Leveling the Playing Field

We’re committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and diversity at Nike — and breaking down barriers for athletes around the world. Over the last five years*, we’ve invested more than $130 million to help advance equality and level the playing field in the communities where we live and work.

 

But creating lasting change doesn’t happen alone or overnight. We partner with world-class organizations that are dedicated to advancing this work, such as PeacePlayers, Jackie Robinson Foundation, MENTOR and the Human Rights Campaign. We also partner with grassroots organizations to help give a voice to underserved communities around the world — such as Sported and Football Beyond Borders in London; Sport dans la Ville and PLAY International in Paris; and Buntkicktgut in Berlin.

Our Commitment to the Black Community

Black Lives Matter, inside and outside of NIKE, Inc. That’s why we’re committed to doing more in the pursuit of equal opportunity and justice for all Black people. Nike, Converse and Jordan Brand will invest $40 million over the next four years, while Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand will invest $100 million over the next 10 years. Collectively, these investments will support organizations focused on advancing a more just and equal society for Black Americans. Addressing systemic racism in America requires urgent action and long-term engagement — and Nike, Converse and Jordan brands are committing to both.

Until We All Win

Our Until We All Win community investments are a direct reflection of what our eight Employee Networks, collectively known as NikeUNITED, stand for: our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities where we live and work. The grants, totaling $4 million per year, support nonprofits that work to advance equality in cities throughout North America. Intersectionality is a key consideration in our grantmaking, as it enables us to create more impact in each of the eight communities we support — individuals of all abilities; Asian American, Middle East and Pacific Islander communities; the Black community; the Latinx community; our military and veterans communities; Native American and Indigenous communities; the LGBTQIA+ community; and girls and women.

*The five-year period reflects NIKE, Inc.’s fiscal years from 2015 to 2019.