Kaepernick donates another $100K; over halfway to $1M target

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Colin Kaepernick is more than halfway toward his goal of giving $1 million to organizations supporting oppressed communities, after his foundation announced Thursday the quarterback has donated another $100,000 combined to three non-profit programs, according to USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero.

The $100,000 was split between Silence is Violence, Life After Hate, and Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.

Kaepernick, who remains a free agent, has now given away around $600,000. All of the 29-year-old's donations and details about how they'll be used can be found on his foundation's website.

Silence is Violence is a group that fights institutional violence on Canadian university campuses, particularly sexual and gendered violence. Life After Hate is run by former members of the violent American far-right extremist movement, who aim to "counter the seeds of hate we once planted." And Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle is a Baltimore-based grassroots think tank that works to "change the discourse around local and regional politics by injecting community voices into political conversations through policy research, advocacy, and community organizing from a grassroots perspective."

On Thursday, Kaepernick was also named one of the "100 Most Influential People" by Time magazine.