Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenizie Scott gave $1.7 billion to charity
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July 29th, 2020 under Admirable People

Amazon’s multibillionaire and cheapskate Jeff Bezos cheated on his beautiful wife, MacKenzie Scott, and they got a divorce. In the settlement, she got a lot of money and promised to donate a chunk of it to charity. She kept her promise, and yesterday she announced that she donated $1.7 billion to 116 charities.

Last fall, Scott asked a team of non-profit advisors to find the best organizations that work with historically marginalized race, gender, and sexual identity groups for her to give her money to. Nearly a year later, the list is done and a promise kept.

We need more wealthy people like her, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, who use their money to help others and not just themselves. You know billionaires like her ex and Donald Trump.

To see the current list, then

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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