This past summer, Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott, gave away $1.7 Billion in philanthropic dollars. In the public eye since their divorce in 2017, MacKenzie pledged to give away the majority of her wealth “back to the society that helped generate it” and this was her first big step towards doing so. In a statement released
Please note [October 2020]: this position has been filled. The Fund is excited to bring aboard a Program Associate to work with a small, growing collaborative team to provide administrative support, manage daily operations and provide coordination for programmatic activities. The Program Associate provides administrative, programmatic management and grantmaking support to the team. The Program
It isn’t often that a novelist gets to dispense with $1.7 billion in less than a year. But that’s exactly what happened since MacKenzie Scott—formerly Bezos—began working with a team of nonprofit advisors to give away the majority of her wealth. And with a fortune in Amazon stock estimated at $57 billion earlier this year,
This week, it was announced that MacKenzie Scott gifted hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to organizations who need it most as part of The Giving Pledge, a commitment by the world’s wealthiest people and families to donate the majority of their wealth back to the community. Read the full piece here.
MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, has donated US$1.7 billion to “116 organisations driving change”. MacKenzie Scott, who was MacKenzie Bezos for 16 years before divorcing Jeff Bezos for adultery in 2019 and becoming the third-wealthiest woman in the world largely due to her US$38 billion divorce settlement, has given an
“In many ways, Covid-19 has hit the poorest and the most deprived the hardest. Whether it is the daily-wage migrant workers in India who have now lost their jobs and are stranded in the cities, or the garment workers in Bangladesh whose wages have not been paid after brands and retailers cancelled orders, or working women, especially single mothers, who
“In the past two months, philanthropic funders from across the world have adapted to COVID-19 pandemic to support their grantees. In particular, gender justice funders have shown their leadership in addressing the inequitable impact of COVID-19, providing flexible and emergency funding, and showing solidarity. Some of the shifts in philanthropy may be temporary, but leading gender justice funders also see the
“COVID-19 is exposing long-standing disparities and inequities created by unjust policies and systems.” Read the full piece here.
“Many women face multiple challenges during the pandemic, including increased family responsibilities, domestic abuse, job loss, poverty, and risk of illness in frontline jobs. Women are carrying out essential work like nursing, food service, child care or cleaning without adequate protective equipment, paid leave or healthcare. And women are taking on even more of society’s
“Funding for non-profits has traditionally been restrictive – only 20% of funding in the U.S. is not designated for specific activities. Grant funders often have only one funding cycle per year, and take at least a few months to process funding applications. With the disruption coming from the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of civil society organisations find