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Oakland-based YR Media Receives $2.5M Grant from Mackenzie Scott and Dan Jewett Foundation

OAKLAND, Calif.–()–YR Media (formerly Youth Radio) today announces a $2.5M grant from the Mackenzie Scott and Dan Jewett Foundation, an astounding investment into the 25-plus-year-old youth media organization headquartered in Oakland. This marks the largest single unrestricted grant in the history of YR Media, which started as a storefront operation amplifying BIPOC youth voice via public radio partners and has evolved into a national multimedia platform and education center serving young people ages 14 to 29.

In a Medium post dated June 15, philanthropist Mackenzie Scott publicly announced that the donation to YR Media and “286 other teams were selected through a rigorous process of research and…

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