Below is a list of organizations that received grants and donations from Second Round Foundation in 2022-2023.

Covenant House

Covenant House is the largest, primarily privately funded charity in the Americas helping young people facing homelessness and survivors of trafficking, providing 24/7 crisis care and ongoing support in 34 cities across six countries.

In over 50 years of service, Covenant House has never closed its doors and its programs are designed to empower young people to rise and overcome adversity, today and in the future.

Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB)

TJB, is a not-for-profit corporation based in New York State and was formed in 1994 by founder and current CEO, Irwine Clare, Sr. TJB is the leading organization in sports, providing support services for Caribbean athletes, particularly Jamaicans who compete at the annual Penn Relays Carnival, which is held at UPENN, in Philadelphia, PA. SRF recently pledged money to TJB’s Defibrillator to Schools Program. The goal of the program is to outfit high schools and medical institutions across the Island with an AED unit.


Irwine Clare, Sr.
347-678-3546 •

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SHS Foundation: Scholarships & Jalen Brunson Patriot Wellness Initiative (JBPWI)

In the last five years, Jalen has awarded scholarships to 15 graduating seniors to support their college journeys. Last year, Jalen’s Second Round Foundation pledged $300,000 to establish the Jalen Brunson Patriot Wellness Initiative at Stevenson High School. To date, the Wellness Initiative has provided resources and opportunities to more than 300 financially under-resourced students and their families.

JBPWI strives to ensure equitable access to essentials and knowledge needed to foster lifelong wellness practices. JBPWI supports physical and mental wellness for financially under-resourced students. The Initiative’s goal is to empower the next generation of Patriots, both students and families, to prioritize health and wellness practices so they may thrive in all aspects of their lives.

This new extension of the One Family program includes expanded access to healthy food and nutrition information as well as essentials, such as athletic wear, shoes, and accessories, to enable an active lifestyle. The Initiative also provides families with basic medical supplies, access to physicals and vaccines, as well as mindfulness and relaxation support.


Linda Knapp
847-415-4147 •



Top Achievers Foundation (TAF)

TAF is a nonprofit organization created in 1996 by Lawrence Mann. The foundation strives to inspire and empower students to live a lifestyle of high achievement through after school education and coaching in STEAM, esports, financial literacy and basketball, as well as mentorship. The foundation also prepares students for success in college and beyond.


Lawrence Mann
214-924-0644 •

Laru Beya Collective, Inc.

LBC was founded in 2010 by Far Rockaway native(s) Aydon Gabourel and Warren Sampson. The Collective transforms surfing, climbing, and other outdoor adventure sports in NYC for Black and Brown youth by empowering the area’s young people through free year-round mentor-led activities in order to address. The nonprofit organization addresses the long history of exclusion due to economics, environmental racism and segregation.


Atongular Monique
347-782-1272 •

Forever Fire Foundation

Forever Fire is an outreach program that grew out of the Mac Irvin Foundation. Jalen played AAU Basketball for Mac Irvin Fire. The organization seeks to advocate for positive change and excellence for children and young adults through mentoring, education, building character and life skills to prepare them to succeed.


Mike Irvin
312-810-2221 •

Project Purple

Connecticut-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to raise awareness, support patients and families affected by the disease, and fund research efforts to defeat pancreatic cancer. SRF’s contribution was for research.