Museum of African American History and Culture gets a huge gift from Walmart

Walmart has gifted $5 million to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, the second large gift the retail giant has given to the Smithsonian museum in its lifetime.

The Bentonville, Arkansas company gave the museum $5 million in 2010 to help build the facility. Now, its latest $5 million grant will help fund programming for visitors, acquisitions, a corporate leadership council and exhibitions.

The museum, which opened in 2016, has been a huge hit with the public, welcoming more than 7 million visitors. It also surpassed its initial fundraising goal, raising more than $273 million in private donations before it even opened.

Donations have continued to pour in. PNC Bank and U.S. Bank both made high-profile donations in the summer of 2019, for example.

Walmart’s grant is part of its corporate effort to promote diversity and inclusivity, according to a press release.

“The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a vital institution,…

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