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  1. goodwill toward all people; esp: effort to promote human welfare
  2. a charitable act or gift; also: an organization that distributes or is supported by donated funds

A philanthropist who truly gives from the heart, Jalen established the Jalen Rose Foundation/Charitable Fund to create life-changing opportunities for underserved youth through the development of unique programs and the distribution of grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. Grants focus on education and sports and are distributed in Jalen’s hometown of Detroit as well as other communities in need. Since the foundation’s inception in 2000, Jalen has personally distributed more than $1.3 million in charitable donations.  Please note grant proposals are accepted by invitation only.

Donation Info
To donate please write a check payable to The Jalen Rose Charitable Fund and mail to: The Jalen Rose Charitable Fund
c/o The Comerica Charitable Trust
101 North Main Street
Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Contact Info: CharitableFund@jalenrose.com

Annual Programs

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In 2003, The Jalen Rose Foundation made a substantial gift to the University of Michigan to endow a scholarship for an incoming freshman. The Jalen Rose Endowed Scholarship is available to a first-year student with special consideration for students who come from the state of Michigan and either resides in an inner-city area, or is a member of an underrepresented group. The scholarship award is based on both merit and financial need. The annual scholarship completely covers the cost of in-state tuition, as well as provides support for additional expenses and is renewable for three additional years, provided the student recipient meets the eligibility requirements.

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University of Michigan Endowed Scholarship

In 2003, The Jalen Rose Foundation made a substantial gift to the University of Michigan to endow a scholarship for an incoming freshman. The Jalen Rose Endowed Scholarship is available to a first-year student with special consideration for students who come from the state of Michigan and either resides in an inner-city area, or is a member of an underrepresented group. The scholarship award is based on both merit and financial need. The annual scholarship completely covers the cost of in-state tuition, as well as provides support for additional expenses and is renewable for three additional years, provided the student recipient meets the eligibility requirements.

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For eight consecutive years, The Jalen Rose Foundation awarded college scholarships to Detroit high school seniors – each recipient received a $10,000 scholarship payable over four years to help them achieve their college dreams. Jalen, who attended Detroit Southwestern High School, designated a minimum of one scholarship to his alma mater annually. Winners were selected based on academic achievement and goals, extracurricular & community activities and financial need. Through this program, 38 students have had the opportunity to attend college.  Please note: although students are enrolled in college through 2014, this program is no longer accepting applications.

Congratulations to some of our graduates:
Candace Hurt - Class of 2012, Loyola University (Psychology)
LaToya Davis - Class of 2012, Baker College (Health Services Admin)
Brandon McNeal - Class of 2012, University of Michigan (Political Science & Sociology)
Ashlee Jackson - Class of 2012, Bowling Green State University (Apparel Merchandising)
Samuel Williams, Jr - Class of 2012, North Carolina A&T (Mechanical Engineering)
Liz Jacnira Rodriguez - Class of 2011, Oakland University (Spanish & Language Literature)
Jamel Riley - Class of 2011, Morehouse College (Business Administration)
Brenten Williams - Class of 2011, John Hopkins University (Public Health/Bioethics)
Adrien Carter - Class of 2010, Tuskegee University (Business)
Shantell Cleveland - Class of 2010, Michigan State University (Social Science/Sociology)
Alexandra Johnson-Joshua - Class of 2009, Marygrove College (Sociology & Linguistics)
Happi LaTova Williams - Class of 2008, University of Michigan (Art & Design)
Charlae Washington - Class of 2008, Howard University (Advertising/Business)
Joel Meyers - Class of 2008, Cornerstone (Educational Ministries)
Damion Norton - Class of 2008, Ferris State (Construction Management & Civil Technology)
Kellie Jones - Class of 2008, Olivet College (Biology/Pre-Med)
DeAnna Weston - Class of 2007, Wayne State University 
Akrum Dhaifullah - Class of 2007, (Biomedical Physics)
Shavonne Coleman - Class of 2007, Grand Valley State (Theatre)

 

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College Scholarships

For eight consecutive years, The Jalen Rose Foundation awarded college scholarships to Detroit high school seniors – each recipient received a $10,000 scholarship payable over four years to help them achieve their college dreams. Jalen, who attended Detroit Southwestern High School, designated a minimum of one scholarship to his alma mater annually. Winners were selected based on academic achievement and goals, extracurricular & community activities and financial need. Through this program, 38 students have had the opportunity to attend college.  Please note: although students are enrolled in college through 2014, this program is no longer accepting applications.

Congratulations to some of our graduates:
Candace Hurt - Class of 2012, Loyola University (Psychology)
LaToya Davis - Class of 2012, Baker College (Health Services Admin)
Brandon McNeal - Class of 2012, University of Michigan (Political Science & Sociology)
Ashlee Jackson - Class of 2012, Bowling Green State University (Apparel Merchandising)
Samuel Williams, Jr - Class of 2012, North Carolina A&T (Mechanical Engineering)
Liz Jacnira Rodriguez - Class of 2011, Oakland University (Spanish & Language Literature)
Jamel Riley - Class of 2011, Morehouse College (Business Administration)
Brenten Williams - Class of 2011, John Hopkins University (Public Health/Bioethics)
Adrien Carter - Class of 2010, Tuskegee University (Business)
Shantell Cleveland - Class of 2010, Michigan State University (Social Science/Sociology)
Alexandra Johnson-Joshua - Class of 2009, Marygrove College (Sociology & Linguistics)
Happi LaTova Williams - Class of 2008, University of Michigan (Art & Design)
Charlae Washington - Class of 2008, Howard University (Advertising/Business)
Joel Meyers - Class of 2008, Cornerstone (Educational Ministries)
Damion Norton - Class of 2008, Ferris State (Construction Management & Civil Technology)
Kellie Jones - Class of 2008, Olivet College (Biology/Pre-Med)
DeAnna Weston - Class of 2007, Wayne State University 
Akrum Dhaifullah - Class of 2007, (Biomedical Physics)
Shavonne Coleman - Class of 2007, Grand Valley State (Theatre)

 

Philanthropic Awards

2013

  • Twilight Benefit Foundation Civic Award Honoree
  • Detroit News Michiganian of the Year

2012

  • Detroit Young & Powerful for Obama Rising Star Award
  • Frontpage Detroit FP40 Honoree
  • Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr./Rainbow Push Trailblazer Award
  • University of Michigan African American Alumni Council Award

2011

  • City Council Spirit of Detroit Award

2010

  • Focus... Detroit Award Honoree
  • Michigan Chronicle “Distinguished Detroiter”

2009

  • Nominee for the National Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Athlete
  • Black Enterprise – Community Champion Award

2006

  • Overtime (OT) Magazine - Top 25 Sports Foundations
  • The Sporting News - NBA Good Guy

2005

  • NBA Community Assist Award - Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
  • Black Enterprise Magazine - America’s Leading Individual Black Philanthropist
  • The Sporting News - NBA Good Guy

2003

  • NBA Community Assist Award Winner - August Outreach Efforts
  • Professional Basketball Writers Association - Magic Johnson Award Winner
  • The Sporting News - NBA Good Guy
  • Chicago Bulls Lubin Award - Community Service

2002

  • The Sporting News - NBA Good Guy