amounts from line 6
·····················
10a Gross income from interest,
dividends, payments received on
securities loans, rents, royalties
and income from similar sources ...
b Unrelated business taxable income
(less section 511 taxes) from businesses
acquired after June 30, 1975 ............
c: Add r111es 1 Oa and 1 Ob ..................
11 Net income from unrelated business
activities not included in line 10b,
whether or not the business is
regularly carried on ...................
12 Other income. Do not include gain
or loss from the sale of capital
assets (Explain in Part VI.) ···········
13 Total support. !Add 1m- u. 10c:. 11. and 12.J
14 First five years. tf the Form 990 is for the organization's first, second, third, fourth, or fifth tax year as a section 501{c)(3) organization,
check this box and stop here .................... 1....... , ................................................... - ......................................................................... .

Section C. Com utation of Public SU ort Percentage
15 Pubric support percentage for 2015 Oine 8, column (f) divided by line 13, column (f)) .•......•....•••..•.•...•........... l-'-15~---------~%~
16 Pubt-c ere e from 2014 Schedule Pert m line 15 16 %

17 Investment income percentage for 2015 Oine 1 De, colurm (f) divided by line 13, column cm ........... .. ... ... ... ..
l-'-17~---------~%~
18 Investment income percentage from 2014 Schedule A, Part Ill, line 17 ............................ ... ...... ... ...... ........ ~ 1 8 ~ - - - - - - - - - ~ % " '
19a 33 1/30.k mQl?01't team - 2015. ff the organization did not check the box on tine 14, and line 15 is more than 33 1/3%, and line 17 is not
more than 331/3%, check this box and &top here. The organization quafifoes as a publicly supported organization C> D
b 331/3",f, Cl!Jlporl tcstu • 2014. If the organization dld not check a box on Une 14 orr.ne 19a, and tine 16 is more than 33113%, and
line 18 is not more than 33 1/3%, check this box and stop hore~ The organization qualifies as a publicly supported organiZation . . [> D
20 Private foundation. If the oraanization did not check a box on line 141 19a1 or 19b1 check this box and see Instructions ...... , .... ,. ........... {> D
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Supporting Organizations
(Complete only if you checked a box in line 11 on Part I. If you checked 11 a of Part I, complete Sections A
and B. If you checked 11 b of Part I, complete Sections A and C. If you checked 11c of Part I, complete
Sections A D and E. If vou checked 11 d of Part 11 complete Sectkms A and D, and complete Part V )
Section A. All Sunn~rtlna Oraanlzatlons
Yes No
1 Are all of the organization's supported organizations listed by name in the organization's governing
documents? If ·No· descnbe in Patt VI how the supported organizations are designated. If designated by
class or purpose, describe the designation. If historic and continuing relationship, explain. ,
2 Did the organization have any supported organization that does not have an IRS determination of status
under section 509{a)(1) or (2)? If ·Yes,• explain in Pan VI how the organization determined that the supported
organization was described in section 509(a)(1) or (2). 2
3a Did the organizatk>n have a supported organization described in section 501(c)(4), (5), or (6)? If ·Yes,• answer
(b) and (c) below. 3a
b Did the organization confirm that each supported organization qualified under section 501 (c)(4), (5), or (6) and
satisfied the public support tests under section 509(a)(2)? If "Yes,• describe in Part VI when and how the
organization made the determination. 3b
c Did the organization ensure that all support to such organizations was used exclusively for section 170(c)(2)(8)
purposes? If ·ves, • explain in Part VI what controls the organization put in place to ensure such use. 3c
4a Was any supported organization not organized in the United States ("foreign supported organization•)? If
·ves, • and if _you checked 11 a or 11 b in Part I, answer (b) and (c) below. 4a
b Did the organization have ultimate control and discretion in deciding whether to make grants to the foreign
supported organization? If ·Yes,• describe in Patt VI haw the organization had such control and discretion
despite being controlled or supervised by or in connection with its supported organizations. 4b
c Did the organization support any foreign supported organization that does not have an IRS determination
under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) or (2)? If ·Yes,• explain in Part VI what controls the organization used
to ensure that all support to the foreign supported organization was used exclusively for section 170(c)(2)(B)
purposes. 4c
5a Did the organization add, substitute, or remove any supported organizations during the tax year? If "Yes,•
answer (b) and (c) below (If applicable). Also, provide detail in Part VI, including {i) the names and EJN
ntiiilbeis-of th!fsUpf)Orted Org8nizati0ns addBd, SUbStitUteiJ, Dr feiiiO\lad; (ii) the reasons tor eatih such action;
(iiO the authority under the organization's organizing document authorizing such action; and (iv) how the action
was accomplished (such as by amendment to the organizing document). Sa
b Type I or Type II only. Was any added or substituted supported organization part of a class already
designated in the organization's organizing document? Sb
c SUbstltutlons only. Was the substitution the result of an event beyond the organization's control? Sc
6 Did the organization provide support (whether in the form of grants or the provision of services or facilities) to
anyone other than (0 its supported organizations, ~ij individuals that are part of the charitabJe class
benefited by one or more of its supported organizations, or Qi~ other supporting organizations that also
support or benefit one or more of the filing organization's supported organizations? If •ves, • provide detail in
Part VI. 6
7 Did the organization provide a grant, loan, compensation, or other similar payment to a substantial contributor
(defined in section 495B(c)(3)(C)), a family member of a substantial contributor, or a 35% controlled entity with
regard to a substantial contributor? If ·Yes,• complete Part I of Schedule L (Form 990 or 990--EZ). 7
8 Did the organization make a loan to a disqualified person (as defined in section 4958) not described in line 7?
If ~Yes," complete Part I of Schedule L (Form 990 or 990-EZ). 8
9a Was the organization controOed directly or indirectly at any time during the tax year by one or more
disqualified persons as defined in section 4946 (other than foundation managers and organizations described
in section 509(a}(1) or (2))? If "Yes,• provide detaU in Part VI. 9a
b Did one or more disqualified persons (as defined in line 9a) hold a controlling interest in any entity in which
the supporting organization had an interest? If ·Yes,• provide detail in Pan VI. 9b
c Did a disqualified person (as defined in nne 9a) have an ownership interest in, or derive any personal benefit
from, assets in which the supporting organization also had an interest? If ·Yes,• provide detail in Part VI. 9c
10a Was the organization subject to the excess business holdings rules of section 4943 because of section
