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Daily Memphian
Posted: June 18, 2021

Two Memphis nonprofits — Collage Dance Collective and Memphis Music Initiative — recently received grants from MacKenzie Scott, billionaire philanthropist and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. 

In a June 16 post published on her Medium page, Scott announced she donated more than $2.7 billion to 286 organizations.

“Because community-centered service is such a powerful catalyst and multiplier, we spent the first quarter of 2021 identifying and evaluating equity-oriented non-profit teams working in areas that have been neglected,” Scott wrote. “The result was $2,739,000,000 in gifts to 286 high-impact organizations in categories and communities that have been historically underfunded and over looked.”