Apple has invested $50 million in helping to get more minorities working in tech. Rather than going to just one group, the money is going to be dispersed to several different organizations designed to help minorities pursue technical careers. Intel made a similar large donation last year.
$40 million of the donation from Apple will go to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a fund that helps support students in historically african-american colleges. The other $10 million is going to the National Center for Women and Information technology (NCWIT). That group works to encourage women to pursue 4-year degrees in technology.
Late last year, CEO Tim Cook pledged to try and improve the company’s diversity, which Twitter users say that they have done.