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Kraft Family/Patriots Player Collaborative Fund

Established by the Kraft Family in June 2020 and funded with $1 million, the Kraft Family/Patriots Player Collaborative Fund distributed the funds in $100,000 monthly donations towards issues of race and equity in our region.

The first $100,000 donation from this fund was made to Boston Uncornered in June 2020, at an event honoring Patriots captain Devin McCourty.

July's donation went to Greater Boston Legal Services to fund an advocate at GBLS who will provide direct support to over 100 families facing eviction.

The August donation to Tech Goes Home (TGH) will give more than 680 families across Greater Boston a full year of free broadband Internet. This high-speed Internet access will allow students to participate in online learning, and homes with service will also be able to meet other critical needs, like applying for jobs and accessing telehealth resources.

September's donation to the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute (LDBPI) will support the general work of the nonprofit which the serves the families of homicide victims and also trains public health professionals, law enforcement officials and religious leaders in best practices for interrupting cycles of retaliatory violence.

In New England, the Rian Immigrant Center has been a leading resource for immigrants and refugees from more than 126 countries by providing critical legal, educational and support services. The October donation will be used to help Rian expand their programming and capacity to provide assistance to additional families.

Since 1976, Amos House has been a staple of the Rhode Island nonprofit community, serving the homeless, unemployed, and those who are living in poverty. The November donation will be used to support additional full time staff and to provide updates to, and supplies for, the Mother-Child Reunification Program House.

For the month of December, our valued partner, Gillette, provided a matching $100,000 grant from its "The Best Men Can Be" Fund, enabling the Kraft Family/Patriots Player Collaborative Fund to make $100,000 donations to two organizations focused on character development and family skills for men of all ages seeking to achieve their personal best. The two December recipients were Becoming A Man (BAM) and Fathers’ UpLift.

As the first YWCA in the nation, YW Boston has a history of leadership in the elimination of racism and empowerment of women. The January donation will support YW's work, through InclusionBoston, with youth- and community-serving non-profits to help them create more inclusive internal cultures.

Established in 2016, Hack.Diversity partners with employers in Boston's innovation industry to not only increase the representation of Black and Latinx technologists in the field, but also evolve employers' organizational behaviors and practices to support retention and promotion of that talent. The February donation will be used for general operational purposes.

Build A Life That Works seeks to inspire women to pursue a career in the building trades as a viable path to high wage employment, excellent benefits and a better future. Since the launch of BALTW, the representation of tradeswomen in union construction apprenticeship in Massachusetts has increased from 5% to 10%. The March donation will be used for general operational purposes.