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NBPA Foundation Deepens Its Support for Players in 2020

The NBPA Foundation Provided $3.2 Million in Matching
Player Grants during the 2020 Calendar Year

New York, NY – WEBWIRE

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation is pleased to announce $3.2 million in matching player grants during the 2020 calendar year. During this time period, the NBPA Foundation partnered with 137 current and former players to match their charitable giving and philanthropy while responding to the severe implications of COVID-19 across the world. 

The matching player grants were distributed throughout the calendar year of 2020 to 127 unique organizations and initiatives spanning a broad range of areas including but not limited to:

  • Social Justice 

  • Civic Engagement and Voter Turnout

  • Hunger and Food Security 

  • High School and College Academic Scholarships

  • Access to Sports and Improving Physical Play Spaces 

  • Global Natural Disaster Relief (Australia and Croatia)

  • Support for Remote Learning Programs and Resource Allocation amid the Coronavirus Pandemic  

  • Supporting Frontline Healthcare Workers and providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

“Our players have always been vocal leaders in their communities and it was great to see so many guys mobilize on the philanthropic level and respond to the unique challenges that we saw over the last year.” - Sherrie Deans, Executive Director of the NBPA Foundation

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About the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation:

Established in 1997, the National Basketball Players Association Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of its members and providing support and assistance to persons, communities and organizations throughout the world that seek to improve the lives of those in need. Through grants that match players’ philanthropy and charitable giving, the Foundation highlights and accelerates the real and collaborative work that basketball players do worldwide to build their communities and create meaningful change.

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