Kraft Family and Patriots Players Collaborative Fund supports YW Boston’s DEI work with $100,000 donation
YW Boston is the proud recipient of a $100,000 donation from the Kraft Family and Patriots Players Collaborative Fund. Beginning in June 2020, the fund distributes donations each month to support work to advance racial equity in New England. The fund is supporting YW Boston’s InclusionBoston program, which engages organizations in long-term partnerships to create unique solutions to a variety of diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges.
Josh Kraft, President of Kraft Family Philanthropies, stated that “On behalf of my family and the New England Patriots, it’s an honor to support YW Boston as they continue to create more inclusive environments where women and people of color can succeed.”
As shared on the New England Patriots’ social media, “Established by the Kraft Family in June 2020 and funded with $1 million, the Kraft Family and Patriots Players Collaborative Fund will distribute $100,000 monthly donations toward issues of race and equity in our region. Organizations of all types — for profit and not-for-profit — must intentionally create environments. DEI requires organizations to identify and overcome barriers to equity and inclusion. YW Boston’s InclusionBoston program works with organizations to create solutions to diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges with the goal of creating more inclusive environments where women and people of color can succeed.” YW Boston thanks the Kraft Family and Patriots Players Collaborative Fund for their generosity and support.
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About YW Boston
As the first YWCA in the nation, YW Boston has been at the forefront of advancing equity for over 150 years. Through our DE&I services—InclusionBoston and LeadBoston—as well as our advocacy work and F.Y.R.E. Initiative, we help individuals and organizations change policies, practices, attitudes, and behaviors with a goal of creating more inclusive environments where women, people of color, and especially women of color can succeed.
As part of that work, we are helping organizations prioritize Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and become socially connected while staying physically distant. During this time, YW Boston is providing organizations with digital workshops and resources to help them better understand the challenges faced by their employees. For more information, please contact Sheera Bornstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.