Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has completed the pledge that he made in 2016 to donate $1 million to charities. In doing so, he partnered with many other celebrities to help organizations across the United States. Here are some of the organizations that he chose to give donations to during his two-year campaign.
Communities United for Police Reform
Kaepernick partnered with Nick Cannon and Joey Badass to give $40,000 to Communities United for Police Reform. This organization works to end discrimination within the New York City Police Department by educating community members about their rights.
Along with Usher, Kaepernick donated $20,000 to H.O.M.E. based in Lithonia, Georgia. This organization helps provide hope to single mothers by providing them with the things that they need to start over after divorce, domestic violence or for some other reason. This organization started by a single mother who survived domestic violence concentrates on giving household items and mattresses to those in need.
Youth Service Inc.
Kaepernick partnered with Meek Mill to give $20.000 to Philadelphia-based Youth Service Inc. For more than 60 years, this organization has provided emergency services to troubled teens. They serve more than 5,000 clients annually providing emergency housing and counseling to many.
School on Wheels
Kaepernick also partnered with Jhene Aiko and Chris Brown to donate money to School on Wheels who gives school supplies and other necessities to homeless children in six Southern California counties. They also provide tutoring to students who do not have a stable living situation.
In all, more than 28 organizations have benefited from donations from Kaepernick who has not played for the National Football League since 2016.