Gilead Sciences launches $10 million racial equity effort

Gilead Sciences launches $10 million racial equity effort

Gilead Sciences has announced the launch of a Racial Equity Community Impact Fund in support of high-impact organizations working to address racial inequities impacting Black communities across the United States.

To that end, the fund will provide $10 million over three years to twenty organizations working to advance community advocacy and mobilization, educational innovations, and social innovations. Grant recipients include Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD), the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), the Center for Racial Justice in Education, Equity Alliance, Grantmakers for Girls of Color, Harlem Children's Zone, the Horatio Williams Foundation, the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, Morehouse College, and Xavier University of Louisiana.

"Gilead is committed to creating equitable opportunities for the patients we serve, our employees, and the communities in which we live and work," said Gilead chair and CEO Daniel O'Day. "The Racial Equity Community Impact Fund will provide resources to groups that are working on the frontlines to combat social inequities directly impacting the health and wellness of the Black community. This program is one of the ways that we are delivering on our commitment to promote racial equity and social justice."

(Photo credit: Leo Patrizi/Gettyimages)