Belk is a large American department store chain.
The Belk Foundation funds the YWCA, which is a member of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. The Coalition To Stop Gun Violence says that, “The insurrectionist ideology promoted by the NRA and other pro-gun groups is corrosive to the democratic values and institutions that protect the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.” (Belk Foundation, Form 990, 2011) (Coalition To Stop Gun Violence Website, http://csgv.org/about-us/member-organizations/, Accessed 11/20/13) (Coalition To Stop Gun Violence Website, http://csgv.org/issues/, Accessed 11/20/13)
Belk partners with liberal environmental groups such as the Environmental Defense Fund that support cap-and-trade policies. Belk also partners with EarthShare, which also supports groups such as the Sierra Club and Environmental Defense Fund. (Belk Website, “Belk Sustainability”, www.belk.com, Accessed 7/31/13) (“California: A Climate Launch Pad,” www.edf.org, Accessed 10/21/13) (EDF Website, http://www.edf.org/climate/how-cap-and-trade-works, Accessed 11/20/13) (“House Cap-And-Trade Bill: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly,” The Daily Green, 6/29/09)
Belk remains neutral on marriage issues.
Belk supports Susan G. Komen, who continues to contribute to Planned Parenthood, Accessed 12/07/16.
The Belk Foundation has given to Girls Inc., an organization that supports abortion. The Belk Foundation has also given to United Way, which funds Planned Parenthood programs. (Belk Foundation, Form 990, 2011) (Girls Inc. Of Santa Fe Website, http://girlsincofsantafe.org/about-us/frequently-asked-questions, Accessed 8/10/13) (United Way Website, http://www.unitedway.org/pages/contact-us/#12, Accessed 8/1/13) (Belk website, http://www.belk.com/AST/Misc/Belk_Stores/About_Us/Community/Our_Commitment.jsp, Accessed 11/26/13)
In 2013, Belk partnered with Discover education, which supplies content for implementation of Common Core. (Press Release, “Belk, Discovery Education And ISTE Expand Reach Encouraging More Students To Make An Impact In Their Communities With The Belk Service Learning Challenge,” PR Newswire, 9/16/13)
Belk has remained neutral on the issue of school choice.