Gap Inc just recently promised to dedicate some of its financial power to make a difference in the Black community. \nIn a Gap Canada press release Monday, the retail giant announced it has joined the "15 Percent Pledge," a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to get big retail chains to "commit 15% of their shelf-space to Black-owned businesses." \nEditor's Choice: Rihanna Tweeted About Farmers' Protests In India & Officials Say It Was 'Irresponsible'\n\n\n\n15%\n\n\nPledged increase in Gap Inc pipeline programs\n\n\nGap Inc will be taking the pledge along with its many branches including Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta.\nThe founder of the 15 Percent Pledge, Aurora James, believes it is important for companies to scale up in creating more opportunities for Black people in the workforce, according to the statement.\n"We are thrilled that Gap Inc. is partnering with us to drive racial equity across retail," she said.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gap (@gap)\nThe company also announced that it plans to increase its "pipeline programs" by 15% to push for more work opportunities within its family of branches. \nThis would mean more internship, externship, apprenticeship, and training.\n\nGap Inc. will also be donating $200,000 USD to the 15 Percent Pledge organization to reinforce its goal for change. \n"Driving lasting change takes time and maniacal focus, and we're invested for the long-term," Kisha Modica, head of Equality & Belonging for Gap Inc said.\n"As we strive to enable a culture of inclusion and belonging for all, we are excited to partner with the 15 Percent Pledge to accelerate our commitment to increase access and opportunity for Black and Latinx communities."