NEW YORK – The NFL renewed 21 national grants in the “Inspire Change,” social justice initiative. They are worth $6.5 Million.
Wednesday was the official announcement of the league's renewals. This brings the NFL's contribution to national grant partners to over $244 million since 2017.To support social justice.
Anna Isaacson, senior vice president of social responsibility at the NFL, stated that “the greater societal needs these organizations serve are the core tenets behind Inspire Change”, and that their meaningful work is measurable and continue to inspire them in the NFL's ongoing quest for social justice.”
A 10-member player-owner social justice working group, made up of former players and team owners approved 21 grant renewals. Additionally, $480,000 was approved by the working group to provide additional funding to NFL teams in order to support local nonprofits that work to eradicate the barriers to technology and internet access.
These 21 non-profit organizations focus on education, economic progress, police-community relations, and criminal justice reform. These groups received renewals:
Alabama Appleseed, Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), the Association for Enterprise Opportunity's Resili Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Breakthrough Miami, the Center for Policing Equity, City Year, Community Justice Exchange, Covenant House, Just City, Ladies of Hope Ministries, MENTOR, Metropolitan Family Services, the National Urban League, the Oregon Justice Resource Center, Operation HOPE, Per Scholas, Texas Appleseed, the U.S. Dream Academy, the Vera Institute of Justice.