Pronounced Ah-Nee-Kah: Hebrew for Grace and Favor.
Arabic: Very Unique
Hebrew: Grace, Favor
Yoruba: Precious Gift
Sanskrit: Graceful, Brilliance, Sweet-faced, Collection
The ANIKA Foundation was established in 2008. Our mission is to promote health equity, civic engagement and economic empowerment. We serve as a catalyst for change, dedicated to improving the quality of life in underrepresented communities.
To energize our communities by affirming and restoring individual citizens, fostering cultural understanding and humanity through equitable engagement with our stakeholders and community partners... with grace.
Anika Robbins Executive Director
Anika is the founder of the Anika Foundation. She has dedicated her life to family, business and community service. A successful entrepreneur, she is the Creator of ANIKA International Cosmetics and owns ANIKA & Friends, an event management & marketing agency. She serves as a Civil Rights Commissioner for the City of Minneapolis and currently serves as Chair of the Cultural Engagement Complete Count Committee for the State of Minnesota, and a member of the Our Census MN Co-Creation Table. She also serves as Secretary of the Black Civic Network.
OUR MAIN FOCUS