Mackenzie Scott makes millionaire donation to 15 Brazilian institutions; see list

por | maio 24, 2022 | Notícias | 0 Comentários

The amount already donated by Mackenzie represents about six times the sum of Jeff Bezos' charitable funds.

One of the richest women in the world, philanthropist Mackenzie Scott, announced on Wednesday, 23, the donation of about $ 3.8 billion to organizations in several countries around the world. In all, Jeff Bezos' ex-wife will contribute to 465 institutions - 15 of them in Brazil.

Mackenzie adds the sum to other donations she has made since separating from Amazon's founder. The shares that the philanthropist holds in the company are gradually being sold and invested in humanitarian aid institutions, which already total $ 12 billion in more than 1,200 organizations. Still as a shareholder of Amazon, the writer has about 14 billion in assets in the company.

The amount also includes donations to Ukraine, in the face of the widespread crisis that the country is experiencing with the attacks orchestrated by Russia. At least seven Ukrainian organizations have been chosen by Mackenzie to receive aid.

In Brazil, the donation will go to the institutes Brazil Human Rights Fund, Casa Socioambiental Fund, Baobá Fund, Sou da Paz Institute (US$ 1.2 million), ELAS Fund (US$ 3.5 million), Gerando Falcões (US$ 5.5 million), Rodrigo Mendes Institute, Nossas, Instituto Dara (US$ 1 million), Redes da Maré, Politize, Vetor Brasil (US$ 750 thousand), Conectas Human Rights, Projeto Saúde e Alegria and BrazilFoundation (US$ 5.5 million) - not all organizations disclosed the amount donated by Mackenzie.

"When our donor team focuses on a system where people are struggling, we don't assume that we, or any other group, can know how to fix it. We don't advocate for specific policies or reforms," Scott wrote in a post. "Instead, we seek a portfolio of organizations that supports the ability of all people to participate in solutions. That means a focus on the needs of those whose voices have been underrepresented."