Photo by Greg Allen / Invision / AP
Photo by Greg Allen / Invision / AP

The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation is donating $3 million to provide up to 200 scholarships for South Los Angeles area residents laid off or furloughed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced Friday.

Winfrey reached out to organizations that were responding to pandemic-caused needs, while also addressing systemic inequality and social justice.

“As I continue to seek out ways to support underserved communities, I was struck by the unique multi-layered approach to effect real change to the systematic barriers of access to healthy food, quality health care and educational opportunities,” Winfrey said.

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