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Report: 49ers to donate $1 million to groups addressing “social inequities”

SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 6: Jed York, chief executive officer for the San Francisco 49ers football team, attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 6, 2016 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Every July, some of the world's most wealthy and powerful businesspeople from the media, finance, technology and political spheres converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Getty Images

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said last week that he would donate the first $1 million he makes this season to community organizations as part of an effort to improve the issues that led to his decision not to stand for the national anthem and “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

Kaepernick’s team will also reportedly be making a donation of the same size in the near future.

Jim Trotter of ESPN reports that the 49ers have pledged to donate $1 million to a pair of groups in the Bay Area. The donation is designed to “address various social inequities.” Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports the groups are the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation.

Per their website the Silicon Valley Community Foundation works to provide “leadership, expertise and capital to help address social issues in our region” by commissioning research, conducting public discussions, advocating on issues and creating initiatives with partner organizations. The San Francisco Foundation says it aims to be “a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy” and that “our challenge is to ensure that everyone can thrive and reach their full potential.”

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55 Responses to “Report: 49ers to donate $1 million to groups addressing “social inequities””
  1. ctiggs says: Sep 8, 2016 5:54 PM

    WE do it the right way. All you up tight people that have tunnel vision will hate on this. The 49ers are stepping up to the plate and doing their part. What are you doing? #GONiners #NobodyhasitbetterthanUS

  2. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoSeattle says: Sep 8, 2016 5:55 PM

    a backup QB with no accuracy just isn’t worth all this drama.

  3. jvw1982 says: Sep 8, 2016 5:57 PM

    Kaep protest is working…..this man risked his very comfortable life making millions for a cause to help those less fortunate than himself and now he has the 49ers helping him….that’s what you call a hero…..I will be rooting for the 49ers this yr and buying a #7 jersey in the near future….the world needs more good people like this….

  4. dkeucd says: Sep 8, 2016 5:58 PM

    That’s about .01% of the amount of money in property damage Black Lives Matter has caused during their “protests”.

  5. dickshotdogs says: Sep 8, 2016 6:00 PM

    It is now officially absurd.

  6. blackbug99 says: Sep 8, 2016 6:02 PM

    We’ll see what they do Sept 11th. Hopefully they honor those fallen that day. If they sit or kneel, then fudge you and your team.

  7. pittsburghdamned says: Sep 8, 2016 6:07 PM

    And those organizations will be found to be fraudulent scams in a couple years time.

    Solution: Stop Breeding.

  8. rcali says: Sep 8, 2016 6:13 PM

    That should pay for a lot burned and destroyed police cars.

  9. mmack66 says: Sep 8, 2016 6:14 PM

    ctiggs says:
    Sep 8, 2016 5:54 PM

    WE do it the right way.

    #EverybodyhasitbetterthanUS
    ———————-

    Lol. They fired the only thing they had done right in the last 25 years or so.

    Even the Browns have it better than the Santa Clara 49ers.

  10. melikefootball says: Sep 8, 2016 6:15 PM

    Always backing down to the Black culture. How about donating millions to the businesses that were looted for TV’s, beer underwear, whatever the oppressed felt they had coming to them. These businesses owners supported their communities and had noting to do with the injustice the oppressed felt. How about rocks being thrown at fireman going to put out one of the fires of destroyed property, give money to the fireman. What is wrong people, take some reasonability of your lives, don’t put yourself in situations where something can go wrong. Throwing money away is not the answer, that has been going on for decades.

  11. demskinsbaby says: Sep 8, 2016 6:17 PM

    Those of you who hate are in the minority. I used to be a fan of the 49ers (2nd team of course) when Joe Montana and Rice were on the team. Guess what.. I am now again a 49ers fan. They stepped up when so many of you continue to try to sweep this under the rug and act like it doesn’t exist…and continue to get away with this injustice. Kudos!!

  12. bucsorbust says: Sep 8, 2016 6:18 PM

    That’s fine. Spend away.
    Now ALL YOU GUYS IN SAN FRAN stand up for our National Anthem.

  13. demskinsbaby says: Sep 8, 2016 6:19 PM

    And I too will be getting a Kap jersey!!!

  14. fishpumper says: Sep 8, 2016 6:20 PM

    They can afford it. They are about 100 million under the cap with that pathetic team that they are going to trot out there.

  15. bucsorbust says: Sep 8, 2016 6:21 PM

    I long for the good old days where the stupid got eaten by dinosaurs or trapped in the ice flows.

  16. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 8, 2016 6:23 PM

    If this goes towards safe sex education, responsible parenting, job training, and conflict resolution counseling then it’s a WIN WIN!
    If it goes towards “white privilege” and “how to become a victim for dummies” courses then it’s a lose lose.

