The organization will scale its programs to work alongside twice as many Philadelphia families.
MacKenzie Scott, American author and philanthropist, has donated $436 million to Habitat for Humanity International and 84 of its U.S. affiliates.
The philanthropist donated $436 million to the nonprofit homebuilder and 84 U.S. affiliate organizations
Corinne O’Connell, the CEO of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, received a suspicious email she thought was “a hoax” on an early February evening.
Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $436 million to Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday—the largest publicly disclosed donation the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has made since she pledged to give away the majority of her wealth in 2019.
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia received $5 million in a gift from MacKenzie Scott, American author, philanthropist, and ex-wife of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos on March 11th.
The “transformational” grant is the largest one-time gift Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia has ever received.
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia will use gift to address affordable housing shortage in the city.
In the Philly area, those making $100,000 or more can afford to buy at least 60% of houses. Only 20% of Black and Hispanic households earn that much.
CEO Corinne O’Connell joined Charles Ellison on WURD Radio to discuss how Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is working towards increasing overall Black homeownership in the city.