Three Northeast Florida organizations are getting shares of the $4 billion windfall that philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, is doling out to 384 nonprofits across the country.
WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union reports the United Way of Northeast Florida is getting $20 million and Goodwill Industries of North Florida $10 million, the largest gifts in their respective histories. The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast declined to disclose the amount of its grant.
“We are humbled by this recognition and the show of confidence Ms. Scott placed in us with this gift and for raising awareness about the critical issues communities like ours are facing,” said Michelle Braun, president and CEO of the area United Way. “This profound commitment is a testament to the work of our team and our partners and to the meaningful change we accomplish together.”
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