The Neighborhood Grant recognizes community impact the organization has in supporting families grieving the loss of a child and providing scholarships to youth sports athletes.
San Diego, California May 10, 2023 (Issuewire.com) – As part of The Starbucks Foundation’s Neighborhood Grants program, Just Remember was selected to receive a grant. This grant award is thanks to a nomination(s) from a local Starbucks partner (employee) who recognized the work of the organization in San Diego with supporting bereaved parents and siblings as well as providing youth sports scholarships. Through this unique program, The Starbucks Foundation invites Starbucks partners to nominate a local organization in their community. Since 2019, more than 8,000 organizations have been awarded grants, amounting to more than $12.5 million.
This grant will allow Just Remember to expand their programs to sponsor over 10 additional youth athletes in San Diego and provide grief support services to 10 additional families.
“It’s truly an honor to have received this grant from the Starbucks Foundation. Since 2019 only 12% of nominees get selected which goes to show that The Starbucks Foundation and their local San Diego partners recognize the impact that Just Remember is making in the community,” said Chris Reed who co-founded Just Remember with his wife Brittney after the loss of their son JR.
The Starbucks Foundation’s Neighborhood Grants program supports grassroots, community-led nonprofit organizations through catalytic investments in the form of grants. Neighborhood Grants also help build sustained local impact and inspire increased partner (employee) engagement with nonprofit organizations that work in their communities.
“Our partners (employees) know their communities best, and have shared great insights about the organizations helping to uplift others in their neighborhoods, from addressing homelessness and fighting hunger to supporting youth and families,” said Alicia Vermaele, executive director of Starbucks Foundation. “Through our latest round of Neighborhood Grants, we’re proud to support local organizations nominated by Starbucks partners who make our communities stronger.”
Just Remember Corporation
Just Remember (501c3) was founded in 2019 by Chris and Brittney Reed to provide support, resources, and other services to families through the grieving process following the loss of a child between the ages of newborn and 18 years old. In addition, Just Remember provides scholarships and sponsorship to youth sports teams in remembrance of Christopher “JR” Reed II and to continue his love and passion of sports and competition.
Their mission is to honor the memory of our son, Christopher “JR” Reed II through the two things he loved most – family and sports.
Learn more at Just Remember or text JR88 to 91999 to donate
The Starbucks Foundation
The Starbucks Foundation strengthens humanity by transforming lives across the world, with a focus on enabling community resiliency and prosperity and uplifting communities affected by disaster. Established in 1997, The Starbucks Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization under U.S. law. Learn more at Starbucks Stories. The list of all award recipients can be found here Starbucks Neighborhood Grant Recipients
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