[Blackstudies-l] Capitalist donations for the movement: How much and why?

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Fri Aug 14 14:15:17 EDT 2020


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Subject: Capitalist donations for the movement: How much and why?
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*Capitalists are funding Social Justice? How much? Why?*

*George Soros $220 million*
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/13/us/politics/george-soros-racial-justice-organizations.html

*Black Lives Matter Network $12 million*
https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/black-lives-matter-network-establishes-grant-fund

*Ford Foundation $100 million*
https://www.americanexperiment.org/article/ford-foundation-will-fund-black-lives-matter-big-time/

*Borealis Philanthropy*
https://borealisphilanthropy.org/grantmaking/black-led-movement-fund/

*New York Times summary*
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/14/us/politics/black-lives-matter-racism-donations.html

*Apple $100 million*
https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-ceo-tim-cook-announces-100-million-racial-equity-and-justice-initiative/

*Google $12 million*
https://www.cnet.com/news/google-pledges-12-million-in-funding-to-civil-rights-groups/

*Amazon $10 million*
https://blog.aboutamazon.com/policy/amazon-donates-10-million-to-organizations-supporting-justice-and-equity

*FaceBook $10 millio**n*
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/facebook-announces-10-million-commitment-for-racial-justice-groups

*Microsoft $15 million*
https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2020/06/05/change-in-ourselves-helps-drive-change-in-the-world/

*Walmart $100 million*
https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/walmart-walmart-foundation-commit-100-million-to-racial-equity

*Disney $5 million*
https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/disney-5-million-donation-1234624407/

*Survey of corporate donations*
https://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-amazon-hm-donate-millions-to-black-lives-matter-movement-2020-6
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhessekiel/2020/06/04/companies-taking-a-public-stand-in-the-wake-of-george-floyds-death/#3ff12d367214
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