FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q: How does the Black History Month Collection support the Ever Higher Fund? 

A: THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH COLLECTION IS A CELEBRATION OF BLACK HERITAGE AND, HISTORICALLY, A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS OF THIS COLLECTION HAVE SUPPORTED ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE UNDERSERVED YOUTH IN THE COMMUNITY.

Q: How much money has the Ever Higher Fund raised?

A: THE EVER HIGHER FUND HAS RAISED MORE THAN $3 MILLION SINCE IT BEGAN IN 2014. 

Q: How do nonprofits apply for grants? 

A: ELIGIBLE NONPROFITS CAN VISIT WWW.EVERHIGHERFUND.ORG AND APPLY ONLINE.

Q: Are only non-profits eligible for grants?

A: YES, THE ORGANIZATION MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE AS A 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.

Q: Who is CAF America?

A: CAF AMERICA IS THE CHARITIES AID FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, A U.S. 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT PARTNERS WITH THE EVER HIGHER FUND TO ADMINISTER THE DISBURSEMENT OF GRANT DOLLARS. 

Q: Does Nike support other organizations that support the African American community? 

A: IN ADDITION TO THE EVER HIGHER FUND, NIKE IS PROUD TO SUPPORT OTHER PROGRAMS THAT ASSIST THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY INCLUDING YOUTH AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, COACHING, AND CITY LEAGUE SPORTS AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS. LONG-TIME PARTNERS INCLUDE THE JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION, BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS, NATIONAL HEAD START AND COACH ACROSS AMERICA. 

Q: Is the Ever Higher Fund part of Nike’s Global Community Impact work? 

A: THE EVER HIGHER FUND IS ALIGNED WITH NIKE’S GLOBAL COMMUNITY IMPACT COMMITMENT, AND OUR BELIEF IN THE POWER OF SPORT TO MOVE THE WORLD AND UNLEASH HUMAN POTENTIAL. TODAY, THE WORLD IS MOVING LESS AND LESS, AND THIS GENERATION OF CHILDREN IS THE LEAST PHYSICALLY ACTIVE EVER. ACTIVE KIDS ARE HAPPIER, HEALTHIER AND MORE SUCCESSFUL AND THAT’S WHY WE GET KIDS (AGES 7-12) ACTIVE EARLY AND FOR LIFE. THROUGH THE EVER HIGHER FUND WE ARE ABLE TO SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS THAT GIVE UNDERSERVED YOUTH AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF SPORT AND MENTORSHIP.  LEARN MORE ABOUT NIKE’S GLOBAL COMMUNITY IMPACT.

Q: How does the Black History Month collection giveback work?

A: HISTORICALLY, THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH COLLECTION SUPPORTS ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE YOUTH IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE EVER HIGHER FUND. THE EVER HIGHER FUND, WHICH IS ADMINISTERED BY CAF AMERICA (CHARITIES AID FOUNDATION OF AMERICA), HAS RAISED MORE THAN $3 MILLION SINCE THE INCEPTION OF THE FUND IN 2014. THE EVER HIGHER FUND ADVISORY GROUP ADVISES ON THE GRANTEES OF THE FUND, AND CAF AMERICA PERFORMS THE DUE DILIGENCE PROCESS FOR EACH ORGANIZATION AND OVERALL ADMINISTRATION OF GRANTS. INDIVIDUALS CAN ALSO DONATE TO THE FUND.