Compton, CA–New Orleans Basketball Player Jrue Holiday and his wife have announced the first round of winners of their JLH Social Justice Fund. Holiday has pledged to donate the rest of his 2020 NBA salary to Black owned businesses, as a way to help combat the economic inequalities that continue to block Black families from upward mobility.
Black-owned businesses, Black non-profits, programs and institutions of higher learning in the New Orleans, Indianapolis and Los Angeles area were also among the grant recipients.
“It is our hope that we can rally others behind our work and do more through this Fund. The fund is a 3-year commitment, and will begin taking new applications in early 2021. My wife and I would like to thank all of you for your support! This is only the beginning,” Holiday wrote in an instagram post this week.
Los Angeles Area Black-owned Business Grant Recipients
LEAGUEB, Swish Cultures, Boulevard Barber Shop, Compton Vegan, Bridging the Gap, Naturally Boundless , Pucker Up Lemonade, The Variety Group, Compton Apparel, Alma’s Cookies.
Los Angeles Black Non-Profit Grant Recipients
STEM To The Future, Transitions 2 Success, Chloe & Maud Foundation, Los Angeles Urban League, BTI College Prep Club, 5-Eleven Hoops.
If you are interested in making a donation, or are an organization/business interested in applying for the JLH Fund grant, you can sign up to receive newsletters, updates or make donations at www.jlhfund.org/ and follow JLH Fund on instagram @jlhfund.