Netlfix To Donate $5 Million To Black Youth Organisations, Creators, Businesses
Following the civil unrest in the United States following the death of George Floyd in police custody, streaming giant Netflix has pledged five million dollars to organisations that create opportunities for black youth, black entertainment creators, and black businesses, reports Indiewire.
The funds will be directed to a variety of organisations like Ghetto Film School, Film Independent Project Involve, Firelight Media, and Black Public Media. 1.5 million dollars will be split between these organisations.
“Tackling racism and injustice in meaningful ways means creating long-term opportunities for the Black community,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said in a statement. “The main role we play is through our funding of and member viewing of important content like ‘When They See Us.’ As an additional step, today we’re committing $5 million to nonprofits dedicated to creating direct opportunities for Black creators, Black youth and Black-owned businesses.”
$1 million on grants will additionally go to Black youth organisations like Know Your Rights Camp, The Posse Foundation, and Black Girls Code.