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.
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.