Walmart wants to boost black achievement. That’s why the corporation has donated $1.75 million in grants from its foundation to three black nonprofit organizations: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Urban League (NUL) and United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
The grant to UNCF will fund a program to help assure historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) continue as a source of quality degrees for African American students. In addition, the grants to NUL and NAACP will fund programs to help individuals receive the support they need to secure and build meaningful careers through training and placement assistance, and help businesses create more job opportunities.
The Walmart Foundation’s grant of $500,000 to UNCF will help 16 HBCUs achieve long-term financially stability.
A $1 million grant to NUL and a $250,000 grant to NAACP will fund programs to provide counseling and job placement support to blacks.
Walmart has been called out for its unfair practices when it comes to dealing with its workers. Does this donation change your perception of the corporation’s tarnished image?
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