4943(1) (regarding certain Type II supporting organizations, and aU Type Ill non-functionally integrated
supporting organizations)? ff ·Yes,• answer 10b below. 10a
b Did the organization have any excess business holdings in the tax year? (Use Schedule C, Form 4720, to
determine whether the orrmnization had excess business holdings.) 10b
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I t'a_rnv I Sunportlrin,oraanizations
Yea No
11 Has the organization accepted a gift or contribution from any of the following persons?
a A person who directly or indirectly controls, either alone or together with persons described in (b) and (c)
below, the governing body of a supported organization? 11a
b A famity member of a person described in (a) above? 11b
C A 35% controlled entitv of a nerson described in la\ or lh\ above? If ·Yes· to Bet b~ or c, ,., ....l/ide detail in Pert VI. 11c
Section B. T-e I Sunnnrtina Oraanlzatlons
Yea No
1 Did the directors, trustees, or membership of one or more supported organizations have the power to
regularly appoint or elect at least a majority of the organizattOrl's directors or trustees at all times during the
tax year? If ·No,• describe in Part V1 how the supported organization(s} effectively operated, supervised, or
controlled the organization's actMties. If the organization had more than one supported organization,
describe how the powers to appoint and/or remove directors or trustees were allocated among the supported
organizations and what conditions or restrictions, if any, applied to such powers during the tax year. 1
2 Did the organization operate for the benefit of any supported organization other than the supported
organization(s) that operated, supervised, or controlled the supporting organization? If ·Yes,• explain in
Pan VI how providing such benefit carried out the purposes of the supported organization(s) that operated,
SU.""""rvised, or controlled the suppartln lzatlon. 2
Section C. T•-e II Su-ortlnn Oraanlzations
Yea No
1 Were a majority of the organization's directors or trustees during the tax year also a majority of the directors
or trustees of each of the organization's supported organization(s)? If ·No,• describe in Part VI how control
or management of the supporting organization was vested in the same persons that controlled or managed
thesu.--ed /onl<I. 1
Section D. All T•-e Ill Sunnortlna Oraanlzatlons
Yea No
1 Did the organization provide to each of its supported organizations, by the last day of the fifth month of the
organization's tax year, (i) a written notice describing the type and amount of support provided during the prior tax
year, (ii) a copy of the Form 990 that was most recentty filed as of the date of notiftcatlon, and (iiij copies of the
organization's governing documents in effect on the date of notification, to the extent not previously provided? 1
2 Were any of the organization's officers, directors, or trustees either (i} appointed or elected by the supported
organization(s) or (ii) serving on the governing body of a supported organization? If •No, • explain in Part VI how
the organization maintained s close and continuous working relstionship with the supported organization(s). 2
3 By reason of the relationship described in (2), did the organization's supported organizations have a
signif"tcant voice in the organization's investment policies and in directing the use of the organization's
income o, assets at all times during the tax year? If • Yes, • describe in Part VI the role the organization's
su,,__rted orrumizatlons pl,ava,rl in this n:wuufl. 3
Section E. TyPe Ill Functionally-Integrated Supporting Organizations
1 Check the box next to the method that the organization used to satisfy the Integral Part Test during the .ve•ee lnstroctlons}:
a D The organization satisfied the Activities Test. Complete Une 2 below.
b D The organization is the parent of each of rts supported organizations. Complete tine 3 below.
c D The organization supported a governmental entity. Describe i'n Part VI how you supported a government enUty (see instructions-.~.'-~--
2 Activities Test. Answer (~ and (b) below. Yea No
a Did substantiaOy all of the organization's activities during the tax year directly further the exempt purposes of
the supported organlzation(s) to which the organization was responsive? If ·Yes,• then in Part VI Identify
those suppo,tfJd organizations and expJsJn how these activities directly furthered their exempt purposes,
how the organization was responsive to those supported organizations. and how the organization determined
that these activities constituted substantially all of its activities. 2a
b OJd the activities described in (a) constitute activities that, but 1or the organization's involvement, one or more
of the organization's supported organization(s) would have been engaged in? If ·ves, •explain in Pert VI the
reasons for the organization's position that its supported organization(s) would have engaged in these
acffvities but for the organization's involvement. 2b
3 Parent of SUpported Organizations. Arrs1:nu (Ill and (b) b&lot:t.
a Did the organization have the power to regularly appoint or eJect a majority of the officers, directors, or
trustees of each of the supported organizations? Provide de1alls in Pert VI. 3a
b Did the organization exercise a substantial degree of direction over the policies, programs, and activities of each
of its rted anlzations? If •y • describe in Pelt VI the role b the izalion In this
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Check here if the organization satisfied the Integral Part Test as a qualifying trust on Nov. 20, 1970. See Instructions. All
other T·--111 non-functioi\allv int--rated suAM-....inn --anizatiorls must comnlete Sections A throuah E.
(B) Current Year
Section A - Adjusted Net Income (A) Prior Year (optional)
1 Net short-term ca"'ital naifl 1
2 Recoveries of nrior-"ear distributions 2
3 Other .-.ross incomelsee instructionsl 3
4 Add lines 1 throunh 3 4
5 Qenreciation and denfetion- 5
6 Portion of operating expenses paid or incurred for production or
collection of gross income or for management, conservation, or
maintenance of nronertv held for oioduction of income·lsee instructiOf\Sl 6
7 Other eX""""sesfsee instructionsl 7
8 Adhtsted Net Incomefsubtract lines 5. 6 and 7 from line 4\ 8
(B) Current Year
Section B - Minimum Asset Amount (A) Prior Year (optional)
1 Aggregate fair market value of an non-exempt-use assets (see
instructions for short tax ·-ar or assets held for cart' of •10ar\:
a AVeta"'"e monthh. value of Securities 1a
b Averane monthl•• cash ba-1.inces 1b
C Fair mark8t vatue of other non-exemnt-use:assets 1c
d Totaf'add lines 1a 1b and 1c' 1d
e Discount claimed for blockage or other
factom t8xnlatn in detail in Part 1.m:
2 AcnlJisition indebtedness;a--licable -to non-exem_.·Use assets 2
3 Subtract line 2 from lina·1d 3
4 Cash deemed held for exempt use. Enter 1-1 /2% of rine 3 (for greater amount,
see instructions'. 4
5 Net value of non-exemnt-use assets tsubiract One 4 from line 3\ 5
6 Mutt:-"· line 5 bv .035 6
7 Recoveries of nrfor-vear distributions 7
8 Minimum Asset Amount tadd line 7 to line 61 8
Section C - Distributable Amount Current Year

