The Serena Williams Foundation was established to achieve two goals. The first is to provide assistance to youth whose parents and families have been affected by violent crimes. The Foundation will do this by funding and creating programs that will provide counseling, care (foster care and day care), housing, food, and education to youth who have been affected by violent crimes throughout the United States.

The Foundation’s second goal is to assist underprivileged youth around the world in receiving the highest quality education available to them. The Serena Williams Foundation will achieve this goal by providing grants and scholarships to deserving high school students around the world. These grants and scholarships will aid the students in attending college, learning a trade, or learning how they can start their own business so that they can better themselves and the world as a whole.