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Scott’s $640M Boosts Migrant, LGBTQ Causes

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MacKenzie Scott has allocated much of her $640M to migrant and LGBTQ groups, sparking debate on the social effects.

Support for Migrant Advocacy Organizations

Scott’s Yield Giving announced 67 migrant groups will get $122M from her latest donations. This includes legal aid for migrants. The Florida Immigrant Coalition and Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition, opposing local anti-migrant policies, each received $2M.

Backing LGBTQ and Gender Identity Initiatives

The philanthropy includes $72M for 43 LGBTQ groups, supporting gender rights and trans athletes. Over $16M aids leading nonprofits like ACLU of Alabama and OutFront Minnesota in the trans athletes’ rights movement.

Criticism and Praise for Scott’s Philanthropy

Scott’s donations have faced criticism from conservatives, who say they may erode traditional values. Mike Gonzalez of the Heritage Foundation noted the irony in using capitalist wealth to fund potentially anti-capitalist causes.

Beneficiary groups are thankful, stressing their role in promoting justice and equality. Megan Peterson of Gender Justice values Scott’s timely $2M gift amid gender equity legal battles.

Political Reactions

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis is disappointed by Scott’s funding choices but recognizes her right to do so. She contrasts this with Democrats’ use of public funds for similar aims.

Scott’s Philanthropic Approach

On her website, Scott thanked Lever for Change for handling the awards and called evaluators “agents of change.” She’s known for unrestricted gifts to community-driven nonprofits.

Elon Musk’s Commentary

Elon Musk criticized Scott’s charity in a deleted post, hinting that such donations from wealthy ex-wives might contribute to Western civilization’s decline.

Conclusion

MacKenzie Scott’s new donations maintain her support for progressive causes, aiming to drive change for equity and justice. Her philanthropy’s impact will spread as supported groups use her funds to advance their goals.

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