1 Adiusted net income for nrior "ear ffrom Section A line 8 Column•• 1
2 Enter 85% of line 1 2
3 Minimum asset amount for nrior vear {from Section B, line 8 Cofumn A\ 3
4 Enter nreater of line 2 or line 3 4
5 Income tax im.. -sed in nrior ·-ar 5
6 DIS'tributable Amount. Subtract line 5 from line 4, unless subject to
eme--encv temno--· reduction tsee instructions\ 6
7 "'CJ Check here ff the current year is the o rg anization's first as a non-functional ly-integ rated Type Ill SU pp ortin g org anization see
instructions .
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I 1-'an v I -r-- Ill Non-Functlonan., Int-rated 509famn SU"'"'Ortina Oraanizatlons
Section D - Distributions Current Year
1 Amounts -"'d to -anizations -to accomnfish exemnt - .......oses
2 Amounts paid to perform activity that directly furthers exempt purposes of supported
orn.....izatlons in excess of income from actiuiru
3 Administrative exnen..o:;:es ,.....,.;d to accom-;;jish exem"' of su ......orted ornanizations
4 Amounts ...nrd to a-uiie.exemot-use assets
5 Qualified set-aside amounts '"'rior IRS a"'"'roval -uirecS\
6 Other distributions ldescribe in Part un, See tnstructlons.
7 Total annual distributions. Add fines 1 throu..t. 6.
8 Distributions to attentive supported organizations to which the organization is responsive
1-rovide details in Part un. See instructions.
9 Distributable amount for 2015 from Section C line 6
10 Line 8 amount divided b" Line 9 amount
(II (HI (IHI
Excess Disb'lbutlons Underdlstributions Dlstrlbutable
Section E - Distribution Allocations (see Instructions) Pre-2015 Amount for 2015

1 Distributable amount for 2015 from Section C line 6
2 Underdistributions, if any, for years prior to 2015
'reasonable cause --ulred·see instructions\
3 Excess distributions -----ver. if anV, to 2015:
a
b
C
d From 2013
e From 2014
f Total of lines 3a lhrou= e
n to underdistributions of arior IIIM:t.-
h to 2015 distributable amount
I ~---ver from 2010 not BMfied /see Instructions\
IRemainder. Subtract lines 3"" 3h. and 3i from 3f.
4 Distributions for 2015 from Section D,
line 7: $
a A--Ued to underdistributions of orior """"""'
b ,..:;.:;,ied to 2015 distributable amount
C Remainder. Subtract lines 4a and 4b from 4.
5 Remaining underdistributions for years prior to 2015, if
any. Subtract lines 3g and 4a from line 2 Clf amount
...,eater than zero see instructionsl.
6 Remaining underdistributions for 2015. Subtract lines 3h
and 4b from line 1 (if amount greater than zero, see
instructions\.
7 Excess dJstrlbutlons carryover to 2016. Add fines 3j
and 4c.
a Breakdown of line 7:
a
b
C Excess from 2013
d Excess from·2014
e Excess from 2015
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Supplemental Information. Provide the explanations required by Part II, line 10; Part II, line 17a or 17b; Part Ill, line 12;
Part IV, Section A, lines 1, 2, 3b, 3c, 4b, 4c, Sa, 6, 9a, 9b, 9c, 11a, 11b, and 11c; Part IV, Section B, lines 1 and 2; Part IV, Section C,
line 1; Part IV, Section O, lines 2 and 3; Part IV, Section E, lines 1c, 2a, 2b, 3a and 3b; Part V, line 1; Part V, Section B, line 1e; Part V,
Section D, lines 5, 6, and 8; and Part V, Section E, lines 2, 5, and 6. Also complete this part for any additional information.
See instructions.

PART II SEC'l'ION B LIN8 13

THE FOUNDATION DATE OF INCEPTION WAS JANUARY 31,2014.

