The NFL’s Inspire Change platform and the Players Coalition have announced a $3,050,000 donation to markets that have been impacted by COVID-19. Those areas include Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C., and the states of Florida and Louisiana.

COIVD-19 is documented to have disproportionately high rates of devastating impact within communities of color, specifically African American communities. As apart of the multi-year collaboration of NFL Players, clubs, and owners to address racial inequality and social injustice, the Players’ COALITION recommended the organizations to receive emergency donations.

“We know that during this difficult time, our minority and low-income communities are struggling disproportionately with the impact of COVID-19,” said Anquan Boldin, NFL Legend, Players Coalition co-founder, and Working Group member. “Communities in Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore and more are getting hit hard right now, and we want to do our part in ensuring these areas have even the basic needs. We are glad we can partner with the NFL to support the organizations who are on the ground providing for these families.”

“The disparities of COVID-19 impacts in communities of color have been significant. Through our partnership with the Players Coalition, we have dedicated the remainder of our 2019 social justice funding to organizations in the most hard-hit communities of color across the country,” said Anna Isaacson, Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility at NFL. “We started the player-owner social justice working group to help address social injustices and reduce barriers to opportunity. Our mission still remains and we’re glad to continue this work with the Players Coalition in order to provide support to those that need it most in this time of uncertainty. This donation comes in addition to funds the league is raising for six national organizations in support of COVID-19 relief through the NFL Draft-A-Thon.”

“It’s especially critical to provide extra support for our minority communities who don’t always have access to the basic necessities,” said Players Coalition Task Force member and Working Group member Kelvin Beachum. “We are thankful we can give to the hospitals and organizations in COVID-19 hot spots that are supporting our minority communities and fighting to save lives during this pandemic.”

To date, more than $50 million has been donated to support the COVID-19 relief by the NFL family.