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NEP PLAYER SOCIAL JUSTICE FUND

During the 2018 season, Patriots players started a social justice fund to collectively provide support for organizations focused on social justice and racial equality, including in the areas of education, economic development, police relations and criminal justice. The fund is renewed and funded each season by players and matched – up to $250,000 – by ownership. Through this fund, since January 2019, Patriots players have donated $900,000 to local organizations doing great, impactful and challenging work in our region. In addition to the large grants, the players have retained a "slush fund" to react quickly to immediate needs.

2018 season grant recipients:

  • UTEC
  • Minds Matter
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • United South End Settlements
  • Codman Square Community Health Center

2019 grant recipients:

  • Commonwealth Kitchen
  • Boston Healthcare for the Homeless
  • We Belong
  • ROCA
  • Boston Uncornered