Museum of African American History and Culture Receives $5 Million

Museum of African American History and Culture Receives $5 Million

Walmart has announced a $5 million gift to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

The company's second  gift to the museum — following a $5 million gift in 2011 — will help fund visitor services programs, a corporate leadership council, acquisitions, scholarship and research, educational and public programs, exhibitions, and technology upgrades.

The museum has been visited by more than seven million people since it opened on the National Mall in 2016.

"The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a vital institution, deepening everyone's understanding of our nation's history through the lens of the African-American experience," said Julie Gehrki, Walmart's vice president of philanthropy. "Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have a long history of supporting diversity and inclusion, and we are pleased to support the museum as they continue to build out programs to advance their mission."