Gucci’s Changemakers Impact Fund drives social change in Miami

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Gucci recently announced the third set of recipients for its Gucci North America Changemakers Impact Fund and scholarship program. After 200 organizations and 400 students applied for the award, this program has awarded 12 nonprofits and 12 students with funding that includes direct impact in Miami.

Launched in 2019, the Gucci North America Changemakers program awards annual impact grants to support community organizations focused on increasing inclusion and diversity in communities and within the fashion industry. The program also awards scholarships of up to $20,000 and offers mentoring and virtual internship opportunities through Gucci America.

Miami is one of the cities, in addition to 11 other deserving places in the United States, which is recognized. Recent studies have shown that Miami is currently experiencing a staggering rate of homelessness, and more specifically, an unexpected proportion of homeless youth. In an ongoing effort to give back, Gucci is pleased to announce its involvement right here in our own backyard. The home has dedicated thousands of dollars to a local youth hotline that actively works to help young people find stable living environments. This program, as offered by Miami Homes For Allis one of 12 grant projects that will benefit from a one-year funding cycle of $50,000.

Since the program’s launch, Gucci has awarded more than 50 students with nearly $1 million in scholarships and more than 40 nonprofit organizations with nearly $2 million in grants. The Changemakers community continues to grow and provides opportunities for students to further their careers in the design and fashion industries while empowering nonprofit organizations to make a difference within their communities.

“It has been an honor to lead Gucci Changemakers North America as we continue to set the industry standard for impactful and creative community-driven initiatives. These young talents and non-profit organizations inspire the Gucci community every day to dream bigger than ever. Through this work, we are focused not only on amplifying their stories of impact, but also inspiring lasting change through the power of arts and culture,” says Antoine Phillips, Vice President commitment to brand and culture at Gucci America.

Gucci worked diligently with the North America Changemakers Council and outside experts to review all applications and make their selections for grantees and scholars. Gucci is focusing its financing in 12 focus cities in North America, including Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington DC

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