Jrue and Lauren Holiday to Provide $1 Million in Grants for Black-Led Nonprofits and Black-Owned Businesses

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Jrue Holiday and two-time Olympic soccer medalist Lauren Holiday have announced they’re opening the second round of applications for the Jrue and Lauren Holiday Social Impact Fund.

The fund is intended to give Black-led nonprofits and Black-owned businesses up to $1 million in grants. In a press release, the fund stated that it will be focusing on the Greater Milwaukee, New Orleans, Indianapolis and Los Angeles areas, with additional consideration given to organizations focused on social impact.

“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 of George Floyd and many other unarmed Black people — resulting in an overwhelming feeling of helplessness,” the Holidays said in their release. “We are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to help people through the JLH Fund and will continue to do this work and make the greatest impact possible.”

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SOURCE: ESPN