Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade launch Social Change Fund
Chris Paul has teamed up with Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade to launch the Social Change Fund. It was created to invest in and support organizations that advocate for communities of color through long-term policy solutions and community representation.
The partnership among the NBA stars was announced Wednesday.
"Our mission is to address social and economic justice issues facing Black communities and break down the discriminatory barriers to success," Paul said in a release. "The Social Change Fund will help advance racial equality and opportunity. We will unite with other individuals who share our vision and commitment to use our collective voices and resources to advocate for change and foster a more equitable future."
The Social Change Fund will initially be funded by Paul, Anthony and Wade. Several corporate sponsors are also on board, including Beyond Meat, Goldman Sachs and Creative Artists Agency.
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The Social Change Fund seeks to expand voting access in Black communities and to increase Black representation in leadership roles. Building racial equity through education, employment, wages and housing is a goal of the fund.
"I stand for everything this fund and its beneficiaries support and will not stop pushing for progress until we see an end to the systemic racism that the Black community has faced for too long," Anthony said in a release. "We will keep on pushing. We will not lose focus."