  17. whiteybulgersson says: Sep 8, 2016 6:24 PM

    Mike Brown would be in heaven smiling down at this. Way to go Jed.

  18. raiderrob21 says: Sep 8, 2016 6:25 PM

    Looks like Jed is starting the Donald Trump comb over up down and around

  19. joaquinfenix says: Sep 8, 2016 6:27 PM

    What a load of crap.

  20. deneb1973 says: Sep 8, 2016 6:29 PM

    Kaepernick knew his protest would offend the vast majority of Americans; he knew his actions would be interpreted as a show of disrespect; he did it anyway. We have become a society afraid to confront those who disrespect those who have sacrificed to protect our freedoms – now we’re rewarding them! the cowardice shown by the 49ers and the NFL will become an incentive to disrespect other symbols of our countries. List the sponsors who fund the broadcast of the games in which Kaepernick and his supporters play. The majority of Americans will boycott the sponsors and the NFL will have a problem on its hands that cannot be dealt with by appeasement. Do not expect respect if you disrespect the beliefs of others. Kaepernick will soon learn that lesson.

  21. skol4life says: Sep 8, 2016 6:30 PM

    How about giving money to the families of police officers killed in the line of duty or wounded warriors? It may do some good there instead of paying off professional agitators so they won’t protest in front of your stadium.

  22. thetooloftools says: Sep 8, 2016 6:31 PM

    So a team making hundreds of millions of dollars a year is only willing to MATCH what one of it’s employees is giving away?
    How bold of the 49ers.
    No wonder you are going to get curb stomped this year.

  23. vikingsdefineaverage says: Sep 8, 2016 6:32 PM

    Well good effort and I hope these funds actually go towards addressing “social inequities” in America, and not the 70 other countries this fund supports and has given 27 million dollars to in the past year.

  24. vikingsdefineaverage says: Sep 8, 2016 6:33 PM

    jvw1982 says:
    Sep 8, 2016 5:57 PM
    Kaep protest is working…..this man risked his very comfortable life making millions for a cause to help those less fortunate than himself and now he has the 49ers helping him….that’s what you call a hero…..I will be rooting for the 49ers this yr and buying a #7 jersey in the near future….the world needs more good people like this….
    _______________________________________
    not sure anyone born after 1982 even gets this

  25. struckgold49er says: Sep 8, 2016 6:35 PM

    That’s my TEAM! I love my 49ers Through and Through. They will gladly donate $1 million dollars to the social injustices to those in New Hampshire(Highest Herion OD’s) in the country..

  26. jackedupboonie says: Sep 8, 2016 6:36 PM

    Weeeeeeeeeeee…..the only good news out of Clara in a while

  27. fireballshots says: Sep 8, 2016 6:37 PM

    Kaep must be loving this; all he tried to do is get released so he could keep his money and start elsewhere. Now he’s getting tons of money from the jersey sales, won’t get released because the 49ers will look bad and won’t take a single snap this year

  28. mongo3401 says: Sep 8, 2016 6:38 PM

    And the people that really need the money? Let’s discuss away, that will cost one million please. What a friggin joke

  29. decon49 says: Sep 8, 2016 6:40 PM

    I wonder how they got that weasel to wear a shirt and pose for a pic…oh wait, it’s just the inept, silver spooner, delta bravo jed dork. My bad

  30. koolaid69 says: Sep 8, 2016 6:42 PM

    Not to be outdone…..

  31. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 8, 2016 6:56 PM

    This seems like a good competition, who can donate the most to charity!

  32. chewy724 says: Sep 8, 2016 6:59 PM

    I’m certain Jeb “Silverspoon” York will find a way to screw up this donation.

  33. jimjets says: Sep 8, 2016 7:02 PM

    good work Kap! 2 million to help a huge issue in our society

  34. allseeingone says: Sep 8, 2016 7:05 PM

    Donate the money to the families of police officers killed on duty. But leave it to a team based in San Francisco to reward the complainers and not the real Americans.

  35. pftpffftttt says: Sep 8, 2016 7:08 PM

    Everybody involved w/this story looks a little better than they did last week.

    Hopefully the trend continues, but regardless I’m ready for some football.

  36. thegreatjimbrown says: Sep 8, 2016 7:37 PM

    This is good news. Way to go Colin, putting your money where your mouth is. Glad it inspired the second gift.

  37. bucsorbust says: Sep 8, 2016 7:44 PM

    I say save some money, and buy themselves all a one-way ticket to Syria.

  38. abninf says: Sep 8, 2016 7:47 PM

    jvw1982 says:

    Kaep protest is working
    =================================

    No it’s not. Unless division is what he’s trying to accomplish.

