Most of the $640 million in new philanthropic donations from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Scott will go to groups that support radical left-wing causes, such as assisting criminal illegal migrants and promoting male-born transgender athletes who desire to play women’s sports.

Scott will provide 67 migrant-advocacy organizations a total of $122 million in legal aid and other support, according to a New York Post review of 361 gifts made Tuesday by her nonprofit Yield Giving.

MacKenzie Scott issued the following message about her massive donations to radical left-wing causes:

Last year I pledged to give the majority of my wealth back to the society that helped generate it, to do it thoughtfully, to get started soon, and to keep at it until the safe is empty. There’s no question in my mind that anyone’s personal wealth is the product of a collective effort, and of social structures which present opportunities to some people, and obstacles to countless others.

Like many, I watched the first half of 2020 with a mixture of heartbreak and horror. Life will never stop finding fresh ways to expose inequities in our systems; or waking us up to the fact that a civilization this imbalanced is not only unjust, but also unstable. What fills me with hope is the thought of what will come if each of us reflects on what we can offer. Opportunities that flowed from the mere chance of skin color, sexual orientation, gender, or zip code may have yielded resources that can be powerful levers for change. People troubled by recent events can make new connections between privileges they’ve enjoyed and benefits they’ve taken for granted. From there, many will choose to share some of what they have with people whose equal participation is essential to the construction of a better world.

I began work to complete my pledge with the belief that my life had yielded two assets that could be of particular value to others: the money these systems helped deliver to me, and a conviction that people who have experience with inequities are the ones best equipped to design solutions. Last fall, I asked a team of non-profit advisors with key representation from historically marginalized race, gender, and sexual identity groups to help me find and assess organizations having major impact on a variety of causes. Though this work is ongoing and will last for years, I’m posting an update today because my own reflection after recent events revealed a dividend of privilege I’d been overlooking: the attention I can call to organizations and leaders driving change.

The non-profits listed below were selected for transformative work in one of the following areas of need:

Total given to date:

    • Racial Equity: $ 586,700,000
    • LGBTQ+ Equity: $ 46,000,000
    • Gender Equity: $ 133,000,000
    • Economic Mobility: $ 399,500,000
    • Empathy & Bridging Divides: $ 55,000,000
    • Functional Democracy: $ 72,000,000
    • Public Health: $ 128,300,000
    • Global Development: $ 130,000,000
    • Climate Change: $ 125,000,000

On this list, 91% of the racial equity organizations are run by leaders of color, 100% of the LGBTQ+ equity organizations are run by LGBTQ+ leaders, and 83% of the gender equity organizations are run by women, bringing lived experience to solutions for imbalanced social systems. Driven by a deep belief in the value different backgrounds bring to problem-solving on any issue, we selected for diversity in leadership across all categories of giving, supporting vital variety of perspective and experience in solutions on every cause. All of these leaders and organizations have a track record of effective management and significant impact in their fields. 

As pointed out by the Post: “The big winners include the Florida Immigrant Coalition, which vehemently opposes Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ crackdown on migrants who commit crimes; and the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition, which is fighting that state’s efforts to increase illegal-migrant enforcement. Both scored $2 million awards.”

“Scott’s other awards include $117 million to 67 prisoner-advocacy groups and other organizations helping jailbirds and ex-cons; and $72 million to 43 groups promoting ‘gender identity,’ ‘sexual orientation’ and other LGBTQ causes – such as championing the rights of biological boys who identify as transgender girls to compete in female sports,” the report continued. “She’s also earmarked another $18 million to 10 groups pushing clean energy.”

“Bezos’ wife is using the profits he made through capitalism to [fund] the rope that will hang capitalism,” said Mike Gonzalez, a senior fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, referencing Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin’s famed quote: “’The capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.”

Scott’s use of Bezos’ money is yet another example of charities founded on the rewards of capitalism, such as the liberal Rockefeller Foundation, abusing their funds to attack free-market ideals, Gonzalez added.

“These things that she’s donating money to – whether it’s transgender ideas, helping illegals, prisoner rights, climate change – they’re all trying to transform our system away from capitalism,” he said.

MacKenzie Scott is the third wealthiest woman in the United States.


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