As a multitude of organizations continue to mobilize it is clear the war against racism will need adequate funding. Thankfully some brands are stepping up to support the cause.
Since the murder of George Floyd the plight of the Black community is top priority for the world thus anyone with a brain has asked themselves how they too can help. Thankfully his untimely passing has gotten major players to consider their role in trying to fix a broken system. Last week Drake donated $100,000 dollars to the National Bail Out program which reunites incarcerated mothers with their families. Fellow Toronto native The Weeknd also contributed over $500,000 of his own coins to several organizations including the newly launched legal fund of Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp. Hell, even MAGA Kanye will be paying Floyd’s daughter Gianna’s college tuition.
Naturally the philanthropic spirit has spread to some of the top brands in the world. This is key as it not only continues to fuel the cause but shows that these corporations deserve our dollars and more importantly our mind share. Here a list of companies that have donated to social justice.
This list will be continuously updated.
Photo: David Woods
Pay Like You Weigh: Companies Who Have Donated To Social Injustice Causes was originally published on hiphopwired.com
We’re about putting our money where our mouth is. So here’s our money and here’s our mouth. We are committed to donating $500k to support social justice, the youth and education in the Black community starting with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and we’ll have receipts.— Wendy's (@Wendys) June 3, 2020
More #startsmall grants.— jack (@jack) June 3, 2020
$3mm to Colin @Kaepernick7’s @yourrightscamp to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization to elevate the next generation of change leaders. https://t.co/WGgKziHnwB
4. Warner Music Group
5. The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company has pledged $5 million to support nonprofit organizations that advance social justice, beginning with a $2 million donation to the NAACP: https://t.co/Heo5DKaiuf pic.twitter.com/FpSECsstXS— Walt Disney Company (@WaltDisneyCo) June 3, 2020
We stand in solidarity against racism and violence. When members of our community hurt, we all hurt. We’re pledging $1M in support of efforts to address social injustice.— YouTube (@YouTube) May 30, 2020
Amazon stands in solidarity with the Black community — we remain steadfast in our support for our employees, customers, partners, and the communities where they live and work. And we stand in support of organizations that are making a difference. https://t.co/r29sVMNosA pic.twitter.com/Jn9QIiS34g— Amazon (@amazon) June 3, 2020
We’re deeply moved that @uber supports CPE's work to create an equitable and just public safety system. Their donation of $500,000 will bring real solutions that communities want and that law enforcement can get behind. Thank you! #justice https://t.co/2M58y8JePx @DrPhilGoff pic.twitter.com/EjK2ahqztm— Policing Equity (@PolicingEquity) June 4, 2020