February 16, 2022

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

NBA All-Star Jrue Holiday and his wife, who is two-time Olympic gold medalist, Lauren Holiday, are on an admirable mission to help more Black-owned businesses and Black-led nonprofits.

In this third round of grant funding, the athletic superstar couple will continue Jrue’s 2019-2020 season commitment where he pledged to donate a portion of his salary to the couple’s organization.

Grants will be provided to organizations and small businesses that are located in the Greater Milwaukee, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles areas with priority given to those with a focus on social impact and creating a more equitable landscape for underserved communities.

“The grantees in the JLH Social Impact Fund are immediately welcomed into this larger ecosystem, this community of support that we’ve built,” said the founder of The Kinship Advisors and manager of the JLH Social Impact Fund, Alexys Feaster.

“Beyond the funding and mentorship, we have intentional partners and organizations that recognize our 360-degree model of providing funds, programming, and services. Major brands are now looking to us, a leader in this space, to collaborate with and build stronger communities focused on economic development.”

Along with the announcement of the third round, the JLH Fund has announced a new partnership with both Motorola and Lenovo. The Lenovo Foundation has donated $50,000 and Motorola will contribute in the form of 300 Moto G Stylus phones “to help JLH Fund grantees incentivize their crowdfunding campaigns and implement a ‘pay it forward initiative.”

“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.

“Our commitment to doing our part only grows stronger after seeing the life-changing impact the JLH Fund has on people’s lives.”

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Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.