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2022-2024 Social Justice Grant


2024-2026 Social Justice Grant

In 2022, the San Francisco 49ers committed $5 million in grants over the next 10 years to local and national social justice organizations working to create societal change in the Bay Area. This grant initiative extends the $1 million awarded by the team to 10 social justice organizations in September 2020 that resulted in measurable positive change for individuals in the Bay Area and throughout California.

The impact from grant funding saw 49ers-backed social justice organizations block more than a dozen bills that would have increased mass incarceration and reversed key criminal justice reforms, reduced the statewide inmate total by 22,000 to the lowest number in three decades, and supported over 25 Black male teaching fellows between San Francisco and Oakland. The grants from the 49ers have also provided food and essential supplies to 15,000 individuals; distributed temporary housing assistance to 285 families; gave Economic Empowerment coaching to 805 individuals; and provided mental health services for 485 individuals, through workshops and webinars.

We invite national and local Bay Area nonprofit organizations who are making change to improve racial equity, with a focus on the Black community, in these three key areas to apply for grant funding: (1) improving community-police relations, (2) criminal justice reform, and (3) education and economic advancement. Applications for the 2024-2026 grant cycle are due on Friday, March 29, 2024.

Social Justice Grantees

49ers Social Justice Initiatives

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