Accion Opportunity Fund
MacKenzie Scott gave $15 million to provide microloans and other types of support to small businesses owned by people of color, women, and immigrants. Scott is a novelist who helped her former husband, Jeff Bezos, start the online retailing behemoth Amazon.
Formerly fairly quiet about her giving, Scott announced late last month that she had recently donated $1.7 billion primarily to nonprofits devoted to racial and gender equity. Scott is currently among the top five wealthiest women in the world, with a net worth pegged at $61 billion, according to Forbes.
In this article titled “Twitter Co-founder and Wife Give $10 Million for Distance Learning in San Francisco Public Schools (Gifts Roundup),” The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports on notable gifts.