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Chance The Rapper Announces $2 Million Funding Challenge to Aid Chicago Youth

by Dayna Haffenden   Jun 15, 2017 11:42 AM EDT

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Round of applause for Chance The Rapper.

As per Billboard, The Chi-Town rapper has already donated coats to the homeless, created open-mike series for teens, helped future filmmakers, and donated a million dollars for Chicago Public Schools. Now, Chance has a different mission.

On Wednesday, he participated in the Go Innovation Challenge with the Chicago Beyond philanthropy fund that finds creative ideas to make Chicago a better community for Chicago youth. Chicago Beyond's Liz Dozier made the announcement that they're looking for "for amazing ideas, programs, approaches to support Chicago's kids."

Chance encouraged participants to send in a 90-second video for a chance to earn one of multiple sets of $2 million to make the city of Chicago better. The money is stemmed from Dozier's organization, a nonprofit that supports Chi-Town's youth. The participants must be over the age of 13 and can discuss ideas that would help their community improve.

Chance said during a Facebook Live session that he would be open to help building a recording studio when asked by one viewer. He explained, "If we think it's applicable and it works we'll fully fund the idea and see how many people we can help.We would love to fund them as long as they positively affect the city of Chicago."

The Chicago rapper has always been very passionate about arts and learning in school. Chance said when he donated a million dollars to Chicago Public Schools, "I'm honored to make this donation to Chicago Public Schools Foundation and help cultivate Chicago creative minds. I'm committed to helping Chicago's children have quality learning experiences that include the arts."

Chance The Rapper will be honored at this year's BET awards.  XXL Magazine reported, "Chance will be recognized for his philanthropy and humanitarian efforts when the 2017 BET Awards-which take place alongside the BET Experience (June 22-25) and are hosted by Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones." He was also featured on DJ Khaled's recent single, "I'm The One," off his upcoming album Grateful. The track features Justin Bieber, Quavo, and Lil Wayne.

Well done Chance, well done.

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