YWCA Hamilton receives $1M grant from billionaire MacKenzie Scott

YWCA Hamilton has received $1 million from billionaire MacKenzie Scott.

Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, the world’s wealthiest man who amassed most of his fortune through Amazon, this week announced another $4.2 billion of her fortune was going to hundreds of charities, particularly those that help women and minorities.

“This pandemic has been a wrecking ball in the lives of Americans already struggling. Economic losses and health outcomes alike have been worse for women, for people of color, and for people living in poverty,” Scott wrote. “Meanwhile, it has substantially increased the wealth of billionaires.”

Among those receiving funds were dozens of YWCAs across the country, including Hamilton’s.

Today, the YWCA Hamilton got word that we will receive a $1 million dollar unrestricted gift from MacKenzie...

Posted by YWCA Hamilton on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The donation can be spent any way the organizations see fit.

“If you’re craving a way to use your time, voice, or money to help others at the end of this difficult year, I highly recommend a gift to one of the thousands of organizations doing remarkable work all across the country,” Scott wrote as part of the announcement of recipients.

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