NBA Foundation & Chicago Beyond Award True Star Media

by Mar 22, 2024Grants & Awards0 comments

True Star Media is excited to announce that we are part of the NBA Foundation and Chicago Beyond’s new Responsive Funding Partnership! This first-ever $1 million collaborative grant was created to support Black-led nonprofit organizations that are advancing enrichment and opportunity for Black and BIPOC youth and communities in Chicago.

True Star Media is currently in our 20th year of empowering the city’s underserved youth. Our goal is to help young people forge their own paths by providing jobs and training that teach them to create, develop, and market digital content on platforms that celebrate their identity and perspectives.

“Funding from the NBA Foundation and Chicago Beyond will allow us to expand our youth media arts programs to the Westside of Chicago and provide our full-time staff health benefits,” said True Star Co-founder DeAnna Sherman. “The funding grows our programs while building the capacity of our organization.”

Other recipients of this honor include ChiFreshKitchenThe Evolved Network, and I AM CHI Foundation.

According to the Chicago Beyond website, each grantee was carefully reviewed by the NBA Foundation and Chicago Beyond, with a focus on centering the voices and needs of the community. Additional grant recipients will be announced in the coming months as part of this commitment.


By True Star Staff


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