Target Commits $10 Million and Ongoing Resources for Rebuilding Efforts and Advancing Social Justice
A Bullseye View | June 5, 2020
Recently, Target CEO, Brian Cornell, shared the Target team's commitment to stand against racism. In this commitment, Target "pledged to face anxiety, fear and sorrow with purpose, and formed an enterprise task force to determine how to help create solutions for the injustice Black families and people of color face every day."
The retailer took the next step in this pledge by announcing a $10 million commitment and ongoing resources to advance social justice and support rebuilding and recovery efforts in local communities.
Initial efforts include:
A $10 million investment from Target and the Target Foundation to support long-standing partners such as the National Urban League and the African American Leadership Forum. We will also add new partners in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and across the country.
10,000 hours of pro-bono consulting services for Black- and people-of-color-owned small businesses in the Twin Cities, helping with rebuilding efforts.
Continuing to provide essentials such as baby formula, diapers, medicine and more to communities most in need.
Target Circle, our loyalty program, will offer guests the option to direct Target funds to local nonprofits and include organizations supporting social justice.
The retailer's work is already underway in Minneapolis-St. Paul helping hands-on cleanup efforts and providing in-kind donations and contributions to both local and national non-profits, seen in the photo below.