MacKenzie Scott Is Giving Away Another $2.7 Billion To 286 Organizations

In the spirit of recognizing transformational philanthropy, Lindauer applauds MacKenzie Scott’s recent commitment to donate more than $2.7 billion to organizations across the country.

Having so far given away more than $8 billion in three rounds of funding, the philanthropist is giving away another $2.7 billion of her fortune to 286 nonprofit organizations. Scott cites systemic societal inequities, saying she believes that giving money to organizations directly working with communities in need is the way her wealth can be put to use and that she, her husband, and her staff and advisers "are all attempting to give away a fortune that was enabled by systems in need of change." Scott and her organization spent the first quarter of 2021 identifying and researching equity-oriented nonprofit organizations working in neglected and underfunded areas. The recipients of her donations span from higher education and arts and culture institutions to organizations fighting poverty, working on interfaith issues, and building community engagement.

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