Cargill’s North American protein business, headquartered in Wichita, has donated $500,000 to the Kansas African American Museum to support the museum’s relocation to a new, larger state-of-the-art facility at 201 N. Main. The move will expand the footprint of the museum and make way for new exhibits that honor the state’s black history.

The donation announcement was made in conjunction with the end of Black History Month.

Cargill’s donation is part of the company’s wider focus on bridging the racial equity gap within the communities it serves. In recent years, the company has donated more than $2 million to the Collective Impact Initiative, a program to uplift minority communities in Wichita through grants that increase education success and workforce readiness.

Cargill has also launched the Cargill University Thrive Program, which partners with MANRRS, an organization that promotes academic and professional advancement for minorities in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences.