On Friday June 5th, Target Corporation announced a series of investments in its hometown community, and initiatives to advance social justice for Black families and people of color. Minneapolis, home to the Target Corporation, became a flash point for world wide protests after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. The announcement begins with Brian Cornell, Target CEO, affirming the Target Team’s commitment to stand against racism.
The initial initiatives include:
- $10 million investment from Target, and the Target Foundation to support, National Urban League, African American Leadership Forum, and other potential new partners nationwide
- 10,000 hours of pro-bono consulting services for Black, and people of color owned small businesses in the Twin Cities
- Continuation of a program that provides baby formula, diapers, medicine and more to communities in need
- Target Circle, a loyalty program, will offer customers the option to direct Target funds to local non-profits organizations supporting social justice.
“Target stands with Black families, communities and team members. As we face an inflection point in Minneapolis and across the country, we’re listening to our team, guests and communities, committed to using our size, scale and resources to help heal and create lasting change,” says Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO, Target.
The entire announcement is here: