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Be the Change

“Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.”

— Nelson Mandela

The Amadou Diallo Foundation (ADF)—founded to promote racial healing and provide pathways to success for Black youth—was established in honor of Amadou’s academic dreams, before his promising life was cut short by police brutality on February 4th, 1999. In the spirit of Amadou, the foundation has proudly given away scholarships to students of African descent who are achieving their college degrees.

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our causes

Pathways to Success


Bridging the Divide and Raising Global Citizens

Through the Bridging the Divide Initiative, the ADF strives to give young global citizens the tools needed to take a seat at the table and build the networks needed to become change agents in the world.

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Equitable Tech Training for Sustainable Development

Technology is a key platform that can be leveraged to solve pressing socio-economic issues; and, the ADF, along with key partners, is on a mission to support the training of the next generation of technovators and techpreneurs.

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Preparing Young People to Lead the Future

The ADF sees the empowerment of young people as the key to building stronger, equitable societies for all. The ADF supports young people with scholarships, leadership development and mentorship opportunities in positioning them to lead in their communities and the future.

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Propelling towards a productive future


Scholarships Given


Years of Activism & Advocacy


Youths Engaged & Empowered


upcoming events
September, December, March, June

Community Policing Series

Series of quarterly panel discussions focused on effective community policing and police accountability.

December 3, 2022: 12:00-1:30pm ET

Back by popular demand, the ADF will present a virtual program featuring the organization "Family and Friends of the Wrongfully Convicted."

September 7, 2023, Transforming tragedy into Opportunities

Amadou Diallo Youth Commemoration

ADF's biggest fundraising event and scholarship drive commemorating Amadou's life and legacy.

February 2, 2023

ADF Youth Summit

To set off our year-long Bridging the Divide Initiative, the ADF Youth Summit is a half-day virtual conference that brings together youths from across ADFs global community to share their ideas and concerns, connect, and build community in finding solutions for pressing social issues that continue to undermine global development.