Feb 23, 2021
Black Lives Matter Foundation Took In Over $90 Million Last Year
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The Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization recently shared that they received more than $90 million last year, according to a screenshot of their finances that they shared with the Associated Press (AP).
In the financial statement from BLM, which is largely known for advocating and raising awareness about the importance of Black lives, the organization explains that donations from people averaged at around $30.76, with ten percent of their donations being recurring, the AP reported.
While the organization did not share the names of people who donated last year, this marks the first time in the organization’s eight-year existence that they have publicly shared details about their finances, according to the AP.
BLM drew national coverage last year with their massive protests in response to the death of George Floyd in May 2020. Floyd was a black man who was killed after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
A financial snapshot shared exclusively with @AP shows the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation took in just over $90 million in 2020. The group hopes to be known for more than just protests. They want to see Black communities thriving. https://t.co/9FfNzvHq7W
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 23, 2021
The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is now focusing its efforts on building its organization instead of being known only for protests regarding the deaths of Black Americans, the AP reported.
“We want to uplift Black joy and liberation, not just Black death. We want to see Black communities thriving, not just surviving,” an impact report read, according to the AP. (RELATED: REPORT: Black Lives Matter Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize)
The foundation, which ended last year with nearly $60 million even after spending half of its assets, stated that $21.7 million went toward funding for official and unofficial BLM chapters, according to the AP.
In 2021, the foundation wants to put more emphasis on economic justice, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Black American communities, the AP reported.
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Jaguars, Colts, Titans Team Up With $100,000 Donation To Help Texas Residents Affected By Winter Storm
AFC South Teams, Jaguars, Colts and Titans have teamed up with a $100,000 donation to help the Houston team and Texas residents affected by the winter storm.
“We are joining the AFC South in a joint donation of $100,000 to the Houston/Harris County 2021 Winter Storm Relief Fund,” a tweet from the Jacksonville team read Wednesday about helping those hit by the storm. (RELATED: Beyonce’s Foundation Teams Up With Adidas To Offer Financial Assistance To Those In Texas Affected By Winter Storm)
“In addition, the @NFLFoundation is matching it,” it added, along with a link to a longer piece about the donation and where people can donate. (RELATED: Houston Furniture Store Opens Its Doors For Shelter After Deadly Winter Storm)
We are joining the AFC South in a joint donation of $100,000 to the Houston/Harris County 2021 Winter Storm Relief Fund. In addition, the @NFLFoundation is matching it.
You can donate too at https://t.co/wk3bWAlIgq
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) February 24, 2021
“Houston has endured some difficult times recently, but it always bounces back, and I am confident that will be the case again,” Jaguars Owner Shad Khan shared. “In the meantime, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the NFL Foundation and our fellow AFC South teams are here to help. Everyone in Jacksonville is a Houston fan today as we get through this together.”
“While we regularly square off against our division rivals on Sundays in the fall, some things are bigger than football, and now is one of those times,” Colts owner and CEO Jim Irsay shared. “The Colts are happy and proud to join with the Jaguars and Titans organizations as well as the NFL Foundation to assist our NFL family in Houston that is facing enormous challenges right now.”
“As our community continues to recover from the devastating events of last week, we are grateful for the support from our AFC South family as well as the NFL Foundation,” Houston Texans Chairman and CEO Cal McNair continued. “I am very proud that our division and the NFL consistently act as one team with one mission – take care of each other. This is part of who we are.”
The NFL teams and league become the latest to step up and help out the state after the surprise storm shut down roadways, access to food and water, and cut off electricity to millions.