Chance The Rapper is giving back to his hometown once again by pledging $1 million to Chicago mental health services.
On Oct. 4, Chance announced he will be donating $1 million to mental health services in Chicago during the second annual summit for his nonprofit SocialWorks. The plan is to give six mental health services each $100,000 grants. This comes as a part of SocialWorks’ new initiative called “My State of Mind” which works towards improving mental health and resources for Cook County, Illinois.
The initiative will also provide a guidebook that assists people with finding the right resources that best suit them. The guidebook will be available in a physical copy as well as digital. In addition to his donation announcement he also touched on his work in philanthropy. Chance revealed his fund, New Chance, will be renewed for another year. New Chance was founded in 2017 and raised money for 20 public schools through help from several companies including Google.
Chance is now looking to donate $2 million to 20 more schools that teach children computer science.