Chance The Rapper to Donate $1 Million to Chicago Mental Health Services

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Chance The Rapper is loved for his music, but he’s also known for his philanthropic work in his local community. The 25-year-old Chicagoan spoke at the second annual summit for his SocialWorksnon-profit and announced that he will be donating $1 million to the city’s mental health services.

Six different mental wellness providers will be receiving $100,000 grants. Along with the donation, SocialWorks will also be kick-starting an initiative called My State of Mind in Cook County, Illinois to improve the city’s mental health resources.

“With the help of SocialWorks, we want to change the way that mental health resources are being accessed by you,” he said.

He also revealed that the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund that started back in 2017 would be giving $100,000 to 20 more schools in the Chicago area over the course of the next three years. In total, $2 million will be going to public schools with help from major companies like Google, Conagra Brands, and more.

One of the most notable events organized by Chance The Rapper and his non-profit organization is the monthly OpenMike night, where high school students are welcome to showcase their creativity on stage. There have been 33 OpenMike nights so far, and Chano brought out close friends like Childish Gambino, to perform in the past.

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