Following up on the commitment I made last year to give away the majority of my wealth in my lifetime: https://t.co/Ocb8eU5UR1. (Note my Medium account is under my new last name — changed back to middle name I grew up with, after my grandfather Scott.)
She shared more about the donations on Medium and added that she enlisted a team of nonprofit advisers with representation from marginalized communities to help her identify the charities to fund.
“I began work to complete my pledge with the belief that my life had yielded two assets that could be of particular value to others: the money these systems helped deliver to me, and a conviction that people who have experience with inequities are the ones best equipped to design solutions,” she wrote, explaining her process. “I gave each a contribution and encouraged them to spend it on whatever they believe best serves their efforts.”
The causes MacKenzie Scott donated to include;
$133 million to gender equity causes
$130 million to global development
More than $128 million to public health causes
$125 million to climate change groups
$72 million to “functional democracy” causes
$46 million to LGBTQ equity causes
$55 million to causes related to “empathy & bridging divides”
Scott also donated MILLIONS to numerous HBCUs including Howard, Hampton, Spelman, Morehouse, Xavier, and Tuskegee University who gleefully shared the news with their alumni. For a number of the HBCUs, Scott’s gift is the largest donation in their schools’ history.