Who We Are
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. This organization is celebrating more than 70 years as a women’s volunteer service organization committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. A premier international service organization with more than 14,000 members in 287 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. The Links Incorporated has attracted many distinguished women who are individual achievers and who have made a difference in their communities and the world. They are business and civic leaders, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work towards a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership. With more than two million service hours recorded in the past three years, members regularly contribute more than 500,000 documented service hours in their respective communities annually.
The Links Foundation, Incorporated, the philanthropic arm of The Links, Incorporated has made more than $25 million in charitable contributions since its founding. Working closely with sponsors and supporters, The Links, Incorporated is focused on crafting integrated, transformational and impacting lives in communities of color through its five facets of Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services. These program facets are designed to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. The Links, Incorporated programs and services are always “Linked In Friendship, Connected in Service.”