The T. Thomas Fortune Foundation was established as a nonprofit corporation to:
EDUCATE the public about the African American experience and about the impact of T. Thomas Fortune’s life and work as a journalist, author and civil rights activist;
ADVOCATE human rights and social justice broadly and in response to local, regional and national issues of the day;
PROMOTE better human relations and journalistic integrity among the upcoming generations of social justice advocates and truth tellers;
PRESERVE the National Historic Landmark and home of T. Thomas Fortune, as a Cultural Center to provide educational exhibits, research resources and programs, and as a gathering place for community engagement, organizing and celebration;
MAINTAIN the Cultural Center through fundraising, grant opportunities, gifts, community collaborations and partnerships to sustain its operation.