Today (Oct. 6), Instagram and KFC announced their plans to match Jack Harlow's recent philanthropic efforts. On Monday (Oct. 4), the Grammy-nominated rapper announced plans to donate to five local organizations in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky: AMPED, Center for Women and Families, Grace M. James Academy of Excellence, Louisville Urban League and Metro United Way.
The social media platform pledged to match up to $50,000 of what Harlow raises through their nonprofit fundraising tool, benefiting The Center for Women and Families. Additionally, the fast-food chain will make their donations to both AMPED and Grace James Academy, helping further the efforts of those organizations to feed the potential of Louisville’s youth.
"I spent all my life fantasizing about being someone that could put Louisville on a pedestal," the 23-year-old MC tells Billboard. "There’s a spirit and pride that runs deep, and it becomes more obvious to me when I travel to other cities and realize that that doesn’t exist everywhere. The city has always been special to me and I think we breed very unique, often laid-back people."