A view outside the Planned Parenthood in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., November 12, 2021 as the state considers restrictive abortion laws.
March 23 (Reuters) - Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $275 million to women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood, the largest gift from a single donor in the organization's more than 100-year history, Planned Parenthood said on Wednesday.
The donation, which is part of Scott's pledge to give away the majority of her wealth, was made to Planned Parenthood's national office and 21 regional affiliates.
"We are incredibly grateful for Ms. Scott’s extraordinary philanthropic investment in Planned Parenthood, as a critical part of the public health infrastructure," Planned Parenthood Chief Executive Alexis McGill Johnson said in a statement.
"This funding will support our efforts to advance health equity by eliminating racial and structural barriers for our patients in the communities where Planned Parenthood works.".
In a Medium post on Wednesday, Scott said she had donated more than $3.8 billion to 465 non-profit organizations, including Planned Parenthood, since last June.
On Tuesday, Habitat for Humanity announced that Scott had donated $436 million, which will go toward the organization's efforts to boost affordable housing and Black homeownership. »