NBA Basis awards $ 6 million in grants to 22 recipients
Named as part of the NBA Foundation’s third round of scholarships to mark its one-year anniversary, the fellows will continue the foundation’s efforts to narrow the racial wealth gap in the United States
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August 9, 2021 2 min reading time
This story originally appeared on Black Enterprise
The National Basketball Association Foundation will serve 22 organizations worth $ 6 million.
Named as part of the NBA Foundation’s third round of scholarships to mark its one-year anniversary on August 6, 2020, the fellows will continue the foundation’s efforts to narrow the racial wealth gap in the United States
In the first year, the NBA Foundation awarded 40 grants totaling $ 11 million to nonprofits.
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The scholarships have helped empower national and local organizations in line with the NBA Foundation’s mission to provide skill training, mentoring, coaching, and job pipeline development for high school, college, and mid-career individuals in communities across the United States and America Canada offer.
“We’re excited to celebrate our one-year anniversary by awarding new fellowships to 22 deserving organizations that advance their efforts and our shared mission to create short and long-term opportunities for black young people,” said Greg Taylor, NBA Foundation executive director . “The commitment shown by NBA players, teams and governors in our inaugural year has been inspiring and we look forward to deepening our efforts and working in the years to come with the intention of bringing more youth to more cities achieve and ultimately contribute to the racial prosperity gap. “
Scholarship recipients include New Door Ventures, The Center for Teen Empowerment, All Star Code, Educational Opportunity Sponsors, Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation, Just the Beginning, and the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan.
The NBA, its teams, and its players have made significant charitable contributions to black causes over the past year. All-Star Point Guard Russell Westbrook teamed up with Hennessy earlier this summer to help BIPOC communities. The NBA Player’s Union renovated Harlem’s famous Rucker Park and the NBA also announced the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Award, which Carmelo Anthony won last season.
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