NFL says 8 social justice organizations getting grants

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NFL says 8 social justice organizations getting grants

The NFL says eight social justice organizations are receiving grants totaling nearly $2 million

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL said eight social justice organizations are receiving grants totaling nearly $2 million.

The grants are part of a $20 million commitment from the NFL and its teams to social justice organizations during the 2018 calendar year. The $20 million is comprised of grants to organizations from the NFL Foundation, social justice grants approved by the NFL owners-players working group, team and player contributions, and an ongoing financial commitment to the Players Coalition.

The league and the players established a working relationship in October 2017 following player demonstrations for social justice during the national anthem — a topic that drew attention from President Donald Trump.

The funding will be awarded to organizations with a focus on…

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