On June 5th, Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand announced they would donate $100 million to fight against racial inequality over the next 10 years.
Joint Statement from Michael Jordan & Jordan Brand regarding $100m donation. pic.twitter.com/yYXWh5eBZl
— Estee Portnoy (@esteep) June 5, 2020
Now, a little under two months later, Jordan has shared more details on exactly where the money will go. According to a recent press release, the donations will apply to three areas: Social Justice, Economic Justice, and Education and Awareness. The first set of donations can be found within the first category and each is given to an organization that focuses heavily on combating black voter suppression.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People and Families Movement will each receive $1 million, while the Black Voters Matter group will get $500,000.
“There is a long history of oppression against Black Americans that holds us back from full participation in American society,” Jordan said in a statement. “We understand that one of the main ways we can change systemic racism is at the polls. We know it will take time for us to create the change we want to see, but we are working quickly to take action for the Black community’s voice to be heard.”
To learn more about the organizations involved and Jordan’s plans moving forward, check out the release on Nike’s website.