SEATTLE (AP) — MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist, writer and former spouse of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has introduced that she has given away $4.1 billion up to now 4 months to a whole bunch of organizations as a part of a giving pledge she introduced final 12 months.
Scott introduced her pandemic-era philanthropy in a Medium put up Tuesday, The Seattle Occasions reported. She described the coronavirus pandemic as “a wrecking ball within the lives of Individuals already struggling,” and famous is has been worse for girls, individuals of shade and people residing in poverty.
“In the meantime,” she wrote, “it has considerably elevated the wealth of billionaires.”
After donating $1.68 billion to 116 nonprofits, universities, neighborhood improvement teams and authorized organizations final July, Scott requested a workforce of advisers to assist her “speed up” her 2020 giving with quick assist to these financially gutted by the pandemic.
She mentioned the workforce used a data-driven strategy, figuring out organizations with sturdy management and outcomes, particularly in communities with excessive meals insecurity, racial inequity and poverty charges, “and low entry to philanthropic capital.”
Scott and her workforce began with 6,490 organizations, researched 822 and put 438 “on maintain for now,” ready for extra particulars about their impression, administration and the way they deal with staff or neighborhood members.