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What does LeBron James's return mean for OH nonprofits? Rick Cohen notes that his foundation has "put some significant dollars" into programs.

"According to the most recent three years of the foundation’s Form 990s posted on GuideStar, the foundation has had some significant ups and downs related to its fund-raising, but unlike some other sports and celebrity charities, James’s foundation has put some significant dollars into its signature youth programs. The foundation’s core programs have evolved from a potpourri of charitable assistance to poor families in 2010 (school supplies, Thanksgiving turkeys, etc.) to a more nuanced thoughtful array of activities: the foundation’s 'staple program,' Wheels for Education (incentives and strategic outreach to help children succeed in school, with an overall objective of increasing the graduation rate in Akron), NE Ohio Basketball Shooting Stars (providing middle school and high school students the opportunity to play traveling teams), grants to the Akron Public Schools (for a two-week technology camp offered to participants in Wheels for Education, and additional grantmaking for youth programs." -- Rick Cohen, the Nonprofit Quarterly

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