MacKenzie Scott Just Gave Away Another $640 Million. Here’s Where the Money Went

MacKenzie Scott, billionaire ex-wife of Amazon's Jeff Bezos, just gave away another $640 million in gifts of $1M to $2M to 361 nonprofit groups.

Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott
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MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist, billionaire and ex-wife of Amazon's Jeff Bezos, just donated $640 million to 361 nonprofit groups out of a pool of over 6,000 applicants. This latest round of donations went to nonprofit groups from the arts, education, affordable housing, public health, diversity and immigration — and varied in gifts from $1 million to $2 million. 

In her post on the Yield Giving website, Scott wrote that these groups were “elevated by peer organizations and a round-2 evaluation panel for their outstanding work advancing the voices and opportunities of individuals and families of meager or modest means, and groups who have met with discrimination and other systemic obstacles."

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Kathryn Pomroy

For the past 18+ years, Kathryn has highlighted the humanity in personal finance by shaping stories that identify the opportunities and obstacles in managing a person's finances. All the same, she’ll jump on other equally important topics if needed. Kathryn graduated with a degree in Journalism and lives in Duluth, Minnesota. She joined Kiplinger in 2023 as a contributor.