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SCHEDULED Supplemental Financial Statements
(Form 9901

Department of the TraaBUry
. . Complete ff the organlzatlon·answered -Ves"' on Form 990,
Part IV, line 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11a, 11b, 11c, 11d, 11e, 11f, 12a, OT 12b.
... Attach to FDl'm 990.
2015
Open to Public
Internal Revenue Sarvice lnfOTmatfon about Sc:hedule D orm 990 and It& Instructions Is st www.Jra. Inspection
Name of the organization Employer Identification number
THE BARACK OBAMA FOUNDATION 46-4950751
Part Organizations Ma ntalnlng Donor Advised Funds or er Slmllar Funds or Accounts.Complete if the
tlJt'Ulnization answered ~ves" on Form 990, Part IV, line 6.
(a) Donor advised funds (b) Funds and other accounts
1 Total number at end of year ... .........• ......................... ....
2 Aggregate value of contributions to (during year) ..........
3 Aggregate value of grants from (during year) .. .... ..........
4 Aggregate value at end of year
················· .....................
5 Did the organization infonn an donors and donor advisors in writing that the assets held in donor advised funds
are the organization's property, subject to the organization's exclusive legal control? .........................................•........... D Ye& DNo
6 Did the organization in1orm all grantees, donors, and donor advisors in writing that grant funds can be used only
tor charitable purposes and not for the benefit of the donor or donor advisor, or for any other purpose conferring
im rmissl"ble ate benef~? .................................................................................................................................... D Yes 0No
Part II Conservation Easements. Complete if the organization answered "Yes" on Form 990, Part IV, line 7.
1 P~ose(s) of conservation easements held by the organization {check all that apply).
L_J Preservation of land for public use {e.g., recreation or education) D
Preservation of a historicaDy important land area
l::J Protection of natural habitat D Preservation of a certifted historic structure
l::J Preservation of open space
2 Complete lines 2a through 2d if the organization held a qualifted conservation contribution in the form of a conservation easement on the last
day of the tax year. Held atlflo End of Ille Tax Year
a Total number o1 e<>nservation easements .............................................................................. 2a
b Total acreage restricted by conservation easements 2b
c Number of conservation easements on a certified historic structure included in (a) 2c
d Number of conservation easements included in (c) acquired after 8/17/06, and not on a historic structure
listed in the National Register ........................... . 2d
3 Number of conservation easements modified, transferred, released, extinguished, or terminated by the organization during the tax
year I!>-~~~~~-
4 Number of states where property subject to conservation easement is located I!> - - - - - - -
5 Does the organization have a written policy regarding the periodic monitoring, inspection, handling of
violations, and enforcement of the conservatson easements it holds? ........................................................................... Yes DNo D
6 Staff and votunteer hours devoted to monitoring, inspecting, handling of violations, and enforcing conservation easements during the year
E>
7 Amount of expenses incurred in monitoring, inspecting, handling of violations, and enforcing conservation easements during the year
C> $
8 Does each conservation easement reported on line 2(d) above satisfy the requirements of section 170(h)(4)(B}(i)
and section 170(h)(4)(B)(iQ? . ... . ........ D
. ..................................................................................................................... Yes DNo
9 In Part XIII, describe how the organization reports conservation easements in its revenue and expense statement, and balance sheet, and
include, if applicable, the text of the footnote to the organization's financial statements that describes the organization's accounting for
conservation easements.
i Part Ill J Organizations Maintaining Collections of Art, Historical Treasures, or Other Similar Assets.
•ves• on Form 990, Part. IV, line 8.
Complete if the organization answered
1a If the organization elected, as permitted under SFAS 116 (ASC 958), not to report in its revenue statement and balance sheet works of art,
historical treasures, or other similar assets held for public exhibition, education, or research in furtherance of public service, provide, in Part XIII,
the text of the footnote to its financial statements that describes these items.
b If the organization elected, as pennltted under SF.AS 116 {ASC 958), to report in its revenue statement and balance sheet works of art, historical
treasures, or other similar assets held for public exhibition, education, or research in furtherance of public service, provide the following amounts
relating to these items:
(i) Revenue included on Form 990, Part VIII, line 1 . . ........ .. .. ..... ......... .......... .................... .............. ............ I> $ - - - - - - - - - -
(ii) Assets included in Form 990, Part X ................................................................................................... I> S - - - - - - - - -
2 If the organization received or held works of art, historical treasures, or other silllllar assets for financial gain, provide
the fo!)owing amounts required lo be reported under SFAS 116 (ASC 958) relating to these Items:
" Revenue Included on Form 990, Part VIII, llne 1 .... .. .. ... . . . . ........... .. .. .................. ..... ...............•............ I> $ ----------
