Brands and Agencies Pour Money Into Black College Programs

Criticism about lack of diversity at companies prompts funding for education

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Agency Taylor is helping fund loan forgiveness programs for graduates of HBCUs. Getty Images

With protests against police brutality sweeping the globe and advocates for Black equality demanding more than just thoughts and prayers, brands and ad agencies are looking for the most useful ways to contribute. Many have upped the ante on stated commitments to diversity and inclusion by offering to donate money—but where those funds go is just as important.

@MaryEmilyOHara Mary Emily O'Hara is a diversity and inclusion reporter. They specialize in covering LGBTQ+ issues and other underrepresented communities.