It’s a good day for many people in the nonprofit world.
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott just announced that she has donated nearly $3.9 billion to 456 charities, an extensive list with a wide range of missions and mandates – from improving women’s health to solving the climate crisis to supporting military families, inmates and teachers. The common thread, according to Scott, is that the groups selected all work to “support the needs of underrepresented people from groups of all kinds.”
“When our fundraising team focuses on a system that people are having problems with, we don’t assume that we or any other single group can know how to fix it,” says Scott wrote on her Medium page Wednesday. “We are not committed to any particular policy or reform. Instead, we strive for a portfolio of organizations that supports the ability of all people to participate in solutions.”
Scott has been one of the most active and prominent philanthropists since her divorce by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 2019, after which she reportedly owned about 4% of the e-commerce giant. She previously made big fundraising announcements in July and December 2020 and again in June of the last year. In total, Scott says she has donated to 1,257 organizations. Some of the groups that were part of today’s announcement also shared the news on social media:
— Susan Spector McPherson (@susanmcp1) March 23, 2022
Equality Now is thrilled and grateful to be the recipient of a $15 million gift from philanthropists MacKenzie Scott & Dan Jewett. Your generosity will have a transformative impact on our ability to move forward #Women’s Rights & take action against gender discrimination around the world
— Equality Now (@equalitynow) March 23, 2022
Today’s announcement includes a $275 million donation to Planned Parenthood’s national office and 21 regional affiliates that make up the Women’s Health Group described as the largest donation from a single donor in its history. In her Medium post, Scott said that 60% of the groups on today’s list are led by women.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90734508/mackenzie-scott-just-gave-3-9-billion-to-465-nonprofits-heres-the-full-list?partner=feedburner&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feedburner+fastcompany&utm_content=feedburner MacKenzie Scott Donations: Full list of charitable organizations