Bezos Donates A Billion
According to CNN Amazon Ceo Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie will commit $2 billion to fund existing nonprofits to help homeless families. The money will also create a network of preschools in low-income communities.
The project is called “Bezos Day One Fund.” He announced it on Twitter this morning.
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) September 13, 2018
Earlier this year, Amazon partnered with the Seattle nonprofit Mary’s Place to build a permanent homeless shelter in its headquarters. Previously they helped the nonprofit house 200 homeless people. That’s not it either.
Bezos and his wife also donated $10 million to “With Honor,” a nonpartisan organization and super PAC wants to boost the number of veterans in politics. Their goal is $30 million and Bezos gave them one-third of it.
Past talk of not contributing his fortune will probably cease as this fund is massive and will help many.