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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.

Dec 22, 2023

Jrue Holiday Among Victims Allegedly Defrauded Out Of Over $13M Thanks To An Ex-Financial Advisor

Jrue Holiday and former NBA players were targets of a fraud scheme involving around $13 million .

Mar 24, 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.”

Jun 2, 2022

NBA Star Jrue Holiday And Olympian Lauren Holiday To Provide $1M In Grants To Black-Owned Businesses

When the family is made up of champions, it is only right that the winning spirit continues by giving back to the community! Jrue and Lauren Holiday have impacted the world through sports. Whether it be as an NBA champion or an Olympic gold medalist, this dynamic duo just naturally has what it takes to leave a mark, but it’s what they’re doing with that status to give back that is even more legendary. Today, the couple has announced that they will provide up to $1 million to Black-owned businesses and nonprofits through the Jrue and Lauren Social Impact Fund. “In an effort to assist marginalized and underrepresented communities with the funding, mentorship and resources needed to survive; we saw then and continue to witness the immediate ways small business owners and community change agents need to be supported,” said Jrue and Lauren Holiday in an official press release shared with AfroTech. “Our commitment to doing our part only grows stronger after seeing the life changing impact...

Feb 15, 2022

Jrue Holiday And His Wife Announce Second Round Of $1M Social Impact Fund For Black Businesses

Last year, then New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday pledged the remainder of his NBA 2019-2020 salary ($5.3 million) toward his newly-established Social Justice Impact Fund. According to Bleacher Report, the Milwaukee Bucks player is following up on that progress to announce the second round of applications distributing up to $1 million in grants to Black-led nonprofits and Black-owned businesses in select U.S. cities. A press release reports that this time around the focus of the grants from the Jrue and Lauren Holiday Fund (JLH Fund) will be allocated to the Greater Milwaukee, New Orleans, Indianapolis and Los Angeles areas, primarily catering to organizations that focus on having a social impact and creating a more equitable future for marginalized communities. “When we first decided to start this fund, it was at an inflection point of two pandemics – the disproportionate effects that COVID-19 had on the Black community and businesses, and equally as devastating, the murders...

May 18, 2021

NBA Star Jrue Holiday Pledges Remaining Salary to Social Justice Fund

The social justice initiatives keep rolling in, and now athletes are stepping into the mix to help fight against systemic racism. New Orleans Pelicans star Jrue Holiday has generously pledged his remaining NBA 2019-2020 salary toward social justice funds and initiatives, BET reports . In collaboration with his wife and former U.S. women’s soccer team player Lauren Holiday, the two have formed the Jrue and Lauren Holiday Social Justice Impact Fund . View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jrue Holiday (@jrue_holiday11) “I have pledged the remainder of my 2020 NBA salary as a progressive step toward combating systemic racism as well as social and economic inequality that continues to prevent Black communities from upward mobility,” Holiday wrote in his post. According to his post, the philanthropic fund will assist “Black-led nonprofits, programs and institutions of higher learning” in New Orleans, as well as the Los Angeles area and Indianapolis, where Jrue and Lauren are...

Jul 20, 2020