The Atlanta-based National Center for Civil and Human Rights has announced it will receive $250,000 in new grant funding from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the company that operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.
The grant, primarily slated to support the Center's corporate diversity efforts, reflects Enterprise Holdings' commitment to making a difference in the communities where it operates.
"It's great to see corporations like Enterprise Holdings investing in community outreach and awareness toward contemporary global human rights issues and the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement," said Doug Shipman, CEO of the Center. "Their support gives us the momentum we need to carry on our vision of building a topnotch national institution here in Atlanta."
The Enterprise Holdings Foundation's support comes at a significant time for the Center as it prepares for actual construction of its facilities at Pemberton Place this month. The three-story building will include a gallery for the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection (King Papers), as well as the civil and human rights exhibitions.
"We are pleased to support the efforts of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to shine new light on the life and work of Dr. King," said Jo Ann Kindle, President of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation. "Our grant allows us to help honor a leader who never stopped striving to attain equal opportunity for all and who consistently encouraged service to others."