Chicago cbs media giant oprah winfrey is donating 12 million dollars to organizations helping underserved communities during the covid 19 pandemic. Cnn oprah winfrey joined the growing list of celebrities who are donating money to coronavirus relief efforts.
In 1989 oprah winfrey created the oprah winfrey scholars program with a donation of 12 million.
How much money did oprah donate to charity. In 2019 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the program which has served over 700 morehouse men with scholarships oprah announced an additional donation of 13 million from owcf for a total investment of 25 million. In september 2015 oprah winfrey announced she would donate 100 000 to the geanco foundation in honor of david oyelowo her costar in selma and the butler according to the hollywood reporter. The media mogul announced on thursday that she donated 10 million to help.
The us dream academy is a national after school program seeking to work with children who have one parent usually a father incarcerated. Winfrey wasn t specific about how she will donate the remaining 9 million but did say it will go to americans in cities across the country as well as where she grew up in rural mississippi. The goal is to break the cycle of incarceration.
Just last year winfrey parked some 36 million of her own money in the foundation. Oprah winfrey donates 10 million to coronavirus relief efforts and fighting food insecurity winfrey spoke with chef josé andrés to reveal that a 1 million portion of her donation will benefit. According to its most recent filing the oprah winfrey foundation has total assets of a whopping 172 million.
In 2006 oprah donated almost one million dollars and according to financial reports she is one of their biggest supporters. Leonardo dicaprio laurene powell jobs and oprah winfrey on thursday donated millions of dollars to help launch america s food fund to help the most at risk people during the covid 19 crisis. Her charity is giving the money to groups in five cities she has called home including of course chicago which will get five million dollars.