At the program held in the school’s new performing arts auditorium, the brand highlighted the second round of its initiatives, and unveiled the opening of applications for the third round of student scholarship and community organization impact grants.
Powered by Gucci Equilibrium, the program has already invested more than $2.5 million of a multiyear commitment since its founding in 2019. The 2022 Gucci Changemakers Impact Fund will support 12 non-governmental organizations with one-year grants of $50,000 each. The Gucci Changemakers Scholarship Program will award up to 10 students with a $20,000, one-year scholarship based on financial need.
Gucci Changemakers Scholars Program has pledged to distribute $1.5 million over four years across its scholarship programs. During this round, Matthew Williams, who attends Kent State University, has begun work on creating a learning arts center for youth to explore art, and Yetunde Sapp, who attends Parsons School of Design, created SLAChouz, which stands for “Support a Living Artist Collective” house, an artist residence and content house.