Lifting As We Climb

The Omega Uplift Foundation is a philanthropic organization associated with the Iota Pi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

About the Foundation

We are dedicated to uplifting young and adult African American men to become scholars, good citizens, and fathers. Through contributing to their educational growth, health awareness, and more, we elevate these individuals so they may do the same to their community.

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Through our partnership with the Grand Rapids Black Nurses Association and the Grand Rapids African American Health Initiative, we support the health and wellness of African American individuals throughout the Greater Grand Rapids area.


The Omega Scouts is organized by the men of the Iota Pi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. We focus on inner-city youths with programs that build character and encourage healthy living.


We are honored to award the Randall Burt Scholarship each year to an exemplary college-bound high school senior to aid them in the cost of their education. This scholarship is awarded annually at our Purple Carpet Scholarship Ball.


We are invested in our community and helping one another grow stronger as a leader and as a positive agent of change. We believe that we all have a responsibility to lead one another to become the best versions of ourselves.


Each year the Omega Uplift Foundation host events to raise money to support their efforts in uplifting the youth.

Purple Carpet Scholarship Ball

The Purple Carpet Scholarship Ball is a celebration to recognize students in the Grand Rapids area who have demonstrated a high level of academic success. During this event, we award the Randall Burt Scholarship to aid them in their pursuits of higher education. The event also serves to recognize the individuals in our community who have made impactful contributions.

Charles R. Drew Golf Outing

The Charles R. Drew Golf Outing is hosted each year to support scholarships given by the Omega Uplift Foundation. Join us for a day of excellent golfing, relaxation, and socialization to benefit the education of African American men and support physical and mental health wellness of youth within Greater Grand Rapids.

Make A Donation

Your generous gifts help us continue to benefit our community in the areas of wellness, education, mentorship, and more. Consider giving today.