Posted by: Maggie | August 15, 2007

The Jalen Rose Foundation

The Jalen Rose Foundation was established by NBA star  and Phoenix Sun’s Guard Jalen Rose to create life-changing opportunities for underserved youth through the development of unique programs and the distribution of grants to qualified nonprofit organizations.  Grants focus on sports and education and are distributed in Jalen’s hometown of Detroit as well as his current NBA home.Primarily funded through generous donations from Jalen, JRF has distributed nearly $1 million to charities.  Most recently JRF awarded a $100,000 grant to the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital and Research Center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In addition to supporting the endowment of a scholarship at the University of Michigan, the foundation distributes 5 four-year scholarships annually to Detroit high school seniors. JRF received more than 230 applications this year from qualified Detroit high school seniors looking for financial assistance. The foundation welcomes individual donations and corporate sponsors so that we can enhance our scholarship program. Every young man and woman deserves access to a college education!

http://www.givingback.org/rose/rosehome.htm

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