Kareem Jackson Foundation Awarded Social Justice Grant by NFL Foundation
Posted By:  Austin Alley
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

On Monday, the Kareem Jackson Foundation was awarded a $5,000 grant from the NFL Foundation as part of the NFL’s initiative to help players get more involved in social causes within their community. The grant funding will support the Kareem Jackson Foundation’s outreach programs directed toward low-income youth in Houston who are battling pediatric cancer.
Jackson, fresh off of his selection as the NFLPA’s Week 8 Community MVP, has been extremely active in the community over the past several months. During the summer, Jackson held his inaugural Christmas in July program, where he visited pediatric cancer patients at Texas Children’s Hospital. He also launched his Pretty in Pink program in honor of women who have battled breast cancer and held his second annual Dinner for a Difference fundraising event. The grant will allow Jackson and his Foundation to continue impacting the lives of children with cancer through once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
The NFL Foundation’s Social Justice Grant program provides grant funding to nonprofit organizations whose missions are focused around social justice causes and have been financially supported by an NFL Player. According to the NFL Foundation’s website, the grants are designed to reduce barriers to opportunity through a focus on education, criminal justice reform, poverty, racial equality, and many other causes.
Many of these children who have benefitted from Jackson’s outreach live in inner-city communities, where resources and opportunities are limited. The NFL Foundation’s Social Justice grant will ensure that Jackson continues to play a major role in improving these patients’ quality of life.


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