Chance the Rapper is giving back to the community. The superstar rapper has pledged to donate $1 million to the Chicago Mental Health Services. He made the announcement at his second summit for his nonprofit organization SocialWorks.
The donation will give $100,000 grants each to six mental health providers in Cook County. The rest of the money will go to start a new initiative called My State of Mind. This will help those people in need with the treatment they deserve.
Chance the Rapper also said that he will donate more money to Chicago Public Schools, something SocialWorks has done for a few years now. Before this year, the popular rapper has given millions of dollars to the Chicago schools.
Last year, he donated $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools Foundation for their "arts and enrichment programming." This year, he is giving $100,000 to 20 more schools and Chance the Rapper said that his organization as the backs of the teachers and principals.
Every month, Chance the Rapper holds an OpenMike night where he invites local high school students to come out and showcase their talents on stage. There have been 33 of these events so far and he even brought in Childish Gambino to perform at one of the events.