We’re committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion at Nike — and breaking down barriers for athletes around the world. Investing in more equal, inclusive and active communities isn’t just the right thing to do as a business, it’s also critical for helping to realize a thriving future for our kids, communities and planet. Discrimination and bias create barriers to people reaching their full potential, and in turn, can hold our communities back. That’s why we’re investing in business relationships, programs, and initiatives dedicated to leveling the playing field and addressing inequality.
Our Black Community Commitment
Addressing systemic racism in America requires urgent action and sustained engagement — and NIKE, Inc. is committed to both. In 2020, Nike, Converse, Jordan Brand and Michael Jordan committed a combined $140 million over 10 years to invest in and support organizations focused on economic empowerment, education and social justice to address racial inequality for Black Americans. Our investments will go toward developing strategic national partnership, as well as supporting local community organizations, and we’ll engage our employees as partners throughout.
Until We All Win
Our Until We All Win community investments are a direct reflection of what our eight Employee Networks, collectively known as NikeUNITED, stand for: our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities where we live and work. The grants, totaling $4 million per year, support nonprofits that work to advance equality in cities throughout North America. Intersectionality is a key consideration in our grantmaking, as it enables us to create more impact in each of the eight communities we support — individuals of all abilities; Asian American, Middle East and Pacific Islander communities; the Black community; the Latinx community; our military and veterans communities; Native American and Indigenous communities; the LGBTQIA+ community; and girls and women.
*The five-year period reflects NIKE, Inc.’s fiscal years from 2015 to 2019.