Grief to Action: Quavo to Combat Gun Violence with $100,000 in Grants

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In a heartfelt response to the gun violence that claimed the life of his nephew and Migos bandmate Takeoff, Quavo is stepping up to make a difference in his Atlanta community. Through The Rocket Foundation, he announced the Spark Grants initiative on March 20, aiming to support local organizations dedicated to minimizing gun violence and raising awareness in the area.

Launch of the Spark Grants Initiative

The initiative will distribute ten grants of $10,000 each to various organizations actively working towards reducing community violence in Atlanta. This significant effort is set to take place on June 18, which not only commemorates the birthday of the late Takeoff (born Kirshnik Khari Ball) but also aligns with National Gun Violence Awareness Month.

Remembering Takeoff

Takeoff’s tragic death on November 1, 2022, during a private party in Houston, has been a catalyst for action. Following this personal loss, Quavo has been vocal about the need for change, even meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington, D.C., to discuss strategies for gun violence prevention. Their discussions seemed timely, as the White House soon announced the establishment of the Office of Gun Violence Prevention.

Quavo’s Commitment to Change

Quavo expressed his dedication to this cause, stating, “I am honored to launch this grant program to honor Take and the countless families that have been affected by gun violence. The Rocket Foundation will be giving out $100,000 in Spark grants to local organizations dedicated to reducing community violence in Atlanta.”

He further emphasized the importance of supporting ongoing efforts in Atlanta, highlighting the mission of uplifting and assisting organizations to save more lives. The Spark Grants initiative offers a beacon of hope and a call to action for those committed to making a difference in the fight against gun violence.

Application and Selection Process

Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for the grants have until April 21 to submit their applications. The selection process includes a public vote hosted on The Rocket Foundation’s website to decide the 10th recipient, ensuring community involvement in the decision-making process.

Legacy and Looking Forward

Takeoff’s legacy lives on through these efforts, reminding us of the urgent need to address gun violence. Less than a month before his untimely death, Takeoff and Quavo, known together as the Unc & Phew duo, released their album “Only Built For Infinity Links,” which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200. Through initiatives like the Spark Grants, Quavo aims to transform grief into action, honoring his nephew’s memory by working towards a safer future for the Atlanta community.

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