Louisville native officially announces philanthropic initiative
Multiple Grammy-nominated rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Jack Harlow announces the official launch of The Jack Harlow Foundation. The Jack Harlow Foundation will serve as the Louisville, KY native’s primary philanthropic vehicle to reinvest, uplift and support organizations aiming to make the city that raised him a better place.
In conjunction with the official launch, The Jack Harlow Foundation announces gifts to four Kentucky-based organizations who are actively working to make their community a better place — Adelante Hispanic Achievers, Centro Latino, Russell: A Place of Promise, and Sponsor4Success.
“With all I have done and will do in my career, my home is where my heart is, my refuge, and the place that shaped me,” Harlow shares. “Giving back to Louisville represents the dream I have of making a difference. My vision is to make Louisville a better place. Know that this is just the start of my philanthropic legacy and I look forward to transforming our community and, as a result, the success and happiness of its citizens.”
He continues, “The launch of my foundation is represented by gifts to four organizations that I believe are doing the work of making Louisville a better place; helping under resourced families remove obstacles to higher education, supporting a new start in a neighborhood that has been lacking investment, giving hands on assistance to the poorest of the poor, and making safe housing affordable for families.”
The launch of The Jack Harlow Foundation continues the superstar’s commitment to philanthropy. Most recently, Harlow gave back to his hometown in a big way with donations to five location organizations including AMPED, Center for Women and Families, Grace James Academy, Louisville Urban League and Metro United Way. Several days after his initial donations, social media platform, Instagram and national restaurant franchise, KFC were so inspired by Harlow’s efforts that they joined the rapper and made additional donations.
Later today (Wed, May 3rd), Harlow will be honored with a prestigious Hometown Heroes banner during a ceremony in Louisville, KY. The banner, which was hung and revealed on Saturday, is presented to those Louisville natives who use their national and international platforms to continue to give back to the city and make a difference, all while sharing Louisville pride.
Last week, Harlow celebrated the release of his third studio album, Jackman, by visiting multiple JCPS schools in Louisville, including his alma mater, Atherton High School. The album cover features Harlow standing in front of an alley in his old neighborhood.