Jeff Bezos’ former partner donates millions to Black community organizations

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    MacKenzie Scott Donates Millions to Support Black Maternal Health & Reproductive Justice

    MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has been making headlines for her philanthropic efforts since their high-profile divorce in 2019. With a $38 billion settlement in hand, Scott has become one of the richest women in the world and has been using her wealth to make a difference in underserved communities.

    Most recently, Scott donated $2 million each to Birthing Beautiful Communities, an Ohio-based doula program supporting Black mothers, and the Center for Black Women’s Wellness in Atlanta. These organizations focus on improving the health outcomes of Black mothers and babies, a demographic that faces significant disparities in maternal health.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues than white women, highlighting the urgent need for support and resources in this community. Scott’s donations will help fund crucial services such as nutrition classes, doula trainings, and the opening of Cleveland’s only freestanding birth center.

    In total, Scott has given out an impressive $17.3 billion to organizations supporting underserved communities. Her recent donations to over 360 organizations across the country, including Black Girl Ventures and the Dance Institute of Washington, demonstrate her commitment to creating positive change and increasing diversity and representation in various sectors.

    As Scott continues to use her wealth for good, her philanthropic efforts serve as a beacon of hope for those in need and a reminder of the power of giving back.