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PepsiCo Foundation, National Urban League Commits $10M To Help Black-Owned Restaurants Thrive

The PepsiCo Foundation and the National Urban League are taking the mantra of “support Black-owned businesses” to the next level. The two organizations have partnered to create the Black Restaurant Accelerator Program (BRAP)  — a $10 million commitment to help Black-owned restaurants be profitable and thrive — BET reports.

Jun 14, 2022

NIKE, Inc. Establishes $1M Partnership With the National Urban League to Elevate Black Communities

As part of its ongoing Black Community Commitment, NIKE, Inc. has found a new partner in the National Urban League (NUL) — alongside Converse and Jordan Brand — where it will donate $1 million to help the organization further its mission to champion Black employment and home ownership. According to an announcement, the NUL has established a strong legacy of helping Black Americans and other underserved communities receive job training, education, workforce development, housing and community development and entrepreneurship to achieve economic independence. “The National Urban League has been championing the elevation of Black lives and empowerment of Black communities for over 110 years,” Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of National Urban League, said in a statement. “With NIKE, Inc.’s investment, we’ll be able to both get more people to work in living wage jobs soon after incarceration and expand homeownership opportunities for Black individuals and families across the United...

Mar 10, 2021

Deluxe Commits $500K in New Partnership with National Urban League to Foster Diversity & Inclusion

Deluxe and The Deluxe Corporation Foundation looks to create more inclusion and diversity in a new partnership with the National Urban League. According to Businesswire, initiatives will be driven by the company’s more than 6,000 employee-owners with a plan to deliver on its promise to invest talent, time, and money to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within the communities it serves. “In the spring and summer of 2020, our hometown of Minneapolis became the national epicenter of racial injustice that is far too prevalent across the country,” said President and CEO of Deluxe, Barry McCarthy. “Beyond emoting about the need for change, we announced significant commitments to non-profits supporting racial justice and equality. The National Urban League and Deluxe share a common commitment to community success, economic empowerment, equality, and social justice, making us natural partners.” With headquarters in New York City and 90 affiliates serving 300 communities in 37 states...

Feb 22, 2021