Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand Award $2.3M in New Black Community Commitment Grants

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Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand Award $2.3M in New Black Community Commitment Grants​

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In celebration of Michael Jordan’s 60th birthday, Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand announce $2.3M in Community Grant awards to 48 grassroots organizations across the United States to help create more equitable futures for Black people.

The 2023 round of community grantees includes 43 new organizations, along with a re-investment in five organizations that were awarded grants in 2021, including 1Hood Media, Mortar Cincinnati, Love Now Media, Revolution Workshop, and Good Call NYC.

Inspired by the notion that movements to create systemic change have limitless potential at the local level, Jordan Community Grants, a program of the Black Community Commitment (a 10-year, $100M joint commitment between Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand), were first given in 2021 and awards one-year grants to organizations leading sustainable solutions in their cities.
“We believe that these community organizations aren’t just local changemakers, but that they are dreamers, makers of generational bonds, and neighborhood leaders with an authentic understanding of how together they can create transformative change,” says Craig Williams, Jordan Brand President.

In order to be eligible, grassroots 501(c)(3) organizations must have an operating budget of less than $3M and share a tie to one of the Black Community Commitment’s four key pillars: economic justice (to build generational wealth in Black communities); education (to help schools adapt curriculum, diversify staff and engage in educational reform efforts that prevent discrimination); narrative change (to increase awareness of the role race plays in our history to drive a deeper understanding of the consequences of racism in our everyday lives) and social justice (to build social and political capital within the Black community by investing in and advocating for policy reform.).

Learn more about the latest grantees.

America on Tech
Beyond Sports Foundation
Block Builderz
Built Oregon
The First 72+
Growing Home, Inc.
Institute of Intellectual Property and Social Justice
Reuben V. Anderson Center for Justice
Riverview West Florissant Housing Development Corporation
Turning Tables
Village of Love and Resistance

Beyond the Ball
Birmingham Education Foundation
CHAMPS Male Mentoring Program
Education Justice Alliance
Education Law Center
NewRoot Learning Institute
Profound Ladies
Requity Foundation
STEM to the Future
Village of Wisdom
Vocal Justice

Red Door Project
Community Action League
Community Literature Initiative
Day Eight
Diverso Coalition
Firehouse Community Arts Center of Chicago
Girl Be Heard Institute
Mentor Greater Milwaukee
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges
Public Narrative
The Vanguard Theater Company

Ad Hoc Group Against Crime
California Black Women’s Health Project
DC Justice Lab
Gailen and Cathy Reevers Center for Community Empowerment
Higher Heights Leadership Fund
I Be Black Girl
Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
One Love Global
YA-YA Network
Youth Sentencing Reentry Project
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