Robert Kraft is the CEO and founder of the Kraft Group, which is the group of privately-held companies that, including the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution. He announced on December 6, 2021, that his family’s charitable organization, the Kraft Family Foundation, will be donating $250,000 to the Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP). The donation will help INP to launch its latest project, the Black Leadership Institute (BLI).
The Black Leadership Institute is set to launch in early 2022. The challenge of the institute is to “deal with the well- proved unique systemic challenges and ethnical leadership gap that Black leaders across different sectors face as they progress in their careers”.
Said Kraft’s son, Josh, the president of the Kraft Family Foundation, about the donation, “New England Patriots and My family are excited the Institute for Nonprofit Practice had the option to meet this objective and send off the Black Leadership Institute. We’ve a long history of making humanitarian investments that support a vision of public justice for all. This new drive will attempt to kill imbalance, at individual and fundamental levels, guaranteeing pioneers who have been generally underestimated get admittance to the assets they need to leave a significant effect on the groups they serve.”
The New England Patriots Foundation, which is the charitable extension of the football team and owners, have also contributed $100,000 to INP, which will further help with the latest initiative. Along with this, the Patriots Foundation in the new occasions facilitated and supported the Racial Equity Leadership Summit, held at Gillette Stadium, which was gone to by in excess of 250 charitable pioneers from Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The Summit incorporated a board conversation in regards to the force of initiative. Board individuals included Josh Kraft, Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Tippett and previous New England Patriots wide beneficiary Cedric Jones.
About the (INP) Institute for Nonprofit Practice
The Institute for Nonprofit Practice is a Boston-based institute and was established in 2007 by Barry Dym, Ph.D to overcome what he perceived as threats to the continuation of the non-profit sector. These included underinvestment in leadership building in the sector along with the looming retirement of Baby Boomer generation non-profit leaders. Thirteen students completed INP’s leadership program with success in its first year and the organization continues since then its mission to enhance diversity within non-profit organizations.
About Robert Kraft
Robert Kraft, chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group, a private business group that does business in 90 countries. In addition to owning the Patriots, the company has interests in the New England Revolution MLS team, Gillette Stadium and a number of real estate, financial services and manufacturing companies.
Kraft is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Business School. A native of Brookline, he still makes his home in the greater Boston area. Kraft is a widower and has four grown sons, two of whom work for Kraft businesses. Kraft and his family have donated hundreds of millions of dollars to charities in the Boston area and beyond via the Kraft Family Foundation. For his philanthropy, Kraft was awarded the 2019 Genesis Prize by Time magazine.