YWCA Greater Pittsburgh receives $20 million grant from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to advance racial justice and gender equity

PITTSBURGH — YWCA Greater Pittsburgh confirmed it received a $20 million grant from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to advance its mission of providing for those who are most vulnerable in southwestern Pennsylvania with an emphasis on women and girls of color. The nonprofit’s board also announced the implementation of its Phase One plans to invest $10 million into mission-critical initiatives of advancing racial justice and gender equity over the next three years.

Scott selected YWCA Greater Pittsburgh as one of 384 nonprofits out of a total pool of 6,500 agencies around the country to receive unsolicited and unrestricted grants that will aim to “alleviate suffering for those hardest hit by the pandemic” or are “addressing long-term systemic inequities that have been deepened by the crisis,” according to a post Scott made on Medium.

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