b Asccro imt.udd m Fann Sl!!I. P,,rt X . . ... ,. .. ........................... ........................ ................ ............... I> $
LHA F07 Pq)srworl< Reduction Act Notice, see the Instructions fOT Form !ll!O. Schedule D (Form !ISO) 2015
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Collections of Art, Historical Treasures or Other Similar Asse
3 Using the organization's acquisition, accession, and other records, check any of the following that are a significant use of its collection items
(check all that apply):
a DPublic exhibition d D
Loan or exchange programs
b DScholarly research e D
Other _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
c DPreservation for future generations
4 Provide a description of the organization's collections and explain how they further the organization's exempt purpose in Part XJII.
5 During the year, did the organization solicit or receive donations of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets
to be sold to raise funds rather than to be mainlafned as art of the o anization's COiiection?· .•....•....•:....................... Yes D D No
Part IV Escrow and Custod.lal Arrangements. Complete ~ the organization answered "Yes" on Form 990, Part IV, line 9, or
reported an amount on Fenn 990, Part X, line 21.
1a Is' the OfQanization an agent, trustee, custodian or other intermediary for contributions or other assets not included
on Form 990, Part X? ................................................................................................................................................... D Yes D No
b If ·ves, • explain the arrangement in Part XIII and complete the following table:
Amount
c Beginning balance ....•........•....•......•.........................•..•......................•...........................•.•....•..•............. 1c
d Additions during the year ....... ....•............•..: ........................................................................................... 1d
e Distributions during the year .................................................................................................................. 1e
f Ending balance .••.......•.... , ........................ ,............................................................................................ .. 1f
2a Did the organization include an amount on Form 990, Part X, llne 21, for escrow or custodial account liability? ............... L...J Yes L...JNo
b II •ves:•·exolain the arranaemen1 m Part XIII. 0,eck here if the evnfanation has·been orov1ded on Part XIII ....................................... D
I Part.V I Endowment Fundsa Complete if the.organization answered •ves• _on Form ·990, Part IV, line 10.
Jal Current vear Cb) Prior vear (cl Two years back hfl Three years back ·1e1 Four years back
1a Beginning of year balance .....................
b Contributions ..........................................
C Net investment earnings, gains, and losses
d Grants or scholarships ........... ...............
e Other expendmJres for facilities
and programs .......................................
f A1:1ministrative ~xpenses ........................
g End of year balance ..............................
2 Provide the estimated percentage of the current year end balance (line 1 g, column (a)) held as:
a Board designated or quasi-endowment .... %
b Permanent endowment • %
c Temporarily restricted endowment .... %
The percentages on lines 2a, 2b, and 2c should equal 100%.
3a Are there endowment funds not in the possession of the organization that are held and administered for the organization
by: Yes No
(i) unrelated organizations ................................................................................................................................................ 3alll
(ii) retated organizations ...................................................................... _........................................................................... 3alll
b If "Yes" on line 3a~ij, are the related organizations listed as required on Schedule A? ............................................................ 3b
4 Describe in Part XIII the intended uses of the or anization's endowment funds.
Part VI Land, Buildings, and Equipment.
Complete if the orgariization answered ·Yes• on Form 990. Part IV•.line 11 a. See Form gg·o, Part X, line 1O.
Description of property (a) Cost or other (b) Cost or other (c} Accumulated (d) Book value
basis ~nvestment) basis (other) depreciation
1a Land ••..•••••.•.••.•••.••••..•.••.•.........•........•........•.
b Buildings .................................................... .
c Leasehold improvements ............................ ..
d Equipment................................................... 14,133. 4,903. 9,230.
e Other............................................................ 33,500. 10,236. 23.264.
Total. Add rmes 1a 1hrouah 1e. (Cofumn tdl must MtUBI Form 990. Part X column fBJ: /ine 10c.J .................................. ~ 32. 494.
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Investments - Other Securities.
Complete ii the organization answered "Yes" on Form 990 Part IV r,ne 11b See Form 990 Part X. llne 12
(a) oescnpuon of securny or category (lnducttng name ot aecur11Y1
(bl Book value
.
(c) Method of valuation: Cost or end-of-year market value
(1) Fa,anciaJ derivatives .............................................
(2) Closely-held equity interests .................................
(3) Other
/Al
IR\
Ir.\
m\
IA
/Fl
/GI
IHI
Total. ICoL lb\ must eoual Form 990 Part X. col. !Bl line 12.1-.
I Part valll Investments - Program Related.
Cnmntete if the nrnanizatlon answered "Yes on Form 990. Part IV. line 11 c. See Form 990 Part X tine 13.
N

