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This Black-Owned Bread Company Says A Grant From Jrue And Lauren Holiday’s Fund Kept It Afloat After Hurricane Ida's Destruction

For nearly three years, basketball star Jrue Holiday, and his wife, Lauren, have been consistently pouring into Black entrepreneurs.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 22, 2023

Lauren And Jrue Holiday's JLH Fund Is Back To Equip Black-Owned Businesses With $1M In Funding

Jrue and Lauren Holiday have announced the third round of funding for Black-owned businesses that totals $1 million in a press release. It is a continuation of NBA Champion Jrue Holiday’s pledge during the 2019-2020 season to donate a portion of his salary to the JLH Social Impact Fund. As previously reported by AfroTech, the JLH Social Impact Fund was created by the couple to serve as support for underrepresented communities not only through monetary resources but mentorship and other services that are needed to scale a business. “We are so excited to announce our third round of grant funding to these very deserving Black-owned businesses and nonprofits, who are helping their communities thrive,” said Jrue and Lauren Holiday in a statement. “Every year we grow our extended JLH family with the hope of shining a light on the need, but also to be an example of how real change occurs when you invest directly in the communities and the people who are underserved.”

Shanique Yates

Jun 2, 2022