Chance The Rapper Is Donating $1 Million To Chicago Mental Health Services
… are residing in state hospitals. According to NAMI, states collectively cut $4.35 billion in mental health spending between 2009 to 2012. Illinois ranks as the third worst offender, following a 31.7 percent reduction in its mental health budget, according to NAMI. These cuts have had tangible effects on real people.
Chance not only has mental health on his radar. The rapper also announced he would be expanding on the donations he previously made to Chicago Public Schools. Last year, he donated $1 million to Chicago Public School Foundation “for arts and enrichment programming.”
“This year, 20 more schools will get $100K,” Chance said. “We will be upping the game in terms of equity, in terms of what is rightfully yours. Principals, teachers, we got your back.”