(a) Description of Investment (b) Book value Cc) Method of valuation: Cost or end-of-year market value
111

'"'
131
141
151

'"'
m
IR1
IA\

Total. lCol (bl must equal Form 990, Part X. col <H> fine 13.,,..
I Part IA I Other Assets.
Complete if the organization answered Nves• on Form 990 Part JV, line 11d See Form 990 Part X lme 15
(a) Description (b) Book value
111 PRE-DEVELOPMENT COST 1,261,208.

""
131
141
151
161
m
181

""
Total. 1r.n.,mn lb) must ""UBI Form 990. Part k' col. /RI line 15.l .............................................. ,.,. 1, :261, 208.
·····································
!Part X I Other Liabilities.
Complete if the orgamzation answered "Yes• on Form 990 Part IV lme 11e or 11f See Form 990 Part X hne 25
1. (a) Description of Uabillty (b) Book value
Ml Federal income taxes
I?\

''"
14}

''"
""'
171

181
""
Toti. (Column {b) must -ucJ Form 990, Part X, col. (BJ line 25J .............. ro.
2.
.. ..
Uabthty for uncertain tax positions. In Part XIII, provide the text of the footnote to the organtzation's financtal statements that reports the
Q1J1,niz1,ticn's ncb!!l!J(Jor unccm!n tnx positions under FIN 48 (ASC 740). Check here H ths tiixt of the footnota has been provided In Pert XIII D
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1.:...:;;;.;c;.;;~ Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements Wit Revenue ·per·Retum.
Complete if the organization answered "Yes• on Form 990, Part IV. lfne 12a.
1 Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements ............•..•........•.........•............•....•.... 1 2,072,596.
2 Amounts included on line 1 but not on Form 990, Part VIII, line 12:
a Net unrealized gains (losses) on investments ...................................................... i--2a~t-----:-::c:-:c::-:,-t
b Donated services and use of facilities • ••.••• ................ .. . .• ..... ...... .... ... ...... .. ..... .. .. ... 2b 15 6 , 3 3 O•
c Recoveries of prior year grants ..... .............. ..... .......... ........•.•......•...................... i--2c~t--------,-t
d Other (Describe in Part XIII.) .............................................................................. ~2_d_ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
e Add lines 2a through 2d ...................................................... _......................................................................... l-'2~e'-+_ _ _ _ _1_s_6.,_._33_o_.
3 SUbtract line 2efrom tine 1 ........ _..................... __ .............................................................................................. 1-3~+-----1'-._9_1_6.,_.2_6_6_.
4 Amounts Included on Form 990, Part VIII, line 12, but not on line 1:
a Investment expenses not included on Form 990, Part VIII, line7b ........................ lt-4a=·+-1--------I
b Other (Describe in Part XIII.) ...........................•...•........ ······· . .. ...•....•..•••....•.•..•.• l-4~b----------1
c Add tines 4a and 4b .... ..................... .................. ................................. ••• ••• ............ ......................................... 1-4c~t------.,.---o-.
5 Total revenue. Add lines 3 and 4c. (This must eaua/ Form 990 Patt I line 12J ................ ············-···················· s 1,916.266.
I Part,XII I Reconciliation of Expenses·per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return.
Complete if the organization answered ·ves• on Form'990, Part IV, line 12a.
1 Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements ,•.•.•••.•.•.•...••.••••. , •.•. , .••••.• , •... , •..••••.••••••.•.•..••••.••••••.•• 1 2.977,238.
2 Amounts included on line 1 but not on Fann 990, Part IX, line 25:
a Donated services and use of facilities ....... ................ .. ................ ..... ............... ..... i - 2a- ~ 1 - - - - 15-6~, 3 3-D-•
b Prior year adjustments ..................... i . . . . . . . . . . . ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i - - 2 b = t - - - - - - - - , - t
c Other losses ...•...... ... ............... ..• ..•.. ................ ....•.... ... . .......................... ........... 2c
r~t---------1
d Other (Describe in Part XIII.) ········-···································································· i...:2:,d:....1.----------1
e Add lines 2a through 2d ................................................................................................................................. 1-2~ec..+----,,-,,1.,.S6.,_,3 30=-·
7 7 7
3 Subtractline2etromUne1 .............................................................................................................................. 13- ~ t - - -2,820,908.
-~-~-
4 Amounts included on Form 990, Part IX. Une 25, but not on Une 1;
a Investment expenses not included on Form 990, Part VIII, line 7b ........................
1--+---------t
I 4a I
b Other (Describe in Part XIII.) I _ _ _ _ _ _ _-I
......... , .._. .... ,....•............... ,................ :...................... ._4b=.._
c Add lines 4a and 4b .····-·· ... -··_--.·, _·-·,··· ........__ ......... _.... ·.-·.·~, ...... _...... ,......... _... _................._.... _... ___ ... _............. t-4c-+----=-==-=o=-.
5 Tot'arexoenses. Add lines 3 and:4c..:n1iis must MuaJ.Form.990-,Part l line ,18J .. ; ..... ,: .... :-:... :............................ s 2 • 820. 908.
I Part;XIIII Supplemental·lnformatlon;
Provide the descriptions required for Part 11, lines 3, 5, and 9; Part Ill, lines 1a and 4; Part IV, lines 1 b and 2b; Part V, line 4; Part X, line 2; Part XI,
lines 2d and 4b; and Part XII, lines 2d and 4b. Also complete this part to provide any additional information.

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SCHEDULEJ Compensation Information 0MB No. 15'5-0047

(Form 990) For certain Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, and Hlghest
Compensated Employees
[> Complete If the organization answered "Yes" on Form 990, Part IV, llne 23.
201::,
... Attach to Form 990. Open to Public
Department of tM Tr. .aury
lntemal Re11onuo Scirvice lo. lntonnatlon about Schedule J !Farm 9901 and Its Instructions Is at www.lnl. o. Inspection

I
Name of the organization Employer Identification number
THE BARACK OBAMA FOUNDATION 46-4950751
1Part 1 1 Questions negarding Compensation
Yes No
1a Check the appropriate box(es) if the organization provided any of the following to or for a person fisted on Form 990,
Part VU, Section A, line 1 a. Complete Part Ill to provide any relevant information regarding these Items.
D Fust-class or charter travel D Housing aDowance or residence for personal use
D Travel for companions D Payments for business use of personal residence
D Tax indemnificattOfl and gross-up payments D Health or social club dues or initiation fees
D Discretionary spending account D Personal services (e.g., maid, chauffeur, chef)

b If any of the boxes on tine 1 a are checked, did the organization foDow a written policy regarding payment or
reimbursement or provision of all of the expenses described above? If ·No,• complete Part Ill to explain .............................. . 1b
2 Did the organization require substantiation prior to reimbursing or allowing expenses incurred by all directors,
trustees, and officers, including the CEO/Executive Director, regarding the items checked in line 1a? 2 X

3 Indicate which, if any, of the following the filing organization used to establish the compensation of the organization's
CEO/Executive Director. O,eck all that apply. Do not check any boxes for methods used by a related organization to
estab6sh compensation of the CEO/Executive Director, but explain in Part Ill.
D Compensation committee D
Written employment contract
D Independent compensation consultant [i] Compensation survey or study
~ Form 990 of other organizations [iJ Approval by the board or compensation commjttee

4 During the year, did any person listed on Form 990, Part VII, Section A, line 1 a, with respect to the filing
organization or a related organization:
a Receive a severance payment or change-of-control payment? ............................................................................................ 4a X

b Participate in, or receive payment from, a supplemental non qualified retirement plan? ................ ····-···· ................................ . 4b X

c Participate in, or receive payment from, an equity-based compensation arrangement? .................. _ ................................... . 4c X
If •yes• to any of lines 4a-c, list the persons and provide the applicable amounts for each item in Part Ill.

