The Until We All Win community investment program is a direct reflection of what our eight Employee Networks, collectively known as NikeUNITED, stand for — our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities where we live and work. Beginning in 2019, we gave $4 million to support nonprofit organizations that work to level the playing field for underrepresented communities in cities where we have deep relationships with employees and consumers, and other relevant locations across North America. Intersectionality is a key consideration in our grantmaking — it enables us to increase our impact and create more meaningful change.
The nonprofits listed were selected in conjunction with Network members.
At Nike, our mission statement includes the phrase, “If you have a body, you are an athlete.” This year we recognized — and donated a total of $500,000 — to 21 nonprofits that educate people about disabilities and celebrate the contributions of those with different ability levels.
This year Nike donated a total of $500,000 to 20 nonprofits that help advance Asian American, Middle East and Pacific Islander communities. These organizations provide a variety of services, such as fueling play and sport programs, supporting education and career development, and promoting anti-racism and inclusion efforts, to address increased intolerance stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nike continues its commitment to organizations across the U.S. that support and advocate for the Black community through grants to 20 nonprofits, totaling $500,000. These organizations deliver programs and services that increase physical activity and fuel leadership, education and equity.
Along with these new grants, Nike has given more than $29 million in the last five years to non-profit organizations that support Black communities across the United States. In addition, NIKE, Inc. recently announced a $40 million commitment over the next four years to support the Black community in the U.S. on behalf of the Nike, Jordan and Converse brands collectively. Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand will also donate $100 million over the next 10 years to organizations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.
Nike recognizes Juneteenth (June 19), a day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., as an annual holiday in the U.S.
2021 Recommended Grantees
This year Nike supports Hispanic and Latino youth by donating a total of $500,000 to 20 U.S.-based nonprofits. These organizations deliver programs and services that increase physical activity, provide education and career development, and contribute to stronger communities.
Nike supports nonprofit organizations that address issues specific to the active-duty military and veterans communities. This year we donated a total of $500,000 to 20 nonprofits across the U.S. that support military veterans and their families by offering play and sport programs and provide education and career development opportunities.
For more than 10 years, Nike has focused on getting youth in Native American and Indigenous communities in North America moving through the N7 Fund. Since 2009, the N7 Fund has awarded more than $8 million in grants, administered by the Charities Aid Foundation of America, to more than 270 communities and organizations. This year, Nike recognized — and donated a total of $500,000 to — 19 organizations that deliver programs and services that increase physical activity, support education and career development and provide essential healthcare needs (due to the fact that Native Americans have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19).
This year Nike recognized 20 organizations advancing the LGBTQIA+ community and provided them with a total of $500,000 in donations. Each of this year’s grant recipients — organizations with a focus on advocacy in sports, creating safe spaces and elevating the history of the LGBTQIA+ community — helps create a more equal playing field for all.
Nike provided $500,000 to 20 U.S. nonprofits that provide play and sport opportunities for women and girls, along education and career development. This funding is in addition to Nike’s ongoing efforts to get more girls moving as part of our Made to Play commitment.