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. In just two years, the program has provided area-based
organizations with mor e than $858,000 in funding.
“I am incredibly proud of our players for their transformative
work as members of the Eagles Social Justice Leadership
Council,” said Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie. “Their
collaborative efforts with policy leaders, advocates, grant
recipients, and local organizations have led to meaningful
change in our r egion and ar ound the c ountry.
“By reducing barriers to equal opportunity, bridging gaps,
and supporting a prism of social justice programs and causes,
our players are creating a brighter, more inclusive future for
our communities. We are all deeply inspired by their passion
and commitment, and are proud to stand with them as they
continue to enrich the lives of individuals e verywhere.”
The Eagles Social Justice Leadership Council, which is comprised
of a small collection of players and club executives, works to
identify potential grant recipients and secure contributions to
the Eagles Social Justice Fund. The Fund is built through oneto
one matching donations from players and the club. Players
on the council include Rasul Douglas, Malcolm Jenkins, Avonte
Maddox, Jalen Mills, and R odney McLeod.
“Reading through each grant application was incredibly
motivating and we are proud to support so many non-profits in
the Greater Philadelphia area that work year-round to create
impact,” said Malcolm Jenkins, safety and member of the
Eagles Social Justice Leadership Council. “These non-profits
are providing a spectrum of services to make our community
better. On behalf of the players council and the Eagles, I would
like to congratulate the grant recipients and thank them for
their commitment to the City of Philade lphia.”
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.