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On June 5, 2020, I sat at my desk and watched as Doug McMillon made a commitment to use Walmart’s scale and resources to address the drivers of systemic racism in society and accelerate change in the national social systems. As a 20-year associate, and a Black woman, it was one of the most exciting moments of my Walmart career. Though he has long been a champion of diversity, it was clear that the murder of George Floyd had impacted and changed him, as it has done for so many.
12 minority and/or women-led organizations receive funding from the American Heart Association’s Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have joined others in pledging support for the mission of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF). This exciting new organization will convene, mobilize and help draw additional resources toward the fight against anti-AAPI discrimination and related efforts to foster a more inclusive, equitable society for all. TAAF is sparking systemic change.
Walmart, the Walmart Foundation, Flipkart and PhonePe, along with Walmart’s Global Technology and Sourcing hubs, are collaborating to counter oxygen shortages, support the national vaccination drive and donate to organizations making a difference in communities nationwide.
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Central to our mission at Walmart is helping people live better. That’s not just a statement – it’s a goal we work toward every day on behalf of our customers, members and communities. Helping people live better includes ensuring they have access to nutritious food, and for many people, that’s been a struggle this year.
Our Market Access portfolio has a special focus on empowering women around the globe. We recently released a report which highlights how our grantees are addressing historical gender inequities and promoting women’s prosperity.
Up to $1 million in cash and product committed to support relief efforts in Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 1, 2021 — Walmart and the Walmart Foundation pledged to contribute $100 million over five years through a Center for Racial Equity to help address racial disparities in the U.S. in June 2020.
As we recognize the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who invested his life in making America more equitable for all people, it’s clear we have more work to do. His message of non-violent civic engagement remains highly relevant today as we experience challenging and turbulent times.
Walmart Foundation donates $12 million to Feeding America; Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers allocate funds and product to hunger-relief organizations
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