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MacKenzie Scott donates $2.7B in latest move to support 'underfunded and overlooked' groups

Scott's donations will go toward 286 organizations.

MacKenzie Scott, formerly married to Jeff Bezos, is donating billions of dollars to charitable causes. 
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MacKenzie Scott, formerly married to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is giving away yet another sizable chunk of money to charitable causes.

In a Medium post Tuesday, Scott said she's donating $2.74 billion to 286 organizations, and talked about how she and a team of advisers are "attempting to give away a fortune that was enabled by systems in need of change." 

The organizations cover a variety of causes including higher education, arts and culture, the fight against ethnic and religious discrimination, and more. 

The donation follows two earlier rounds. In July, Scott gave $1.7 billion to Black, LGBTQ and public health groups. In December, she gave away about $4 billion in roughly four months.