Here’s a list of corporations funding the ‘defund the police’ movement

By Jake Dima and Peter Hasson

Dozens of corporations from around the world have collectively donated millions of dollars to left-wing organizations that advocate for defunding America’s police departments, a Daily Caller News Foundation review found.

Companies including Microsoft, Intel and Airbnb have donated to Black Lives Matter Global Network and Color of Change, both of which want to defund police departments across the country.

Color of Change is leading a national petition campaign demanding elected officials “defund the police, and invest in communities now!”

“Policing is a violent institution that must end,” Color of Change President Rashad Robinson said after the Minneapolis City Council voted to “dismantle” its police department.

“We imagine a country where there is enough money to educate our children, care for our sick and feed those who are financially unstable,” Robinson continued. “Defunding the police allows for this vision.”

Black Lives Matter Global Network, the national arm of Black Lives Matter, released a statement on May 30 calling for “a national defunding of police.” The organization published a video on June 6 arguing that “defunding the police is the only way to stop pouring resources into a system that doesn’t keep us safe.”

Both Black Lives Matter and Color of Change have seen a flood of corporate donations since George Floyd, a black man, died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes, according to video.

Clothing company H&M donated $500,000 across three social justice organizations including Color of Change, H&M announced in a June 1 Instagram post.

Clif Bar announced a $100,000 donation split between two groups, including Color of Change, in a June 1 Facebook post.

Cisco announced on June 1 that it was splitting a $5 million donation across four social justice groups, including both Color of Change and Black Lives Matter

RITZ Crackers announced on June 4 that the company and its sister brands — OREO, Trident and Chips Ahoy! — had donated $500,000 to the NAACP and Black Lives Matter.

Degree pledged $100,000 to Black Lives Matter, the deodorant company announced in a June 1 tweet.

Food delivery service DoorDash donated $500,000 to Black Lives Matter, along with donations to other racial justice groups, the company announced in a June blog post.

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield and his wife announced they would make a $700,000 donation to Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and a host of other organizations in June, Protocol reported. The couple also said they would match $300,000 in employee gifts to organizations.

Clothing brand Vans Inc. announced a $50,000 donation to Color of Change in June, according to the Orange County Business Journal.

Women’s working space collective, The Wing, donated $200,000 to Color of Change in June, according to Protocol.

The Pokémon Company International company announced on Twitter in June it would be making a $100,000 donation to Black Lives Matter.

Fashion and music merchandising company Bravado pledged to match employee donations to Black Lives Matter, among various other organizations, Protocol reported.

Workspace computer software company Dropbox pledged to donate $500,000 to Black Lives Matter in a June 3 blog post.

Women’s undergarment company Spanx said it would donate $100,000 across multiple organizations, including Black Lives Matter, the NAACP and the Minnesota Freedom Fund, according to a June 3 Instagram post.

The Minnesota Freedom Fund has faced scrutiny for using donations to post bail for alleged violent criminals, including a woman charged with murder and a convicted rapist.

Beauty company Biossance announced it would donate $100,000 to Color of Change, Black Lives Matter, the ACLU and the Minnesota Freedom Fund in a June Instagram post.

Sportswear company Lululemon announced they donated a $250,000 sum to a variety of organizations, including Black Lives Matter, according to an Instagram post.

Japanese video game publishing company Square Enix made a $250,000 donation to Black Lives Matter and pledged to match employee contributions to Black Lives Matter, as well, the company announced in a June 2 tweet.

None of the companies other than DoorDash returned requests for comment.

“In the wake of the death of George Floyd, DoorDash has taken a series of steps to show our support for equality and to stand against discrimination, including by making donations to a number of national and local organizations and leveraging our platform to support Black-owned businesses,” DoorDash global head of public affairs Taylor Bennett told the DCNF in an email.

“In partnership with our Black@DoorDash Employee Resource Group (ERG) and in consultation with civil rights leaders, we made donations to Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Black Girls Code, and a number of local organizations across the country that work to empower local economies to promote equality,” Bennett’s email continued.

“Our goal with these donations and the other actions we announced is to stand with our employees and community members to fight injustice, inequality and discrimination and to support organizations that are working to root out structural and systemic racism and providing local community development, mentorship, education and entrepreneurship programs to support Black communities across the country,” Bennett said.

His email did not address questions from the DCNF asking if DoorDash was aware that Black Lives Matter supports defunding the police at the time the donation was announced and whether DoorDash has a position on defunding the police.

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11 thoughts on “Here’s a list of corporations funding the ‘defund the police’ movement

  1. They probably invested in private police forces…no way they don’t know that there actually are dangerous, violent criminals who will not go away just because you’re nice to them…don’t they?

  2. Typical socialism, pay them and maybe they will leave your company alone……….but in the end the socialists destroy all in their wake……….I should know, I come from Canada where they have monopolies on every sector of one’s life.

  3. I will be boycotting these companies for supporting BLM They are a hate group and have promoted violence. I’m a gay Jewish white AMERICAN male. My daughter is black and stands behind this as well. Shame on you!

  4. These companies, knows where most of there income comes from, so are
    just jumping on the bandwagon, all we can do is not use or support there
    products……most won’t !!.

    BLM may have started with the correct agenda, but have been taken over
    by Antifa just a pack of thugs, riot and destruction is all they know, wait until
    all these companies get attacked by these fools.

    Do black lives matter, apparently not as we see the ” bloodletting ” in major
    cities every day and the BLM crowd is no where to be found…….pathetic.

    BLM now backed up by Antifa, and funded by these companies pretty sad
    state of affairs………

    Maybe all these bleeding heart companies should start by heading to cities
    like Chicago ” Black Killing Blacks ” every day, including blabk kids and start
    backing the Police ……………..or they’ll be next !!

  5. I cannot believe that these companies would act with such ignorance. Let the black race buy their products if they are supporting a group that is tearing this country apart and violently attacking white people and killing animals. I will not buy their products and that includes double stuffed oreos and spanx.

    • Nor will I this is a hate group! They say black lives matter but only when it involves the police, how about all the black people being killed by other blacks? A lot being innocent black children! Don’t their lives matter? And the little white boy riding his bicycle and getting shot and killed by his black neighbor didn’t his life matter? All lives matter!

  6. The power is right there in your wallet, and your attention, your clicks.

    We need to go small, lean and mean and local to save our country and our states, it this has nothing to do with Climate Change. It’s about Starving the Beast.

    Freedom ain’t Free, sacrifice and do your part.

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