RACIAL EQUITY PROJECT FUND OF THE TRAIL BLAZERS FOUNDATION

We have shared our commitment to fighting racial injustices publicly with fans, staff, and partners, and now are moving toward action.

The first step is to collect and distribute critical financial investments to high-quality local and national nonprofit organizations that are working in this space. Therefore, the Trail Blazers Foundation has established the Racial Equity Project to support organizations advocating for racial equity and police reform.

Contributions from leadership, players, and employees have seeded this fund, and now we invite fans to donate. One hundred percent of your gift and all donations collected in this Fund will go to nonprofits working in this space, and your donation is tax-deductible. For more information please read the press release linked below and scroll down to read letter to Rip City outlining our commitment.

The following 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations have been chosen to receive the initial investment from the Trail Blazers Foundation’s Racial Equity Project.

Movement for Black Lives

A space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy under the fundamental idea that we can achieve more together than we can separately.

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NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)

America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice through litigation, advocacy and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.

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National Black Justice Coalition

The leading national Black LGBTQ/SGL civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS with a mission is to end racism, homophobia and LGBTQ/SGL bias and stigma through federal public policy.

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Beyond Black

A culturally specific Black community development corporation focusing on creating healthy communities and working on projects that socially, physically, economically and culturally benefit the black community in East Multnomah County.

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Word is Bond

A local nonprofit working to rewrite the narrative between Black men and law enforcement through leadership development, critical dialogue and education with a vision for every young Black man to have the leadership skills to make a positive difference in their life and community.

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Y.O.U.th

An organization with a mission to motivate, inspire, and empower youth, family and educators to dismantle the school to prison pipeline by challenging existing systems and structures through their program #BooksNotBarsOR in educational settings, parent engagement classNamees, events and raising awareness through a digital marketing campaign.

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Black Futures Lab

An organization that works with Black people to transform communities, build Black political power and change the way that power operates—locally, statewide and nationally with a mission to engage Black voters year-round; use its political strength to stop corporate influences from creeping into progressive policies and combine technology and traditional organizing methods to reach Black people anywhere and everywhere.

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Movement for Black Lives

A space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy under the fundamental idea that we can achieve more together than we can separately.

Learn More

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)

America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice through litigation, advocacy and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.

Learn More

National Black Justice Coalition

The leading national Black LGBTQ/SGL civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS with a mission is to end racism, homophobia and LGBTQ/SGL bias and stigma through federal public policy.

Learn More

Beyond Black

A culturally specific Black community development corporation focusing on creating healthy communities and working on projects that socially, physically, economically and culturally benefit the black community in East Multnomah County.

Learn More

Word is Bond

A local nonprofit working to rewrite the narrative between Black men and law enforcement through leadership development, critical dialogue and education with a vision for every young Black man to have the leadership skills to make a positive difference in their life and community.

Learn More

Y.O.U.th

An organization with a mission to motivate, inspire, and empower youth, family and educators to dismantle the school to prison pipeline by challenging existing systems and structures through their program #BooksNotBarsOR in educational settings, parent engagement classNamees, events and raising awareness through a digital marketing campaign.

Learn More

Rip City,

Over the past few months, vestiges of our country’s entrenched racial injustice, racial inequities and racism have culminated in the eruption of pain, grief and fatigue that we have seen across this country. Latent contributors to this eruption have been silent, turned a blind eye and are being complacent.

We will not remain silent. We will never turn a blind eye. We refuse to be complacent.

Corporate citizenship refers to a company’s responsibilities to society. The goal is to produce higher standards of living and quality of life for the communities they are part of.

We take very seriously our responsibility to leverage our position, platform, resources and influence to create the safe, secure quality of life we all deserve. We are committed to doing all we can to move us toward a more just and equitable society. Our commitment begins here.

  • Continue to strengthen and structure our organization to combat institutional and systemic racism within our company and the sports sector
  • Amplify and augment voices in our company and community that are leading racial justice work
  • Financially invest in community-based nonprofit organizations that have been leading racial justice work
  • Encourage our fans and supporters to use their own voices for positive change in their communities

Rip City, we are all in this together.

JODY ALLEN, BERT KOLDE, CHRIS McGOWAN, NEIL OLSHEY, COACH TERRY STOTTS

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