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STEM NOLA Awarded Grant By NBA Foundation To Support Black Students From Low-Income Communities

The NBA Foundation is keeping the holiday spirit alive through a $300 million commitment. Part of the financial relief will be going to better the lives of children in New Orleans, LA.

Dec 27, 2022

All Star Code Is On A Mission To Provide Over 100,000 Young Black Men With The Skills & Resources Needed To Thrive In Tech

All Star Code (better known as ASC) is building the next generation of Black leaders. It’s an organization that provides young, intelligent, driven men of color with the access that they need within the computer science field. In so doing, it builds the Black excellence that lives within them. As a non-profit computer science organization, ASC continues to build economic opportunity that in turn empowers Black and Latino young men with the skills, networks, and mindsets needed to create their own destinies within the world of technology. “We envision a country where all young men of color have the access to the tools of success, where the ability to thrive is available to all who are willing to dare greatly,” said Danny Rojas, Executive Director of All Star Code, in an exclusive interview with AfroTech. “Our mission is to create economic opportunity by developing a new generation of boys and young men of color with an entrepreneurial mindset who have the tools they need to succeed...

Oct 1, 2021

NBA Foundation Distributes $6M In Grants To Create Future Opportunities For Black Youth

The NBA Foundation is working to make impactful strides in the social justice sector for its inaugural year. Just one year after the Milwaukee Bucks held a strike following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the NBA has demonstrated a better understanding of what it means to invest in social-justice-driven philanthropy. In doing so, it’s putting its money where it’s needed most to uplift the next generation of Black leaders. According to an announcement from the NBA, the league’s newly-created foundation celebrated its one-year anniversary last week by distributing $6 million to 22 different organizations who aim to “create employment opportunities, further career advancement and drive economic empowerment for Black youth.” These grant recipients — including Black Girl Ventures — were a part of the foundation’s third round of grant funding to be given out in its first year. As part of its one-year anniversary, the NBA Foundation announced 22 new grants totaling $6 million today to...

Aug 9, 2021

NBA Distributes Second Round of $3M Grants to Create Career Opportunities in Black Communities

The NBA Foundation has announced a second round to distribute funds from its $3 million grant program to help generate more career and employment opportunities in Black communities as well as use its influence to drive economic empowerment. “The grants will enhance and build upon the important work of these national and local organizations that align with the NBA Foundation’s mission to provide skills training, mentorship, coaching and pipeline development for high school, college-aged, job-ready and mid-career individuals in Black communities across the United States and Canada,” the league told CNBC. According to an announcement from the NBA, nine organizations have been selected to join the foundation’s second grant round — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, Braven, Center for Leadership Development, City Year, CodeCrew, The Collective Blueprint, NAF, New Heights Youth and Road to Hire. Following the high-profile murders of individuals like George Floyd last year, teams from...

Apr 6, 2021

Atlanta Hawks, Ressler Gertz Family Foundation Commit $40M to Black Entrepreneurs & Expanding Atlanta Community

According to the NBA , the Ressler Gertz Family Foundation and the Atlanta Hawks have teamed up to invest $40 million in Atlanta. To commemorate five years of ownership, the Ressler Gertz Family Foundation made a $5 million commitment to support growth for the nation’s largest hub for Black entrepreneurs — The Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE).   View this post on Instagram   The Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative is giving another round of $5,000 to $15,000 grants to combat risks and offer financial stability to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be awarded to qualifying Black-owned businesses to cover employee salaries, rent, supplier expenses, and technical assistance for up to 3 months. Learn more about the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund and apply by November 4th via the link in our bio. A post shared by The Russell Center (RCIE) (@rcieatlanta) on Nov 2, 2020 at 11:42am PST Hawks...

Nov 5, 2020