Colin Kaepernick continues his philanthropic mission by donating $800,000 to oppressed communities.
This time last year, Colin Kaepernick stated he would donate $1 million “to organizations working in oppressed communities.” To be specific, Kaepernick is targeting people affected by the injustices against which he protested by sitting and kneeling during the national anthem throughout the 2016 NFL season.
Beginning last October, Kaepernick has donated funds in $100,000 increments to multiple organizations — detailed on his website. Per his Instagram account, his donation total has currently reached $800,000.
The Million Dollar Pledge is still going strong! $800k donated, $200k to go! This month I donated $100k to these organizations fighting oppression and uplifting our communities: 100 Suits for 100 Men, Lower Eastside Girls Club and J. Cole's Dreamville Foundation. Two more months to go til I complete my Million Dollar Pledge. See where all the donations have gone on www.kaepernick7.com. "You can kill a revolutionary, but you can never kill the revolution." -Fred Hampton
In addition to this most recent donation, he has also given money to groups such as Meals on Wheels, Center for Reproductive Rights, Black Veterans for Social Justice, SilenceIsViolence and various others.