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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