By: Chris Alvarez, Reporter, ABC7 News
Date: November 16, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Over the past decade, the Golden State Warriors have been one of most successful franchises in all of sports. During that same time, the Warriors Community Foundation has been making just as big an impact off the court.
Since it’s inception in 2012, the Warriors Community Foundation has awarded over $25 million dollars in grants, supporting education and youth development in the Bay Area. This season, the foundation set a record donating $1.85 million dollars in grants to 51 Bay Area non-profits.
“When we think about our growth and the Warriors growth, with like Generation Thrive, literally bridging San Francisco and Oakland we are trying to do the same,” said Brandon Nicholson, Executive Director of The Hidden Genius Project. “Continue to expand and reach more people in more places.”
Recently, Nicholson and several other leaders of local Bay Area non-profits were part of a check presentation ahead of a recent Warriors game.
“We are headquartered in Oakland, California, coming up on our tenth anniversary. We operate in Oakland, Richmond and Los Angeles and work to empower Black male youth as leaders both in the technology space but beyond,” said Nicholson.
Earlier this month, Warriors players, coaches and executives have made personal calls to various recipients of the grants to inform the recipients of the funds. Among those that made calls were Stephen Curry, Head Coach Steve Kerr, and Director of Player Affairs and Engagement Shaun Livingston… [Click HERE to continue reading.]