These ‘Fortune 500’ Companies Donated To The Marxist, Anti-Capitalism Black Lives Matter Foundation

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At least seven “Fortune 500” companies donated funds to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation despite its Marxist roots and anti-capitalistic views.

According to Axios, “the 100 largest U.S. companies have so far committed $1.63 billion to organizations fighting racism and inequality.” Analysis of social media posts, blogs, and public statements collected, however, shows that Decker’s Uggs, Amazon, Pepsi’s Gatorade, Microsoft, Warner Records, Intel, Bungie of Xbox and Microsoft Games, and Mondelez International’s Nabisco all specifically pledged money to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation following the death of George Floyd.

According to the Black Lives Matter website, their goal is to promote “Freedom, Liberation and Justice” and “to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.” The movement’s ideological roots however, run deeper than bringing justice to victims of police brutality.

One of the BLM co-founders, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, explained the foundation of the movement, inspired by her and co-founders Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, in an interview in 2015.

“We actually do have an ideological frame,” she told The Real News. “Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists.”

One click into the “What We Believe” portion of the BLM website reveals a far broader agenda for the organization. Stated goals include “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.” Another mission statement refers to its members as “comrades” a common moniker used by communists.

In addition, the newest Black Lives Matter campaign, #WhatMatters2020, focuses on highlighting certain political issues such as “racial injustice, police brutality, criminal justice reform, Black immigration, economic injustice, LGBTQIA+ and human rights, environmental injustice, access to healthcare, access to quality education, and voting rights and suppression” as well as “government corruption” and “commonsense gun laws” to emphasize and push in the 2020 election. Using target goals, the organization hopes to increase the black voting demographic, educate and amplify on the previously mentioned political goals, and increase voter registration for younger generations, the black demographic, and “allies.”

Using ActBlue, a platform dedicated to creating fundraising for “Democratic candidates and committees, progressive organizations, and nonprofits that share our values,” Black Lives Matter solicits donations to further their goals.

Although The Federalist reached out to each of the “Fortune 500” companies for comment, asking whether or not financially supporting Black Lives Matter squared away with their capitalistic company values, economic practices, and political views, we received no response.

  • Ugg, a sub company of Deckers, pledged $500,000 to BLM and other organizations.
  • Amazon pledged $10 million to BLM and other organizations.
  • Gatorade, a sub company of Fortune 100’s Pepsi Co. pledged $500,000 to BLM and other organizations.
  • Microsoft pledged $250,000 to BLM and other organizations.
  • Warner Records pledged an unspecified donation amount to BLM.
  • Intel pledged $1 million to BLM and other organizations.
  • Bungie, a sub company of Xbox and Microsoft Game Studios pledged an unspecified donation amount to BLM.
  • Nabisco companies Ritz, Oreo, Trident, and Chips Ahoy!, sub companies of Mondelez International, pledged $500,000 to BLM and other organizations.

Here Are Over Two Dozen Other Companies That Donated to Black Lives Matter:

  • Square Enix matched employee donations to BLM.
  • Ubisoft pledged $100,000 to BLM and NAACP.
  • Toms pledged $100,000 to BLM and other organizations.
  • Spanx pledged $100,000 to BLM and other organizations.
  • Lululemon redirected their original donation funds to BLM.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills pledged $1 million to BLM and other organizations.
  • Glossier pledged $500,000 to BLM and other organizations
  • 23 and Me pledged an unspecified donation amount to BLM.
  • AirBnB pledged $500,000 to BLM and other organizations.
  • Unilever’s Axe pledged $250,000 to BLM while Unilever’s Degree pledged $100,000 to BLM.
  • Dropbox pledged $500,000 to BLM.
  • Fitbit pledged an unspecified donation amount to BLM.
  • Devolver Digital pledged $65,000 to BLM.
  • That Game Co. pledged $20,000 to BLM and other organizations.
  • Tinder pledged an unspecified donation amount to BLM.
  • Pokemon Pledged an unspecified donation amount to BLM.
  • Atlantic Records pledged an unspecified donation amount to BLM.
  • Discord pledged an unspecified donation amount to BLM.
  • Pusheen the Cat pledged an unspecified donation amount to BLM.
  • Ganni pledged $100,000 to BLM and other organizations
  • SavagexFenty pledged an unspecified donation amount to BLM NY.
  • Petty Little Thing pledged proceeds from its At Home with Saweetie Collection to BLM.
  • LipSlut pledged 100% of one week’s earnings to BLM.
  • FashionNova pledged $1 million to BLM and other organizations.
  • Aritzia pledged $100,000 to BLM and other organizations.
  • Biossance pledged $100,000 to BLM and other organizations.
  • Billie pledged $100,000 to BLM and other organizations.
  • For Love and Lemons pledged one weekend’s sales to BLM and other organizations.
  • Deciem pledged $100,000 to BLM and other organizations.
  • Hourglass Cosmetics pledged $100,000 to BLM and other organizations.
  • Ilia Beauty pledged $50,000 to BLM and other organizations.
  • Kosas pledged $20k to BLM and other organizations.