As the only organization that is dedicated exclusively to health equity and creating lanes in the medical field for BIPOC, NMF most recently has launched a focus on creating pipeline opportunities for people who look like us to hold healthcare roles addressing every level of patient care.
The donation from Scott will be used to launch those efforts at a much faster rate.
“MacKenzie Scott’s transformative philanthropic investment is the jet fuel NMF needs to take bold and decisive action to build a more equitable and healthy future for communities of color in the U.S.,” said NMF President and CEO Michellene Davis, Esq. in a news release. “This gift is particularly timely as the COVID-19 pandemic takes a disproportionate toll on communities of color and shines a spotlight on the human cost of health inequity. NMF will use this unrestricted gift to build its endowment and accelerate our work to invest in the development of BIPOC health care leaders who are laser-focused on eliminating unnecessary and preventable health disparities experienced by communities of color.”