Only section 501(c)13), 501(c)14), and 501(cl(291 organizations must complete lines 5-9.
5 For persons listed on Fonn 990, Part VII, Section A, line 1a, did the organization pay or accrue any compensation
contingent on the revenues of:
5a X
a The organization? ................................................................................................. ····-······················································
b Any related organization? 5b X
If ·ves" to line Sa or 5b, describe in Part Ill.
6 For persons listed on Fann 990, Part VU, Section A, line 1a, did the organization pay or accrue any compensation
contingent on the net earnings of:
a The organization? ......................................................................................................................................................, .... . 6a X

b Arly related organization? ................................................................................................................................................ 6b X

If ·ves" on line 6a or 6b, describe in Part Ill.
7 For persons listed on Form 990, Part VII, Section A, line 1a, did the organization provide any non-fixed payments
not described on lines 5 and 6? If •yes/ describe in Part 111 .................................................................................................. . 7 X

8 Were any amounts reported on Form 990, Part VII, paid or accrued pursuant to a contract that was subject to the
initial contract exception described in Regulations section 53.49S8-4(a)(3)? If nves, • describe in Part Ill ................................ . 8 X
9 If "Yes· to line 8, did the organization also follow the rebuttable presumption procedure described in
R<>nulatlons section 53.495&61cl? .................................................................................................................................. 9
LHA For Pape1 ww1t Reduction Act Notice see the Instructions for Form 980. Schedule J Form 91111 2015

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Part II Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, and Highest Compensated Employees. Use dupficate copies ff additions! space is needed.
For each individual whose compensation must be reported on Schedule J, report compensatioii from the organization on row (i) and from related organizations, described in the instructions, on row (i0.
Do not fist any individuals that are not listed on Form 990, Part VII.
Note: The sum of columns (B)(i}(iiQ for each listed individual must equal the total amount of Form 990, Part VII, Section A, fine 1a. applicable column (0) and (E) amounts for that Individual.

(Bl Breakdown of W-2 and/or 1099-MISC compensation (C) Retirement and (D) Nontaxable (El Total of columns (F) Compensation
other deferred benefits (B)(i)-{D) in column (Bl
(I) Base (ii) Bonus & (iii) Other compensation
(A) Name and Trlle compensation reported as deferred
incentive reportable
compensation compensation on prior Fann 990

(1) ROBBIN COHEN (ii 244,838, 0, o. o. 8,312. 253,150, 0.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ii o. 0, 0, 0, o. o. 0.
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990 2015 THE BARACK OBAMA FOUNDATION 46-4950751 Pa 3
Pert Ill Sl,J,p~rn:,n!al Information
Provide tho information, explanation, or descriptions required for Part I, lines 1a, 1b, 3, 4a, 4b, 4c, Sa, Sb, Sa, 6b, 7, and 8, and for Part II. Also complete this part fur any additional information.

Pl\RT I, LD!B 3:

THE BOARD OP DIRECTORS USES COMPARABILITY DATA TO REVIEW AND APPROVE THE

CO!IPBNSATION OP THE I!IECUTIVE DIRECTOR OIi All AIIIIUAL BASIS.

Schedule J (Form 990) 2015
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SCHEDULEO Supplemental Information to Form 990 or 990-EZ
(Form 990 or 990-EZ)

Oepartmant of the Treasury
Complete to provide infOTmation for responses to specfflc question& on
Form 990 or 990-EZ or to provide any addltlonal information•
.. Attach to Form 990 or 990-EZ.
2015
Open to PubUc
Internal Rwenu. Servlee v/tarm990. I on
Name of the organization Employer identification number
THE BARACK OBAMA FOUNDATION 4.6-4950751

990 PART III LINE 1

THE BARACK OBAMA FOUNDATION (THE •FOUNDATION") IS A NONPROFIT

FOUNDATION WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED TO PLAN AND DEVELOP A PRESIDENTIAL

CENTER TO ENGAGE IN ACTIVITIES REFLECTING PRESIDENT OBA.MA'S AND THE

FIRST LADY'S VALUES AND PRIORITIES THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER IN PUBLIC

SERVICEr EXPANDING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, INSPIRING AN ETHIC OF AMERICAN

CITIZENSHIP, AND PROMOTING PEACE, JUSTICE AND DIGNITY THROUGHOUT THE

WORLD. THE FOUNDATION ENVISIONS A PRESIDENTIAL CENTER THAT, THROUGH

ITS MISSION, INITIATIVES, AND PHYSICAL AND VIRTUAL PRESENCE, ADVANCES

AND INTERPRETS THE THEMES OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE,

HEALTH AND WELLNESS, ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, PUBLIC EDUCATION, A

SPIRIT OF INNOVATION, AND WILL BECOME AN ANCHOR FOR ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT Aim cULTiVATE A STRONG REi.A'l'IoNsilIP WITH THE CENTER. s

SURROUNDING COMMUNITY.

THE PRESIDENTIAL CENTER WILL HOUSE THE PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY, AS WELL AS

A MUSEUM AND A BROADER CAMPUS. THE PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY WILL BB

CREATED UNDER THE PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARIES ACT OF 1955 AND NATIONAL

ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION (NARA) GUIDELINES. THE FOUNDATION

ANTICIPATES NEGOTIATING A JOINT USE AGREEMENT WITH NARA REGARDING THE

OPERATION OF A PORTION OP THE PRESIDENTIAL CENTER.

FORM 990, PART VI, SECTION B LINE 11:

THE 990 IS PROVIDED TO AND REVIEWED BY THE FOUNDATION'S BOARD MEMBERS

BEFORE FILING.