  39. abninf says: Sep 8, 2016 7:48 PM

    thegreatjimbrown says:

    Way to go Colin, putting your money where your mouth is. Glad it inspired the second gift.
    =======================================

    It’s a tax write off and he only did it after getting all the backlash.

  40. filthymcnasty3 says: Sep 8, 2016 7:53 PM

    I think Viking fans will put his money to good use.

  41. peytonwantsaflag says: Sep 8, 2016 7:53 PM

    I’ve been to San Fran, I LOVE San Fran. A mill ain’t gonna do it. Hell, it’ll take twice that much for haight ashbury alone.

  42. ErinAndrewsStopCallingMe says: Sep 8, 2016 8:04 PM

    The 49ers and Kap are the reason why evolution is still just a theory.

  43. bucsorbust says: Sep 8, 2016 8:12 PM

    No amount they donate will buy them an excuse to disrespect the flag and those who died to protect all it stands for.

  44. Ivan Pavlov says: Sep 8, 2016 8:19 PM

    ilovefoolsball says:

    If this goes towards safe sex education, responsible parenting, job training, and conflict resolution counseling then it’s a WIN WIN!
    If it goes towards “white privilege” and “how to become a victim for dummies” courses then it’s a lose lose.
    ——————
    I completely agree.

    When I heard the GOP candidates whine about being victims, watched the GOP convention and heard them whine about being victims, and then see right wingers whine about being victims of Black Lives Matter protesters … the whiners just make me ill. They’re unpatriotic and unAmerican.

    And the fact that these same people insist on keeping institutionalized white privilege makes me believe they hate capitalism and hate democracy.

    When it comes to race issues, some people prefer to keep their head in the sand. Back in the 70s people were still saying that black players lacked the intelligence to play QB. To get Alabama to allow blacks to play on their football team Bear Bryant had to invite USC to Alabama (so the locals would see his team’s butt get kicked).

    Hopefully this all goes well and the right-wingers realize that they’re wrong, again.

  45. silverhat78 says: Sep 8, 2016 8:29 PM

    ctiggs says:
    Sep 8, 2016 5:54 PM
    WE do it the right way. All you up tight people that have tunnel vision will hate on this. The 49ers are stepping up to the plate and doing their part. What are you doing? #GONiners #NobodyhasitbetterthanUS

    ***********************************************

    There he is! the biggest Santa Clara 49er fan of them all. Still using the fired Harbaugh coaches phrase I see. Got news for you, the whole NFL has it better than the 49ers.

  46. mostepicgnar says: Sep 8, 2016 8:36 PM

    That money won’t change ONE thing. Not one. I’ll never visit that city, it’s beautiful but it’s filled with people who live in a bubble. Plus they are a sanctuary city, so two reasons they disgust me.

  47. bastardfromhell says: Sep 8, 2016 8:45 PM

    I went to a Professional baseball game yesterday and three adult males sitting in front of me refused to stand for our national anthem. During the game I asked them; Why did they refuse to stand for our anthem? They told me it was in support for Kaepernick. I asked them if they could tell me what Kaepernick was protesting and neither one could give me a definitive answer. A veteran sitting nearby gave them a tongue lashing and told them they were disrespecting his fellow soldiers who serve and have died for their freedom. Case in point, bunch of followers with no clue as to what they are doing. They were influences by an imbecile who has done nothing but hurt race relations in this country. They also said OJ didn’t do it.

  48. stinkymcmulligan says: Sep 8, 2016 8:46 PM

    ‘Social inequities’ = liberals who want to complain about something to further line their pockets

  49. speedkills510 says: Sep 8, 2016 9:49 PM

    Shut up jed…signed 49ers fans..and Kap you can join him..

  50. 6250claimer says: Sep 8, 2016 10:48 PM

    I would love to hear exactly how these 2 organizations wind up spending this $1m windfall from Jed. Probably about as legit as the Clinton Foundation.

  51. Bo Darville says: Sep 8, 2016 10:49 PM

    Someday I hope they meet somebody who faces real, overt oppression.

  52. duncanthecat says: Sep 8, 2016 11:12 PM

    Smells like 0-16 for Jed and his minions.

  53. tjdvikes says: Sep 8, 2016 11:30 PM

    Will not watch any 49’er games while Kraperdick is on the team.
    Tortorella has it right – If you don’t stand for the Anthem, you don’t play that game!

  54. realkansan says: Sep 9, 2016 12:01 AM

    psh what a joke. left coast liberals at it again. a million dollars to fight what? inequality? there all just playing victim.

  55. donttellmeboutnobible says: Sep 9, 2016 12:02 AM

    speedkills510 says:
    Sep 8, 2016 9:49 PM
    Shut up jed…signed 49ers fans..and Kap you can join him..

    ———–

    You speak…for nobody..but your…dumbass self..

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