The Eagles Donate $400k to Area Violence Prevention Nonprofits

Philadelphia Eagles A Fan of Change
Image via the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Philadelphia Eagles, through the Eagles Social Justice Fund, have donated $410,350 in grants to local nonprofits that are committed to helping end gun violence in the city, according to an item on

Gun violence remains a major concern in Philadelphia that has disproportionately affected under-served communities of color. The city experienced 514 homicides in 2022, which is the highest number of annual homicides since at least 1960.

Poverty and unemployment are the main contributors that fuel gun violence. As part of its continuous efforts to grow its End Philly Gun Violence campaign, the Eagles have announced that team leaders are adopting a fully integrated approach to breaking the cycles of poverty and violence.

As part of this initiative, grants have been given to nine local nonprofits that offer financial education and support for violence prevention.

Out of $410,350, $300,000 will go toward violence prevention programs that provide well-paying jobs to people who have been affected by violence; the remaining $110,350 is for programs that offer financial education to children and adults.

“I commend our players for taking action and identifying these organizations for the transformational work they do each and every day,” said Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles Chairman and CEO.

Read more about the donation at

Stay Connected, Stay Informed

Subscribe for great stories in your community!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.