LHA For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the Instruction& for Form 990 or
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Name of the organization Employer Identification number
THE BARACK OBAMA FOUNDATION 46-(950751

FORM 990, PART VI. SECTION B, LINE 12C:

THE FOUNDATION REQUIRES ALL DIRECTORS TO REVIEW AND SIGN A CONFLICT OP

INTEREST DISCLOSURE STATEMENT ON AN ANNUAL BASIS. THE FOUNDATION'S LEGAL

COUNSEL REVIEWS THE DISCLOSURES AND WORKS WITH THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO

RESOLVE ANY' DISCLOSED CONFLICTS.

FORM 990 PART VI SECTION B, LINE 15A:

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS USES COMPARABILITY DATA TO REVIEW AND APPROVE THE

COMPENSATION OP THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

FORM 990 PART VI, LINE 17 LIST OP STATES RECEIVING COPY OP FORM 990:

FORM 990 PART VI SECTION C, LINE 18:

THE FOUNDATION MAKES ITS EXEMPT STATUS APPLICATION AND FORM 990 AVAILABLE

FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION UPON WRITTEN REQUEST. THE FOUNDATION'S FORM 990 IS

ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE FOUNDATION'S WEBSITE AND GUIDESTAR'S WEBSITE.

FORM 990 PART VI SECTION C, LINE 19:

THE FOUNDATION MAKES ITS GOVERNING DOCUMENTS AND CONFLICT OF IN"l'BREST

POLICY AVAILABLE UPON WRITTEN REQUEST. THE FOUNDATION'S AUDITED FINANCIAL

STATEMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE FOUNDATION'S WEBSITE.

FORM. 990. PART rx LINB 11G OTHER PEES:

HR CONSULTANT:

PROGRAM SERVICE EXPENSES 0.

MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL EXPENSES 2,500.
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Name of the organizattOn Employer Identification number
THE BARACK OBAMA FOUNDATION 46-4950751

FUNDRAISING EXPENSES o.

TOTAL EXPENSES 2,500.

RECRUITING FEES:

PROGRAM SERVICE EXPENSES o.
MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL BXPENSES 61,833.

FUNDRAISING EXPENSBS o.
TOTAL EXPENSES 61,833.

PROGRAMMING CONSULTANTS:

PROGRAM SBRVICE EXPENSES 500,000.

MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL EXPENSES o.

FUNDRAISING EXPENSES o.
TOTAL EXPENSES 500,000.

OTHER:

PROGRAM SERVICE EXPENSES 35,132.

MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL EXPENSES 7 ,99L

FUNDRAISING EXPENSES 744.

TOTAL EXPENSES 43,867.

REAL ESTATE CONSULTANTS:

PROGRAM SERVICE EXPENSES 65,000.

MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL EXPENSES o.

FUNDRAISING EXPENSES o.
TOTAL EXPENSES 65,000.

ACADEMIC CONSULTANT:
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Name of the organization Employer Identification number
THE BARACK OBAMA FOUNDATION 46-4950751

PROGRAM SERVICE EXPENSES 10.2so.

MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL EXPOSES o.
PUNDRAISING EXPENSES o.
TO"l'AL EXPENSES 10.2so.

TOTAL OTHER PEES ON FORM 990 PART IX, LINE llG 0
COL A 683,450.

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2015 DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION REPORT
FORM 990 PAGB 10 990

...., Date Lina UnadjJsted Bus%
.
Reduction In Basis For Accumulated Current Current Year
No. Description ACQUired Method Life No. Cost Dr Basis Exel Basis Depreciation Depreciation Sec 179 Deduction

!11.CHINERY &
EQUIPMENT
COMPUTER 08 2: 1• SL 3.00 .6 2,118, 2,118, 254, 706,

·COMPUTER 09 .2 1• SL 3,00 ... 6 2,136, 2,136, 214, 712,

.~OMPUTER 09 .2 ti., SL 3.00 .6 2,136, 2,136, 214, 712,

·COMPUTER 09 .5 rl• lsL 3,00 .6 2,407, 2,407, 234, 803.

:COMPUTER ll 20 1, SL 3. 00 .6 1,637, 1,637, 75, 546,

•COMPUTER 08 03 1! SL 3. 00 .L 6 1,024, 1,024, 142,

'COMPUTER 08 0_3 ..·, SL 3. 00 .6 1,519, 1,519, 211,

COMPUTER 10 .2 .! SL 3,00 16 1,156. 1,156, 80,
'* 990 PAGE 10 TOTAl
l!ACHINERY & EQUIPM 14,133, 0 14,133, 991, o. 3,912,

OTHER
·W'l!BSITE
... 990 PAGE 10 TOTAl
o: 28 ..I
SL 3,00 16 ,33,500, 33,500, 10,236,

OTHER 33,500, 0, 33,500, 0, o. 10,236,
'* GRAND TOTAL 990
~AGE 10 DEPR ,47,633, 0, 47,633, 991, 0, 14,148,

CURRENT ACTIVITY

BEGINNING BALANCE 10,434, 0. 10,434, 991,
'
I ,
ACQUISITIONS ,37,199, 0 37,199, 0,
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FORM 990 PAGB 10 990

-No. Oescrtptlon
Dare
Acquired Melhod Ltte
Line
No.
Unadjusred
Cost Dr Basis
Bus%
Exel

Reduction In
Basis
Bas~ For
Depreciation
Accumulated
Depreciation
Current
Sec 179
Current Year
Deducti'.Jn

DISPOSITIONS 0. o. o. o.
ENDING BALANCE 47,633. o. 47,633. 991.

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1- Please find enclosed the following items for renewal registration with your office of.the
above referenced nonprofit organization:

• Completed Annual Registration Renewal Fee Report (RRF-1)
• IRS 990 and audited financial statement for fiscal year end 12/31/2015
• Schedule B (confidential)
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• List of Officers and Directors
I • $150.00 Registration Fee
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