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Walmart donates $14M to nonprofits targeting racial inequity as part of 5-year plan
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Walmart on Monday announced it is distributing $14.3 million in grants to more than a dozen nonprofit organizations addressing racial disparities nationwide.
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The funds are part of a larger commitment by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to donate $100 million through grants over five years through a Center for Racial Equity in an effort to advance racial equity.
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In June, the retail behemoth announced its multimillion-dollar commitment amid ongoing nationwide demonstrations calling for racial justice and ending police brutality.
“Walmart has made a commitment to advancing racial equity, finding areas where we, as a company, can best contribute our resources and expertise to change society’s systems that perpetuate racism and discrimination,” Kirstie Sims, senior director of the Walmart.org Center for Racial Equity, said in a statement on Monday.