Louder Than Words Grant recipients announced

The JD Youth Foundation is thrilled to announce the first round of 2021 Louder Than Words Grant cycle recipients. The program directly supports JD Sports’ stand against racial injustice and commitment to acting against bigotry, hate and violence.


Clean for Green – $50,000 to pay youth for cleaning up their neighborhood and provide mentorship.

Coburn Place Safehaven II Inc. – $25,000 to provide flex funds for survivors when leaving an abuser.

EmployIndy – $50,000 to connect individuals to the Job Readiness Training Program for Justice-Involved Opportunity Youth.

Happy Hollow Children’s Camp, Inc. – $25,000 to support 400+ children to attend summer camp and provide them the opportunity to see life outside their neighborhood.


1000 Ties (Lindhurst, Ohio) – $17,400 to support the 1000 Ties Etiquette Program including materials, incentives and workshops.

Equal Justice Initiative (Montgomery, Ala.) – $25,000 to educate people about the history of racial injustice with digital content and other educational resources.

Gary Comer Youth Center (Chicago, Ill.) – $10,000 for the Bike Club that provides youth the opportunity to become safe riders and repair their bicycles.

Los Angeles Parks Foundation (Los Angeles, Calif.) – $25,000 for Girls Play Los Angeles which provides sports programming to approximately 3,000 girls in low-income neighborhoods.

Reclaimed Hope Initiative (Charlottesville, Va.) – $25,000 to expand their Camp Hope program for children with special behavioral or mental needs.

Congratulations to our first round of grant recipients. The grant review committees were impressed with the impact these organizations have on communities of color and we look forward to seeing their newly funded projects unfold.

The second Louder Than Words grant cycle is open for applications until June 30. Nonprofits nationwide are encouraged to apply here.  

Funding for the 2021 Louder Than Words grant program will provide $500,000 in funds to communities of color, both within the Foundation’s Far Eastside neighborhood in Indianapolis, as well as across the nation.



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