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In collaboration with Patriots players, Kraft family pledges $1 million to local grassroots organizations

On Friday, the Kraft family announced its next steps of action in the fight to end systemic racism.

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Eight days after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis police custody, the New England Patriots’ Kraft family stated, “We will not rest on statements, because words without actions are void.”

Their next steps in the fight to end racial injustice across America were announced on Friday.

“Over the next 10 months, the Kraft family is pledging $1 million in $100,000 monthly donations to local grassroots organizations – chosen in collaboration with Patriots players – that are fighting for equity, working to end systemic racism and creating meaningful change in our community,” the team shared.

“Change always begins with listening and learning,” the statement continued. “These organizations will be invited to speak to our executive staff and senior management across the Kraft Group businesses so we can learn about their work and continue to grow in knowledge and awareness, especially among those in leadership positions.

“Our eyes, ears and hearts are open.”