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Walmart in second donation to Museum of African American History and Culture

Museum of African American History and Culture

Walmart is continuing its support of the Smithsonian Institution’s 19th museum.

The retailer announced a $5 million grant to the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., as part of the company’s continued commitment to advance causes that promote diversity and inclusion. This grant is the second donation Walmart has made to support the museum’s initiatives, with the first $5 million donated in 2010 to support the design and construction of the facility.

The new investment by Walmart will benefit the museum’s visitor services programs, corporate leadership council and other areas including collections and acquisitions, scholarship and research, education and public programs, exhibitions and emerging technologies.

Since opening in 2016, NMAAHC has welcomed more than 7 million visitors who have explored the exhibits and more than 3,000 artifacts on display. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history and culture. Walmart hosted a private event on Jan. 27 to celebrate the museum’s contributions and acknowledge the critical role the Congressional Black Caucus played in helping to make the museum a reality.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation invest in work to diversify talent pipelines, build more inclusive small business ownership and enhance community cohesion. Most recently, Walmart funded a report published by FSG, which outlines steps employers can take to remove barriers to advancement of frontline employees of color.

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