Quavo Launches ‘SPARK Grants’ Program To Bring Awareness To Gun Violence

10 organizations in Atlanta will receive an award of $10,000 for their work to reduce gun violence and the winners will be announced on June 18th in honor of Takeoff’s birthday.

To bring awareness to gun violence, Quavo and his non-profit organization, The Rocket Foundation, have announced the launch of the “Sparks Grant” program in his hometown of Atlanta.

According to a press release obtained by, the launch seeks “to further the efforts of the foundation to uplift initiatives from organizations working to prevent and reduce community violence in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.”

On Wednesday, (March 20) applications for grants officially opened, and on April 21st, the Foundation will choose 9 organizations to receive the “SPARK Grants.” The 10th winner will be selected after votes are tallied on The Rocket Foundation's website. The 10 winners will receive an award of $10,000 each and they will be announced on June 18, to honor and celebrate the memory of Takeoff.

This new initiative will provide micro-grants to evidence-based community violence intervention and prevention nonprofits in an effort “to help pilot or sustain their critical life-saving work in Atlanta and its neighboring communities.” 

To apply for the grants, the organizations must be a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) or be fiscally sponsored by one, develop an initiative that will impact the Atlanta metropolitan region, and the grant application must be complete in full by the deadline. 

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In a statement, Quavo expressed his gratitude for being able to establish the grants and his passion for making a difference in Black communities.

“I am honored to launch this grant program to honor Take and the countless families that have been affected by gun violence,” Quavo’s statement read. “The Rocket Foundation will be giving out $100K in SPARK grants to local orgs dedicated to reducing community violence in Atlanta. There is a lot of important work going on in ATL right now, and part of our mission is to uplift these organizations and support them to help save more lives.“

Quavo has been using his resources, status, and platform to spotlight the issue of gun violence. In September, he met with Vice President Kamala Harris and the Congressional Black Caucus in a closed-door meeting that led up to the launch of the White House’s Office of Gun Violence Prevention. 

The former Migos rapper also took part in a panel discussion along with  Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, Rep. Lucy McBath, and Greg Jackson of the Community Justice Action Fund in a “solutions-oriented conversation on community intervention strategies, the battle with gun violence and the power in advocacy.”

“I feel like your calling comes at the least expected times,” Quavo said then. “You don’t think nothing is going to happen. I need to step up to the plate and hit a home run. I have to do something about it, so it won’t happen to the masses – especially in our culture. I don’t want this to happen to the next person. I want to knock down these percentages.”

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