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Emmanuel Sanders Foundation Awarded Social Justice Grant by NFL Foundation
Posted By:  Austin Alley
Saturday, December 8, 2018

On Friday, the Emmanuel Sanders Foundation was awarded a $5,000 grant from the NFL Foundation as part of the NFL’s initiative to help players get more involved in social causes within their community. The grant funding will support the Emmanuel Sanders Foundation’s mission to provide financially disadvantaged children with resources and support to reach their full potential.
Sanders, who won the Broncos’ Community Ambassador Award in 2017, has been active in the Denver community since his arrival in 2014. In April, Sanders unveiled his inaugural Emmanuel’s Locker at Kepner Beacon Middle School. This program provides students with access to equipment for all types of sports in an effort to keep students physically active while learning teamwork, discipline, and commitment. He has also participated in a winter coat drive, donated sports equipment to a local nonprofit, and generated more than $80,000 through a Hurricane Harvey relief campaign. The NFL Foundation Social Justice Grant will allow Sanders and his foundation to continue impacting the lives of those in need.
The NFL Foundation’s Social Justice Grant program provides grant funding to nonprofit organizations whose missions are focused around social justice causes and have been financially supported by an NFL Player. According to the NFL Foundation’s website, the grants are designed to reduce barriers to opportunity through a focus on education, criminal justice reform, poverty, racial equality, and many other causes.
Many of these children who have benefitted from Sanders’ outreach live in inner-city communities, where financial resources and opportunities are limited. The NFL Foundation’s Social Justice grant will ensure that Sanders continues to play a major role in improving these children’s quality of life.


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The purpose of the Emmanuel Sanders Foundation is to provide children with financially disadvantaged families with resources and support to reach their full potential and attain a better life.
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