Assists are coming to organizations across the country from the NBA Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization established and initially funded by all 30 NBA teams. According to their website, nbafoundation.nba.com, "the Foundation is focused on driving economic opportunity and empowerment in the Black community." This month the foundation dished out its fourth round of grants. This distribution included 38 grants totaling $11 million dollars. One of those grants ended up at a small college just down the Taconic Parkway from the Capital Region.

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The website revealed that the 'Brothers at Bard' has been named as one of 38 recipients in the NBA Foundation’s announcement to help "create employment opportunities, further career advancement, and drive greater economic empowerment for Black youth."

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According to an article on the subject from dailyfreeman.com "The recipients were selected as part of the NBA Foundation’s fourth grant round during the league’s Season of Giving, a five-week celebration during the holiday season when the NBA gives back by supporting and uplifting youth, families, and organizations across the country. Created in August 2020 with a 10-year, $300 million commitment by the 30 NBA team governors, the NBA Foundation is the league’s first-ever charitable foundation."

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According to the dailyfreeman.com "The national Brothers@ is a dual-beneficiary high-school retention and college persistence organization with the mission of improving the academic and social-emotional outcomes of young men of color in both secondary and post-secondary education. The NBA grant will support Brothers@ in its New York State expansion efforts and the launch of their consortium."

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The grants will help enhance the work of these national and local organizations in alignment with the “NBA Foundation’s mission to provide skills training, mentorship, coaching and pipeline development for high school, college-aged, job-ready and mid-career individuals, focusing in team markets throughout the United States and Canada,” the article said. This is another terrific example of the fine leadership in the NBA today.

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