Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey donated $3 million to Know Your Rights Camp, an organization established by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The Know Your Rights Camp is an organization established by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and it is dedicated to empowering people of color.
The mission of Know Your Rights Camp, according to its website, is “to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.”
Dorsey’s donation comes through his Small Grants fund, under which he has pledged to give away nearly one-third of his wealth through stock holdings in Square that are currently worth $1.7 billion to COVID-19 relief and other causes.
His donation comes as the U.S. is in its second week of mass protests over the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died while in Minneapolis police custody.
Jack Dorsey also made several other donations, including $5 million to World Central Kitchen to support the Restaurants for the People Program in Oakland, California; $1 million to DigDeep, dedicated to providing hot and cold running water to members of the Navajo Nation; and $500,000 to SisterHearts, a thrift store in Louisiana that gives ex-offenders “a safe environment to achieve their goals with dignity.”