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Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott donates millions to AAPI orgs

Billionaire MacKenzie Scott donated to at least two dozen Asian American charities in 2023 totaling millions of dollars in donations.

It’s part of her pledge to share her financial fortune. CNN reports that this year alone, she gave $2.15 billion dollars to 360 organizations.

Among the organizations she gave to: the Hmong American Partnership in St. Paul, Minnesota ($2 million), the Asian American Journalists Association ($2 million), Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (undisclosed), and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (undisclosed).

“This investment will bolster our work in mobilizing and creating social, political, and economic change for AAPI women and girls,” NAPAW said in a statement sent to AsAmNews. “This is a clear affirmation of NAPAWF’s critical work towards uplifting the voices and humanity of AAPI women and girls.”


“This generous donation is a validation of the important work of uniting community-based organizations to advocate for AAPI children and families, especially those who struggle the most. We are excited for these funds to accelerate CACF’s efforts to strengthen our coalition,” said Art Chang, Board Chair of CACF.

“We are incredibly thankful for Mackenzie Scott’s generous donation, which will undoubtedly play a crucial role in advancing our mission to drive prosperity within Minnesota’s Hmong and New American communities,” said May yer Thao, president and CEO of the Hmong American Partnership to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.

Additional gifts were made to:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Chicago ($4 million)

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (undisclosed)

Association for Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (Undisclosed)

Asian Pacific Environmental Network (undisclosed)

Monsoon Asian and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity ($3 million)

Raksha (undisclosed)

Charles B Wang Community Health Center ($9 million)

Asian Law Caucus ($7 Million)

Asian Counseling and Referral Services ($5 million)

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence ($3 million)

East Bay Asian Youth Center ($3 million)

Asian Pacific Health Care Venture ($5 million)

New Breath Foundation ($1 million)

KFAM (Undisclosed)

National Coalition of Asian Pacific American Community Development ($7 million)

Oakland Community Land Trust (Undisclosed)

Lavender Phoenix (Undisclosed)

New Mexico Asian Family Center (Undisclosed)

Hmong American Partnership ($2 million)

Chinese American Service League (undisclosed)

Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (Undisclosed)

Note: This is not a complete list

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