As part of Walmart’s larger efforts to address the drivers of systemic racism in society and accelerate change, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation committed $100 million over five years through Walmart.org's Center for Racial Equity. Since then, the Center has invested $58M to complement and extend the societal impact of Walmart's business initiatives to advance racial equity within four focus areas: Education, Finance, Health, and Criminal Justice, with a focus on building more equitable outcomes for the Black and African American community.
The center’s initiatives will fund research, advocacy, innovation of practices and tools, stakeholder convening and non-profit capacity building. The center will particularly focus on eradicating systematic disparities experienced by Black and African American communities in the United States.
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The center seeks to complement and extend the societal impact of Walmart business initiatives to advance racial equity within four focus areas: finance, health, education and criminal justice. The work of the center extends the overarching philanthropic work of Walmart.org, which seeks to embed equity into all our investment portfolios.
We will seek to transform philanthropy by shifting power, privilege and access to resources to more equitably fund nonprofits led by people of color, specifically Black and African American leaders, and to encourage greater diversity at predominantly white nonprofits. As we shape the center’s vision and direction, we’re listening to the experts, our grantees, leading organizations and others to gain a better understanding of the issues.
Through our work across the business and the center, and in continued collaboration with our partners, we are identifying key systemic challenges and working to be an active part of the solution.
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