Here’s how much money MacKenzie Scott has donated in recent years

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott said her donations have raised more than $14 billion in funding to around 1,600 nonprofits since 2019, according to her long-awaited Yield Giving website, unveiled Wednesday evening.

Scott also announced that she plans to introduce an “open appeal process” that allows nonprofits seeking donations from her to send information to her for review. Until now, Scott and his team secretly contacted organizations they were interested in first, then offered donations after receiving data from the group.

“Information from other people — other donors, my team, the nonprofit teams I’ve donated to — has been extremely helpful to me,” Scott wrote in a new essay. “If more information about these gifts can be useful to anyone, I want to share it.”

Scott signed The Giving Pledge, promising to give away more than half of his wealth, which largely comes from his divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Scott, whose Forbes net worth is currently estimated at $27 billion, has not given any interviews about her giving, opting to discuss her reasons in a handful of essays she has posted on Medium and now Yield Giving. .

On the site, Scott writes that she and her team assess organizations by analyzing their “potential for lasting positive impact,” including their finances, history, measurement of results, and whether they have “experienced leadership representative of the community served”.

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Scott said the “open call” process she plans to launch will focus on specific types of organizations or certain sites. It plans to post the eligibility and selection criteria, as well as publicly appoint the panel for evaluating applications.

“Will the website be useful? Expressing things my way (working on every word) will lead to misunderstanding?” she wrote. “Will misunderstanding be a barrier between us? Yes. Sometimes humans misunderstand each other. And yet, over time, each of us can help break down barriers through what we continue to choose to TO DO.”

In November, the National Urban League announced that Scott had donated a total of more than $100 million to 25 of its affiliates, which work to advance civil rights and social justice.

According to Yield Giving, other nonprofits that will receive financial contributions from Scott this year include:

  • Landesa ($20 million)
  • Hire Heroes USA ($11 million)
  • The Global Human Rights Fund ($10 million)
  • Kids Trends ($10 million)
  • Migrant Clinician Network ($5 million)
  • All Our Relatives ($3 million)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Whittier ($2.5 million)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County ($1.9 million)
  • Boys and Girls Club of White Earth ($1.25 million)

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