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Within Reach Foundation Awarded Social Justice Grant by NFL Foundation
Posted By:  Austin Alley
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

On Tuesday, Allen Robinson’s Within Foundation was awarded a $5,000 grant from the NFL Foundation as part of the NFL’s initiative to help players get more involved in social causes within their community. The grant funding will support the Within Reach Foundation’s educational outreach programs as it transitions from Jacksonville to Chicago in 2018.

Robinson is set to experience his first season in Chicago after signing a free-agent contract with the Bears this offseason. Likewise, his charity – the Within Reach Foundation – plans to begin launching its ongoing community outreach programs in the Chicago marketing during the upcoming season. These programs are focused around providing educational opportunities to low-income, inner-city students. During the foundation’s three-year run in Jacksonville, Robinson hosted numerous programs benefitting students involved in local Boys & Girls Clubs. These programs saw Robinson distributing backpacks full of school supplies, treating kids to a holiday shopping spree, and visiting Boys & Girls Clubs to deliver donated sports equipment. These programs will continue in the Chicago area, starting in the fall of 2018.

The NFL Foundation’s Social Justice Grant program provides grant funding to nonprofit organizations whose missions are focused around social justice causes and have been financially supported by an NFL player. According to the NFL Foundation’s website, the grants are designed to reduce barriers to opportunity through a focus on education, criminal justice reform, poverty, racial equality, and many other causes.

Lack of educational opportunity is one of the largest barriers preventing economically-challenged students from excelling and reaching their full potential. Robinson’s outreach addresses this need through his annual programs. This Social Justice grant will allow Allen Robinson’s Within Reach Foundation to launch programming in its new home in Chicago.


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The goal of the Allen Robinson's Within Reach Foundation is to impact 5,000 students by the end of 2020 through all outreach programs.            


Children who do not have access to self-selected books read at levels nearly 50-percent below their peers who have access to self-selected books.


Since joining the Bears in February of 2018, Allen has quickly become one of the most involved players in the Chicago community, receiving the Bears Walter Payton Man of the Year nomination and the Ed Block Courage Award.



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