Michael Jordan’s been flexin’ his philanthropic muscle these days and it’s only just beginning.
The basketball icon has pledged to give $100 million over 10 years to Black community projects that fight systematic racism, provide education and economic justice.
Kicking off that pledge is $1 million community grants giveaway to grassroots orgs committed to “creating more equitable futures for Black Americans.”
The Jordan Brand has opened up the application process for the grant and it will end on April 30, 2021.
All 501(c)(3) orgs that are US based with an aim to improve Black peoples lives related to economics, social justice and social awareness.
Oh, and have an annual budget of $3 million or less are motivated to apply.
“Since announcing our commitment to the Black community in June of 2020, we’ve been focused on two things — action and impact,” explains Craig Williams, President of Jordan Brand. “I’m excited about the impact these grants will have in local communities. We know that when we create positive change for the Black community, it benefits everyone.”
To get a taste of what Michael Jordan and Jordan Brands are looking for, last year between $500,000 to $1 million was donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the Formerly Incarcerated Convicted People & Families Movement (FICPFM) and Black Voters Matter.
Tough acts to follow. But I know more goodness is coming to help us overcome.
If you or your org is that goodness click here to apply for the grant.