Netflix announced Tuesday it will start putting 2% of its cash holdings into financial institutions and organizations to “directly support Black communities in the U.S.”
The video streaming giant said in a blog post that its initial commitment will be as much as $100 million.
In the first step in allocating that money, $25 million will be moved to a new fund called the Black Economic Development Initiative, investing in “Black financial institutions serving low and moderate-income communities and Black community development corporations in the U.S.,” the company said.
It said $10 million will go to Hope Credit Union to fuel economic opportunity in underserved communities across the Deep South.
“Over the next two years, HOPE estimates the Netflix deposit will support financing to more than 2,500 entrepreneurs, homebuyers and consumers of color,” the company said.