Billionaire philanthropist, Jeff Bezo’s ex-wife donates $5M to Hawaii’s nonprofits

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — One of the richest women in the world has donated millions of dollars to help Hawaii nonprofits.

Businesswoman and novelist Mackenzie Scott, who also happens to be the ex-wife of Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos, donated several million dollars to the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) in 2020.

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On Monday, the foundation announced that $5 million of that donation is being used to help 194 nonprofit groups across the state, as part of HCF’s “Change” grants program.

Under the program, each nonprofit has received an average of $36,000 in funding. The donation has also helped address coronavirus impacts in Hawaii’s local communities.

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