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Tyrann Mathieu Foundation Awarded Social Justice Grant by NFL Foundation
Posted By:  Austin Alley
Friday, October 19, 2018

On Thursday, the Tyrann Mathieu 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 of the Tyrann Mathieu Foundation’s educational programs for inner-city youth in Houston and Mathieu’s home city of New Orleans.

Mathieu, who is experiencing his first season with the Houston Texans after five seasons in Arizona, has been active in the community over the past several months. At the end of the summer, Mathieu assembled and distributed 500 backpacks full of classroom supplies to Boys & Girls Clubs in Houston and New Orleans. A month later, he returned to the Phoenix area to unveil his inaugural Tyrann’s Tech Zone at the Boys & Girls Club of Gilbert, which provides students with access to STEM-based learning technology. The grant will allow Mathieu and his Foundation to continue enriching students’ lives through innovative learning programs.

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.

The grant will allow the Tyrann Mathieu Foundation to continue to grow its outreach programming in its new markets in Houston and New Orleans.


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Tyrann established his foundation to impact the lives of financially disadvantaged children and youth through encouragement, opportunities and resources to achieve their dreams in his hometown of New Orleans.