The Social Change Fund supports organizations that empower communities of color and advocate for the human rights of all Black lives.
The Social Change Fund was created by philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and NBA superstars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Dwyane Wade to support critical and timely issues impacting the Black community.
The Social Change Fund primarily will focus on critical issues including public safety and criminal justice reform, empowering communities of color by expanding access to voting and civic engagement, increasing Black representation in leadership, and building economic equity for Black people through investment in education, employment, wages, and housing.
The Social Change Fund initially will be funded by contributions from Anthony, Paul, and Wade, with the goal to leverage the founders’ influence in sports and entertainment to raise awareness, increase donations, and drive greater impact. Beyond Meat, Goldman Sachs, Laureus Sport for Good USA, Reform Alliance, and Creative Artists Agency’s (CAA) Managing Partners and Agency Board have also signed on to be seed funders and supporters. The fund welcomes other individual changemakers and corporate sponsors committed to dismantling systemic racism and helping organizations build critical momentum to create equitable treatment and legislation that fosters justice and equality for all.