Gucci makes grants to non-profit organizations through the Changemakers Program

Gucci has unveiled the new members of its Social Changemakers program in North America. This year, 12 non-profit organizations received $50,000 in scholarships and 12 students received $20,000. WWD writes about it.

in 2022 more than 200 organizations applied. The Living Walls festival in Atlanta made it to the finals; the anti-gun organization Free Root Operation in Chicago; Mosaic Youth Theater in Detroit and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

In addition to funding, organizations will have the opportunity to participate in volunteer activities with Gucci employees, as well as interviews with the brand’s leadership and its additional cultural engagement programs in North America.

The scholarship recipients are Cassius Palacio of USC, Decai Hailu of UCLA, Dorothy Pallanes of Drexel University and Madison Grant of Xavier University in Louisiana. They will also be able to complete a six-week virtual internship at the American division of the Italian brand.

“These talented young people and nonprofits inspire the Gucci community to dream like never before every day.” With this work, we are focused not only on expanding its impact, but also on inspiring lasting change through the power of art and culture,” said Antoine Phillips, vice president of brand and cultural engagement at Gucci Americas.

Earlier, Gucci expanded the Gucci Dive collection with new unisex watches. The brand aims to reduce its impact on the environment, so its production is sustainable.

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