JUNE 28, 2021 (DALLAS, TX) – As part of the national effort to increase vaccinations by July 4, the Mavs Foundation will make grants totaling more than $150,000 from their COVID-19 Relief Fund in support of vaccine education and increased access to help as many people get vaccinated as possible. The grants will specifically support programs that provide vaccines for homebound seniors, youth vaccination, education and support for the Latinx community and hesitant populations, primarily Black, Latinx immigrants and resettled refugees. Recommended recipients include:
“We are almost there! We’ve made such huge progress in the fight against COVID, but we need to finish strong to end this pandemic,” said Katie Edwards, President of the Mavs Foundation. “We hope these funds will help to close the gap and encourage those who might be hesitant or unable to get vaccinated to do so.”
In addition to the vaccine support grants, as part of the Mavs Take ACTION! plan to address racial inequities, the Dallas Mavericks provided grant funding and volunteer support for Project Unity’s “Together We Vaccinate” program, committed to the health, safety and well-being of our communities. The organization hosted a variety of free community vaccine events in partnership with local churches and community partners in locations providing access for walk-up or drive-thru service, as well as complimentary rides from Uber.
ABOUT THE MAVS FOUNDATION: Over the past 25 years, the Mavs Foundation has provided grant funding totaling more than $6 million dollars to nonprofit organizations serving women, children and families in need. In addition to grants, the Mavs Foundation has built 48 safe Learn & Play spaces throughout the North Texas community, including 28 basketball courts and 20 Reading & Learning Centers. These spaces are designed to encourage healthy living and provide a safe place for children and residents, as well as expand learning opportunities and access to technology to support youth education programs, teen and adults job-skill training and other critical programs. Learn more at MavsFoundation.com.