Warriors Award $1.25 Million in Grants to 51 Local Organizations
Funds Target Educational Equity in Alameda and San Francisco Counties
The Golden State Warriors announced today $1.25 million in grants to 51 organizations working to improve educational equity in Alameda and San Francisco Counties, including flagship grants to Oakland Unified School District and San Francisco Unified School District.
Since its founding in 2012, the Warriors Community Foundation has delivered $6.7 in impact to support education and youth development in the Bay Area.
“As the Bay’s Team, supporting the community we live and play in is one of our highest priorities,” said Warriors Owner and CEO Joe Lacob. “We are committed to helping close the achievement gap for disadvantaged youth in the Bay Area.”
At halftime during tonight’s game against the Trailblazers, Warriors Community Foundation President of the Board Nicole Curran and Warriors Community Foundation Executive Director Jose Gordon will present a ceremonial check to Oakland Public Education Fund Executive Director Brian Stanley and San Francisco Unified School District Deputy Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero.
The grants will support a range of programs and organizations, including investments in early childhood development, elementary literacy, middle schools, STEM, and college access and persistence.
“Social responsibility is a hallmark of good business and an integral part of our culture,” said Warriors Community Foundation Executive Director Jose Gordon. “By supporting efforts to improve access and opportunity for underserved students, we believe we can do our part to make a difference.”
In total, grants will be made to 23 organizations that operate in Alameda County, 18 that serve San Francisco County, and 10 that offer programming in both areas. For detailed information on the grantees, see warriors.com/2016grants. To learn more about the Warriors Community Foundation, please visit warriors.org.