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Carol Maraj - Founder & Philanthropist

Carol Maraj – Founder of the Carol Maraj Foundation

Mother of "Queen of Rap" NICKI MINAJ

Nicki Minaj and Mother, Carol Maraj
Nicki Minaj and Mother, Carol Maraj

The Carol Maraj Foundation, established in 2012, is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive and lasting impact in the lives of individuals facing adversity. Inspired by the vision and passion of its founder, Carol Maraj, the foundation strives to empower, uplift, and restore hope to those in need.

The Carol Maraj Foundation’s impact is made possible through the generosity and support of individuals, corporations, and philanthropic partners who share its vision. Their contributions, whether financial or in-kind, enable the foundation to continue its vital work and expand its reach. The foundation welcomes partnerships and collaborations with organizations and individuals who are passionate about making a difference and creating lasting change.

In a world where many face hardship, the Carol Maraj Foundation stands as a beacon of hope. Through its unwavering commitment to empowerment, education, and advocacy, the foundation serves as a catalyst for transformation, helping individuals rebuild their lives, find their voice, and unlock their full potential. With each life touched, the foundation takes one step closer to its vision of a society free from violence, inequality, and injustice.

Together, let us join hands with the Carol Maraj Foundation and create a future where every individual can thrive, no matter their circumstances. With empowerment, compassion, and determination, we can make a lasting difference and restore hope to those who need it most.


Mission and Vision

Education is a cornerstone of the Carol Maraj Foundation’s mission. The foundation firmly believes that education is the key to unlocking opportunities and transforming lives. By investing in educational programs, scholarships, and resources, the foundation aims to remove barriers to education and create a pathway to success for deserving individuals. Whether through scholarships for underprivileged students, support for educational institutions, or mentorship programs, the foundation strives to foster a culture of learning and personal growth.

Our Focus

At the heart of the Carol Maraj Foundation is a commitment to addressing pressing social issues and providing support to marginalized communities. With a focus on domestic violence prevention, education, and empowerment, the foundation aims to create a world where every individual has the opportunity to thrive, regardless of their circumstances.

Domestic violence remains a pervasive problem that affects millions of people worldwide. The Carol Maraj Foundation recognizes the urgent need to break the cycle of abuse and provide assistance to survivors. Through strategic partnerships, awareness campaigns, and targeted initiatives, the foundation works tirelessly to raise awareness about domestic violence, educate communities about the signs and impact of abuse, and support survivors on their journey towards healing and empowerment.

 In addition to its focus on domestic violence prevention and education, the Carol Maraj Foundation is dedicated to providing resources and assistance to individuals affected by various challenges. From supporting youth development programs to promoting mental health awareness, the foundation addresses a wide range of social issues that impact communities. By partnering with like-minded organizations and implementing targeted initiatives, the foundation seeks to make a tangible difference in the lives of those facing adversity.

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Collaborative Approach

The impact of the Carol Maraj Foundation extends far beyond its programs and initiatives. The foundation’s commitment to community engagement and empowerment is evident in its collaborative approach. By fostering partnerships with local organizations, government agencies, and community leaders, the foundation ensures that its efforts are aligned with the needs and aspirations of the communities it serves. Together, they work towards building a more inclusive and compassionate society.

Core Principles

Transparency, integrity, and accountability are core principles that guide the operations of the Carol Maraj Foundation. The foundation is committed to efficient and responsible stewardship of resources, ensuring that every donation and grant is used effectively to create a meaningful impact. Rigorous monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are in place to assess the outcomes and effectiveness of programs, enabling the foundation to continually refine its strategies and maximize its reach.