Bay Area nonprofits thankful for Colin Kaepernick's donations, generosity

SAN LEANDRO (KGO) -- Shortly after the anthem controversy began, Colin Kaepernick made the Million Dollar Pledge. He was going to give a way $1M of his own money. Friends like Stephen Curry joined the 10 for 10 campaign and together they donated $30,000 to a Bay Area nonprofit called United Playaz.

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The San Francisco charity used the money for mentoring at-risk youth and giving them summer jobs. They are excited to see Nike embrace Kaepernick's message.

Kaepernick's first donation was to San Jose-based Silicon Valley De-Bug. The organization provides legal and moral support for families of people killed by police officers.

The Associated Press is reporting that, as part of Kaepernick's advertising deal, Nike will make a contribution to the charity, Know Your Rights, which is funded by the Kaepernick Foundation.

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Its stated mission is to, "Fight oppression of all kinds globally, through education and global activism."

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