!! OMG, incredible human: Jeff Bezos’ ex MacKenzie Scott has given away $1.7 billion of her wealth !!

“Last year I pledged to give the majority of my wealth back to the society that helped generate it,”

“Like many, I watched the first half of 2020 with a mixture of heartbreak and horror,” she said. “Life will never stop finding fresh ways to expose inequities in our systems; or waking us up to the fact that a civilization this imbalanced is not only unjust, but also unstable. What fills me with hope is the thought of what will come if each of us reflects on what we can offer.”

“On this list, 91% of the racial equity organizations are run by leaders of color, 100% of the LGBTQ+ equity organizations are run by LGBTQ+ leaders, and 83% of the gender equity organizations are run by women, bringing lived experience to solutions for imbalanced social systems,” Scott said.

Find the full list of organizations MacKenzie has supported and how it breaks down after the jump!

This is how is breaks down:

Racial equity: $586,700,000

LGBTQ+ equity: $46,000,000

Gender equity: $133,000,000

Economic mobility: $399,500,000

Empathy & bridging divides: $55,000,000

Functional democracy: $72,000,000

Public health: $128,300,000

Global development: $130,000,000

Climate change: $125,000,000


A Call to Men
ACEGID & Broad Institute — Sentinel
Advancement Project
All Our Kin
American Indian Graduate Center
Asian Americans Advancing Justice — AAJC
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Black Girls CODE
Blue Meridian Partners
BRAC — Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiatives
Camelback Ventures
Campaign Legal Center
Capital Impact Partners
Center for Election Innovation & Research
Center for Policing Equity
Centering Healthcare Institute
Collective Future Fund
College Track
Common Cause Education Fund
Community Change
Crisis Text Line
Echoing Green
Educate Girls
END Fund — Deworming Innovation Fund
Energy Foundation China
Energy Foundation US
Equality Can’t Wait Challenge
European Climate Foundation
Facing History and Ourselves
Family Independence Initiative
Fast Grants
First Nations Development Institute
Forward Together
Fund for Trans Generations
Futures Without Violence
George W. Bush Presidential Center
GiveDirectly — U.S. Response and Africa Response
Grameen America
Grantmakers for Girls of Color
Greater Good Science Center
Groundswell Fund
Hampton University
Harlem Children’s Zone — COVID-19 Relief and Recovery
Highlander Research and Education Center
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Hope Enterprise Corporation
Howard University
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Independent Sector
Interfaith Youth Core
International Trans Fund
Jackie Robinson Foundation
Lambda Legal
Leadership Conference Education Fund
Living Goods + Last Mile Health — COVID-19 Response
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Low Income Investment Fund
Millennial Action Project
Morehouse College
Movement for Black Lives
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Narrative 4
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Congress of American Indians
National Domestic Workers Alliance
National Urban League
National Women’s Law Center
Obama Foundation
One Acre Fund
One Fair Wage
Opportunity Fund
Othering and Belonging Institute
Oweesta Corporation
Partners in Health — StopCOVID
PFLAG National
Point Foundation
Posse Foundation
Potential Energy Coalition
Project Echo — COVID-19 Response
Seattle Foundation — COVID-19 Response Fund
Share Our Strength / No Kid Hungry
Solutions Journalism Network
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Southerners on New Ground
Spelman College
State Infrastructure Fund
State Voices
The Nature Conservancy — Blue Bonds & US Climate Action
The On Being Project
The Opportunity Agenda
The Trevor Project
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Transgender Law Center
Tuskegee University
UNCF (United Negro College Fund)
United Way of King County — Community Relief Fund
Voter Engagement Fund
W. Haywood Burns Institute
With Honor
World Central Kitchen — Oakland
Xavier University of Louisiana

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14 Comments on "OMG, incredible human: Jeff Bezos’ ex MacKenzie Scott has given away $1.7 billion of her wealth"

  1. Joseph Baker | July 31, 2020 at 1:14 pm | Reply

    Wow being oppressed really pays off.

  2. $1billion of $64billion to charity. It’s peanuts really. And she only has 4% of amazon….

    So you can only imagine how much Jeff has and he’s not willing to commit to sharing his wealth. Disgusting really. Why anyone can justify having say more than $10million….. when these people have hundreds of BILLIONs and give a fraction away and we are supposed to praise them.

    The effects of amazon as a company to all our local economies, the workforce and the environment far negatively outweighs giving away $1billion to charity.

    And like the commenter Gregg said, LGBT charities got way less. Feels a bit tokenish to me

    • My quick count is that she’s donating to 113 charities, that would not have that specific money otherwise. But you are right, always look a gift horse in the mouth, be suspicious of motives, and complain that a stranger didn’t give you more. She’s giving out 1.7 billions dollars, instead of just giving out negative criticism… clearly she’s the problem here.

  3. Someone gives away $1.7 billion, and you are going to complain about some shares not being larger!? How dare she give all this money away to good causes, including LGBTQ. Who does she think she is?

  4. What about animal rights causes?

  5. She could have donated more to LGBTQ+ funds.. many homeless queer & trans youth, also the multitude of barriers when accessing medications , etc

  6. Gregg, i don´t know if you can read the number but she donated 46,000,000, those are six zeros or 46 million dollars, she didn`t had to but she wanted to do it, why would you cry out because she donated more to other cause that is as valid as ours?, stop whining and start doing something.

  7. Amazing. Really hope it does some good for this world. It badly needs it.

  8. Gregg Hierholzer | July 29, 2020 at 5:44 pm | Reply

    Well doesn’t look like LGBT is as high ranking as everything else. Whatever Empathy and Bridging divides even got higher ratings on the donation boards than us lowly in the LGBTQ genre.

    • I figured someone would say that, but I don’t think that’s fair. That’s a huge sum of money any way you cut it. Plus, Public Health/Gender/Empathy programs all tend to be part of the LGBTQ packet, making it potentially one of the better funded areas of her donation. Likewise, Racial Equity programs have PoC trans lives as part of their platforms. It’s impossible to specify exactly how this actually equates without backstage knowledge, so I’m happy to give her the benefit of the doubt and just appreciate the example she’s setting. Personal decision, of course.

  9. InCrEdIbLe HuMaN



  10. I wish she’d give some of it to me.

  11. This is wonderful. Thank you for sharing this OMG!

  12. amazing .. someone who’s living life well

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