Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has showered one other Twin Cities nonprofit together with her largesse.
On Tuesday, Junior Achievement USA introduced that Scott had donated $38.8 million to the job readiness group and 26 of its 102 neighborhood chapters, together with within the Twin Cities.
St. Paul-based Junior Achievement North stated that it might be receiving $1.9 million from the general donation, the most important single reward within the group’s 103-year historical past.
In an announcement on its Fb web page, JA North stated “we’re grateful for philanthropist MacKenzie Scott’s generosity … These funds might be used to equitably serve scholar and speed up impression in our area.”
Junior Achievement says it’s “the world’s largest group devoted to giving younger individuals the data and expertise they should personal their financial success, plan for his or her future, and make good tutorial and financial decisions.”
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In Could, Scott gave $6 million to Huge Brother Huge Sisters Twin Cities — the most important donation within the nonprofit group’s 102-year historical past.
Scott contributed greater than $48 million to 6 native nonprofits in March, together with Deliberate Parenthood North Central States, which obtained an surprising donation of $20 million, and St. Paul-based Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, which obtained $13.5 million.
Final yr, St. Paul’s Penumbra Theatre and Minneapolis’s Arts Midwest obtained main grants from Scott.
And a sequence of Twin Cities nonprofits such because the YWCA of St. Paul and Casa de Esperanza additionally obtained unsolicited grants in December 2020.