MacKenzie Scott has given out billions to charity. Recipients think it’s a joke.
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MacKenzie Scott has given out billions to charity. Recipients think it’s a joke.

MacKenzie Scott has launched a barrage of donations. Here’s what that looks like.


August 20, 2021

In a mere 12 months, MacKenzie Scott has dished out $8.6B in philanthropic grants.

A recent Bloomberg investigation tracked down 375 of those grants, worth $4.3B.

For ~90% of the recipient organizations, Scott’s donations were the largest they’ve ever received — ranging from $750k-$60m.

Some recipients thought emails from Scott’s team notifying them of the gifts were phishing scams — which, to us, sounds like a completely reasonable thought.

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