Experian Makes a $675,000 Donation to Six Multicultural Organizations
In the midst of the pandemic, the New Year ushers in an influx of robust assistance for marginalized populations.
Leading information services company Experian announced today a $675,000 contribution to six nonprofit organizations that directly support diverse communities, as they emerge from challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. These donations will help organizations with operating expenses, and allow for the development of new programs and initiatives.
“Nonprofits have been a critical resource for underserved communities and continue to be resilient in the face of the health and financial crises caused by the pandemic,”
said Abigail Lovell, senior vice president of corporate social responsibility for Experian.
“In addition to our work together and reaching out with the message of financial inclusion for all, this is an opportunity to provide real support with their general operating expenses. We hope the funds will enable them to strengthen their impact in the communities that need help the most and lessen the wealth gap in society.”
Experian has contributed to the following six nonprofit organizations:
National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Fund– The NNPA Fund promotes scholastic and professional initiatives designed to honor the historic mission of the Black Press: to explore and celebrate black culture, fill the void in news coverage of the Black experience, and provide compelling content that educates, engages, inspires, and empowers consumers.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)– NAHJ is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)– UNCF’s mission is to build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates and to ensure that UNCF’s network of member institutions is a respected model of best practices in moving students to and through college.
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Orange County Education Foundation– The Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (OCHCC) has provided services to businesses in Orange County over 30 years. The OCHCC established an Education Foundation that includes the Orange County Hispanic Youth Chamber of Commerce as well as our partnership with the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center.
California Black Media (CBM)– CBM exists to facilitate communication between the Black community, media, grassroots organizations, and policy makers by providing fact-based reporting to a network of over 21 Black media outlets on leading public policy issues.
The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF)– TLF’s mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing, and public relations by providing scholarships, career and professional development workshops, mentorships, and internships/entry-level positions to African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students.
Experian’s contribution will support the development of a new financial literacy program by The LAGRANT Foundation. The TLF-created program will provide ethnic minority college and university students, as well as young professionals, seeking careers in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations with the knowledge, guidance and resources needed to become financially literate while gaining an understanding of proper credit card use and financial planning.
Investing in underserved communities is a key pillar of Experian’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, which is committed to investing time, resources and partnerships to create a better tomorrow by helping millions gain access to essential everyday services, facilitating inclusion and diversity, and managing Experian’s environmental footprint responsibly.
Source: Experian news