Nike’s commitment to give back and uplift the Black community through its $140 million commitment announced back in June 2020 is now going across the pond and the Black Community Commitment London is the first extension of Nike’s Black Community Commitment in North America.
London was selected as it’s a major global city and shares a rich history and legacy with Nike. 15 grantees were chosen with grants ranging from £5,000 to £20,000 were given to London nonprofit organizations that support work related to sport equity, education, mentorship, mental health, and more.
“As a London team, we are committed to serving our Black communities both internally and externally, which is why it was important for our Nike employees to be involved in this journey from the very beginning,” says Sarah Hannah, VP, Nike London. “I know I speak on behalf of all our London employees when I say that we are proud to be supporting these organizations in driving the necessary work they deliver daily to support our Black communities in London.”
Here’s a list of the Inagural Nike Black Community Commitment London grantees. A detailed look into each grantee can be seen here.
Ballet Black, Baytree Centre, Black Minds Matter UK, Black Trans Foundation, Caramel Rock, Dwayne Simpson Foundation CIC, Elimu International Ltd, Power2, Project 4 Youth Empowerment CIC, RESET MH, S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys CIC, Talawa Theatre Company, The 100 Black Men of London, Theatre Peckham, Young Steps Ltd