Poehler has dedicated her time and talents to supporting women and children anywhere and everywhere. Two shining examples of Poehler's involvement in charitable causes are the Worldwide Orphans Foundation and Amy Poehler's Smart Girls.
For the former, Poehler has traveled on mission trips and participated in awareness-raising events as part of an effort to protect and bring vulnerable children, including orphans, to safety.
Her own foundation is focused on "helping young people cultivate their authentic selves. We emphasize intelligence and imagination over 'fitting in.' We celebrate curiosity over gossip. We are a place where people can truly be their weird and wonderful selves. We are funny first, and informative second, hosting the party you want to attend."