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Medtronic Releases Second Annual Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Report

In 2020, the company accelerated efforts to address systemic inequities within and outside its walls.
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If this past year had one silver lining, it was a reinvigorated push for social and racial justice.

Subaru of America, Inc. Continues Fight Against Hunger Providing 100 Million Meals* in Landmark Donation to Feeding America®

Following a Donation in 2020, Automaker Furthers Commitment to Hunger Relief Organization
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CAMDEN, N.J., January 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc., joined by its two regional independent distributors, Subaru of New England and Subaru Distributors Corp., today announced its continued commitment to supporting people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by helping provide an additional 100 million meals* to Feeding America®. This donation is double the automaker's April 2020 donation, in which they helped provide 50 million meals to the hunger-relief organization.

BET Joins Forces With [tbh] in the Fight To Combat Hate for National Religious Freedom Day and Martin Luther King Day

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NEW YORK, January 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ – BET (a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), the nation's leading provider of quality content for African American audiences, and [tbh] Together Beat Hate, an organization focused on creating replicable models for fighting antisemitism and other forms of prejudice, racism and hate, are joining forces to shine a light on heroes of the past and leaders of today who are using their platforms to combat hate. The partnership will launch in celebration of National Religious Freedom Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Medtronic: Equity and Opportunity for All

2020 marked a year of new partnerships and practices aimed at addressing systemic inequities in hiring and talent management.
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Creating better experiences for patients and customers starts with our people. A number of partnerships launched in 2020 are providing new opportunities to address systemic inequities in hiring and talent management processes, and accelerate progress in advancing inclusion, diversity and equity.

$150,000 in Grants Available to Newark-led Organizations Advancing Access to Fresh, Healthy Food

Whole Cities Foundation Newark Grant Application Window Now Open
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NEWARK, NJ, January 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit that works alongside community-based organizations to improve neighborhood health by broadening access to fresh food and nutrition education, announced today that Newark organizations can apply for $150,000 in grants through its annual Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant from January 13 through February 16, 2021. 

Written in Her Code

How one K-8 technology teacher is making computer programming curriculum more accessible to her students
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Ask Christine Lemmon where she’s meant to be, and she’ll tell you she’s exactly where she needs to be: standing in front of a classroom – or webcam – leading lessons on JavaScript, app design and digital citizenship for elementary and middle school students at a small parochial school in the Kansas City Metro Area.  

Free Face Shields Delivered to Iowa Schools; More Still Available

Alliant Energy and ISU Digital Manufacturing Lab partnering with Iowa companies to distribute 9,000 youth face shields
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, January 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Alliant Energy and Iowa State University’s Digital Manufacturing Lab are partnering with two Iowa companies to provide 9,000 free face shields to schools and daycare facilities across the state.

Face shields, unlike face masks, let instructors see a child’s mouth when speaking, allowing for improved communication. These shields are specifically made for youth and fit on the bill of a hat. They can easily be trimmed to fit any size of head.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Welcomes Applications for 2021 Grassroots Grants with KidsGardening to Connect More Children to Benefits of Gardening

Annual grant program aims to increase children’s access to fresh food, garden education
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MARYSVILLE, Ohio, January 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ – To support the rise in gardening nationwide and address the critical need to connect more children to healthy food, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation today opened its GroMoreGood Grassroots Grants with national nonprofit KidsGardening.

ON Semiconductor Foundation Awards Over $710k in Grants to 55 Organizations Globally during Fall 2020 Cycle

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The ON Semiconductor Foundation is committed to serving the needs of communities through the investment of resources. Its primary focus of giving is in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education, health, disaster relief, environment and human services. 

Since 2016, ON Semiconductor has funded more than $5 million in grants, employee matching and in-kind donations, as well as sponsorships and dollars-for-doers for employee volunteerism.  

ON Semiconductor Foundation Grant Empowers Latina Youth with Adelante Mujeres' Help

Written by Cassandra Savel, corporate social responsibility intern
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The ON Semiconductor Foundation seeks to serve and provide for the needs of communities across the globe. Through its grant making, the ON Semiconductor Foundation is empowering and providing opportunities for growth among underrepresented populations. As an underrepresented population, the Latinx community in the United States faces challenges related to discrimination, economic poverty, immigration and community opportunity, which affect the experience of youth as they navigate childhood, adolescence and beyond.

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