KITS Awarded Social Impact Grant and Training for Black-Led Organizations
In July of 2020, New Orleans Pelicans player, Jrue Holiday, and his wife Lauren pledged the remainder of Jrue’s 2020 NBA salary as a progressive step toward combating systemic racism and socioeconomic inequality that continues to prevent Black communities from upward mobility.
The fund was designed to address the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on the Black community and businesses, and equally as devastating, the murders of George Floyd and many other unarmed Black people. The founders’ goal was to combat an overwhelming feeling of helplessness.
In continuation of that effort, Kids In The Spotlight (KITS) has been selected as a 2022 JLH Social Impact Fund grantee. An award of $10,000 plus inclusion in a training cohort of 20 other Black-led organizations supports KITS’ mission to help Los Angeles foster youth heal and grow from trauma through the power of storytelling and filmmaking.
The grantee cohort meets weekly to provide mutual aid and participate in capacity-building training from branding and marketing to storytelling and fundraising. Thanks to support from the JLH Fund Social Impact Fund, KITS will make great strides toward accomplishing its goals.
The Holidays say, "We look at all JLH Social Impact Fund recipients as part of our extended family and look to our community as a whole to join us in supporting the businesses and nonprofits who need us the most." KITS is honored to join the JLH Fund family.
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