Foot Locker, Inc. is committed to empowerment and upward mobility
Our commitment to fighting racial inequality and injustice extends beyond words. It's part of our culture and how we operate as an inclusive, diverse organization. We are committed to driving meaningful and lasting change across our Company and the communities we serve.
Leading Education & Economic Development (LEED) Initiative
Foot Locker, Inc.'s commitment to invest in, amplify, and empower the Black community that has been pivotal in shaping sneaker culture.
$200 million over 5 years to support the Black community and team members.
In our second year, we invested nearly $54 million.
More than $17 million invested in Black-owned brands and creators.
More than $10.8 million invested in partnerships with black-owned vendors.
$21 million committed to seven Black-led venture capital firms.
Trained 160 creatives through the Designing with Sole initiative, a global intensive design program built in partnership with Pensole & New Balance.
Since 2021, the program has expanded globally and provided more than 70 team members with intern positions creating pathways to corporate office roles.
In partnership with Local Initiatives Support Corporate (LISC) and Laureus Sport for Good, awarded 25 community organizations between $20,000 and $100,000 each to provide programming that advances health, wealth, and upward mobility in under-invested communities.
Expanded our support to UNCF, increasing scholarships to Black students.
Launched a financial literacy program, in partnership with the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development (SFEPD), to teach personal money concepts that will enhance participants’ ability to make informed and sound financial decisions.
Expanded our internal scholarship program by adding 10 scholarship awards annually, dedicated to Black team members, providing an additional $50,000 in scholarship funding.
Continued support for B.U.I.L.D, our Blacks United in Leadership & Development employee resource group, to design and execute programming in service of amplifying and advocating for a more equitable and sustainable Black work experience, and access to more robust career development opportunities.
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Brand Partner Spotlight Update
VC Partner Spotlight
Community Empowerment Program update
Bridge Internship Program spotlight
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Culture & Values
We fuel a shared passion for self-expression and sport.