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MacKenzie Scott donates $436 million to Habitat for Humanity

MacKenzie Scott donated $436 million to Habitat for Humanity International and 84 of its U.S. affiliates – the largest publicly disclosed donation from the billionaire philanthropist since she pledged to give away the majority of her wealth in 2019

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MacKenzie Scott donated $436 million to Habitat for Humanity International and 84 of its U.S. affiliates – the largest publicly disclosed donation from the billionaire philanthropist since she pledged to give away the majority of her wealth in 2019

Highlights

  • MacKenzie Scott donated $436 million to Habitat for Humanity International and 84 of its U.S.
  • affiliates.
  • The gift is the largest publicly disclosed donation from the billionaire philanthropist since she pledged to give away the majority of her wealth in 2019.
  • Scott’s donation amounts to nearly 8% of the $325 million that Habitat received in its 2020 fiscal year.
  • Habitat officials say they hope Scott’s gift will help reverse the trend that has a great opportunity for minorities to buy homes for the first time in their communities.
  • Scott is worth about $48 billion according to Forbes, has signed the Giving Pledge, through which many billionaires have promised to donate more than half their wealth.