$3.5M Gift from Mackenzie Scott to Habitat Seminole-Apopka


As part of an unrestricted, $436 million gift to Habitat for Humanity International and 84 U.S. Habitat affiliate organizations from American author and philanthropist Mackenzie Scott, Habitat Seminole-Apopka has been chosen by Makenzie Scott a transformational $3.5 million. The gift will substantially help our affiliate realize our goal of providing affordable housing and financial education.

We are deeply grateful to be selected by Mackenzie Scott for this transformational gift. This amazing contribution validates our work locally in Seminole County and Greater Apopka over the past 30 years. Even more, it is a testament to the donors and volunteers who have enabled us to build more than 200 houses so far. We couldn’t do our work without them.

The generous gift will help us continue the quest to bridge the homeownership wealth gap in underprivileged areas within Seminole County and Apopka. It will help us to create even more affordable housing than envisioned in the next few years, enabling even more local residents to realize their homeownership dream in a manner they can afford. The gift will also help provide financial wellness education for first-time homebuyers, whether or not in Habitat’s program.

With housing affordability in Central Florida at crisis levels, this transformational gift and the continuing local support could not come at a better time. Our community will benefit from families being stably housed and the many positive social outcomes – such as better health, higher graduation rates, lower crime and pregnancy rates – that come with homeownership. 

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