Travis Scott Announces 'Project HEAL' Event Safety Initiative & Donates $5 Million
Project HEAL is Travis Scott's new philanthropic initiative that supports community-based initiatives, and he is donating $5 million to the cause.
Travis Scott took to Instagram to share a lengthy message about Project HEAL and how Astroworld Festival victims will be in his heart forever.
“My team and I created Project HEAL to take much needed action towards supporting real solutions that make all events the safest spaces they can possibly be,” Scott wrote. “I will always honor the victims of the Astroworld tragedy who remain in my heart forever.”
According to TMZ, Scott will advocate for students, creatives, music fans, and concertgoers with the project. His initial gift of $1 million will go to HBCU scholarships, possibly through his Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund, That fund has provided financial support for Black students. Scott and his team hope to support at least 100 students with the new funds. Students should be seniors with a 3.5 GPA or higher.
The remainder of Travis' Project HEAL money will be used for several ventures, including developing a free mental health program for children, spearheaded by Houston-based behavioral health expert Dr. Janice Beal. His Cactus Jack Foundation will also expand its creative design program with an expansion of the CACT.US Youth Design Center at TXRX Labs, which a press release describes as a "nonprofit makerspace for young artists, designers, tech innovators, including free studio space, work space, tool spaces, job and apprenticeship training, youth education and events."