2019 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES GAMEDAY MAGAZINE 55
Established in 2018, the Eagles Social Justice Fund was formed
to provide grants to organizations that work to reduce barriers
to equal opportunity, with a specific focus on education,
community and police relations, improving the criminal justice
system, and other initiatives targeting poverty, racial equality,
and workforce development in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Nearly $500,000 has been distributed to over 20 organizations.
“My desire has always been to help create a positive
environment for our players to pursue the causes and
charities they value,” Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said.
“The Eagles Social Justice Fund was established to provide
support and critical resources for organizations addressing
key social issues in our communities. We are inspired by their
transformational work and hope that this funding will help
enhance and strengthen their impact on those who need
“These issues attack so many different areas that affect
society and are very important to us as players,” safety
Rodney McLeod said. “I know for myself, wanting to impact
the educational and economic advancement portion of it is
huge in order to bridge that gap. A lot of low-income areas,
or people who come from that specific area, want to have
a chance. It’s all about equal opportunity. They deserve
an opportunity. A lot of these programs and a lot of these
organizations out here are trying to give people a chance, and
it feels good to be a part of it and to try to make a difference.”
The Eagles attended the grand opening of the Haddington PAL Center.
Malcolm Jenkins (right) donated suits and presented a $20,000 grant from the Eagles Social Justice
Fund to MenzFit, a non-profit that provides low-income men with interview clothing, career
development, and financial literacy services.
The rookies attended a Bailout and Service Fair hosted by The
Players Coalition for people accused of crimes and their families.