The NFL’s Inspire Change program is well on its way to its 10-year goal of contributing $250 million to social justice-focused organizations.
The initiative and the Players Coalition have contributed $180 million to date. The league added four new partner organizations on Thursday, bringing the total to 37.
- In 2017, Inspire Change committed to donate $250 million to organizations focused on education, economic advancement, police-community relations, and criminal justice reform.
- Potential donation recipients are evaluated by a committee led by a mix of current and former players and team owners.
- Inspire Change had reportedly committed over $95 million to various causes as of early January 2021.
A Wearable Message
The NFL is also offering knit caps with the message “Justice, Opportunity, Equity, Freedom” to players, coaches, and team personnel during weeks 17 and 18 of the regular season.
The caps will be for sale through New Era, the league’s online shop, and Fanatics, with all proceeds going to Inspire Change partners.