Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network was a public charity that supported philanthropic causes for underserved women and children around the world. The charity organization aimed to inspire people to make difference in the lives of others. The Angel Network donated funds to several not-for-profit organizations that shared Oprah’s vision. Oprah’s Angel Network ceased operations in 2010.
Oprah’s Angel Network has contributed to the recovery efforts of hurricane Katrina and Rita. The organization supported the building and restoration of around 300 homes in eight communities across Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. The Angel Network also worked with the organization, Free The Children to build more than 55 schools in 12 countries that offer education in the rural areas. In 2005, Oprah’s Angel Network gave school supplies, worth more than $1 million, to 18,000 impoverished children in South Africa.
In 2007, the organization opened the Seven Fountains Primary School in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The same year, Oprah’s Angel Network and Free The Children jointly launched O Ambassadors, a school-based program for young people. The Angel Network also offered grants to organizations that worked to improve lives of women and girls.
Oprah’s Angel Network was launched in 1998. The idea for charity organization evolved from Oprah Winfrey’s donation campaign that was initiated through her talk show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show."