Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health receives $6 million from Mackenzie Scott
MacKenzie Scott donated $6 million to the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health on Wednesday.
The money comes with no strings attached. In a news release, a foundation representative said it would decide what to do with the donation in the coming months.
The organization gives grants to community projects focusing on health and education.
Scott’s wealth, acquired after divorcing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is estimated at $33 billion dollars. After their separation in 2019, Scott pledged to give most of her money to charity over her lifetime.
So far, she has given about 2 billion dollars to organizations around the world. In 2020, she donated an unspecified amount to the Treasure Valley YMCA.
Correction: A previous version of this story said Mackenzie Scott donated $5.2 million, a corrected press release updated that number to $6 million.