Scott Announces “Open Call” For No-Strings Grants
MacKenzie Scott is launching a $250 million open call for community-focused nonprofits through her organization, Yield Giving, as reported by the Associated Press and others. The initiative aims to provide unrestricted $1 million donations to 250 selected nonprofits with operating budgets between $1 million and $5 million. This marks the first time nonprofits can directly apply for funding from Scott, who has previously donated over $14 billion to 1,600 organizations. In partnership with the nonprofit Lever for Change, the open call process seeks to empower and strengthen communities often overlooked and reduce disparities in health, education, and economic outcomes. Applicants need to register by May 5 and submit their applications by June 12. After peer review, up to 1,000 finalists will be chosen, and a publicly named panel will select the 250 winners, who will be announced in early 2024.