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Chance The Rapper donates $1 million to Chicago Public Schools

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On the heels of his Grammy wins, Chance The Rapper announced that he will be donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools.

Chance made the announcement at a press conference held earlier today. For every $100,000 raised, Chance's non-profit will match that amount with another $10,000. Portions of tickets sales from his upcoming tour will be use to fund this donation according to a tweet from @fakeshoredrive.

Chance recently met with the Illinois governor over school funding cuts.  Chance wanted him to honor his original commitment to provide $215 million to Chicago Public Schools.

You can watch a portion of the press conference below.

Our kids should not be held hostage because of political positions


. <a href="https://twitter.com/chancetherapper" target="_blank" link-data="{&quot;link&quot;:{&quot;attributes&quot;:[],&quot;linkText&quot;:&quot;@chancetherapper&quot;,&quot;target&quot;:&quot;NEW&quot;,&quot;url&quot;:&quot;https://twitter.com/chancetherapper&quot;,&quot;_id&quot;:&quot;00000184-c386-d511-ada5-ffdff93a0007&quot;,&quot;_type&quot;:&quot;ff658216-e70f-39d0-b660-bdfe57a5599a&quot;},&quot;_id&quot;:&quot;00000184-c386-d511-ada5-ffdff93a0008&quot;,&quot;_type&quot;:&quot;809caec9-30e2-3666-8b71-b32ddbffc288&quot;}">@chancetherapper</a> is donating $1,000,000 to Chicago Public Schools <a href="https://t.co/NHoQzzoC5M" target="_blank" link-data="{&quot;link&quot;:{&quot;attributes&quot;:[],&quot;linkText&quot;:&quot;pic.twitter.com/NHoQzzoC5M&quot;,&quot;target&quot;:&quot;NEW&quot;,&quot;url&quot;:&quot;https://t.co/NHoQzzoC5M&quot;,&quot;_id&quot;:&quot;00000184-c386-d511-ada5-ffdff93a0009&quot;,&quot;_type&quot;:&quot;ff658216-e70f-39d0-b660-bdfe57a5599a&quot;},&quot;_id&quot;:&quot;00000184-c386-d511-ada5-ffdff93a000a&quot;,&quot;_type&quot;:&quot;809caec9-30e2-3666-8b71-b32ddbffc288&quot;}">pic.twitter.com/NHoQzzoC5M</a><br><br> — Corbin Reiff (@CorbinReiff) <a href="https://twitter.com/CorbinReiff/status/838845063341953024" target="_blank" link-data="{&quot;link&quot;:{&quot;attributes&quot;:[],&quot;linkText&quot;:&quot;March 6, 2017&quot;,&quot;target&quot;:&quot;NEW&quot;,&quot;url&quot;:&quot;https://twitter.com/CorbinReiff/status/838845063341953024&quot;,&quot;_id&quot;:&quot;00000184-c386-d511-ada5-ffdff93b0000&quot;,&quot;_type&quot;:&quot;ff658216-e70f-39d0-b660-bdfe57a5599a&quot;},&quot;_id&quot;:&quot;00000184-c386-d511-ada5-ffdff93b0001&quot;,&quot;_type&quot;:&quot;809caec9-30e2-3666-8b71-b32ddbffc288&quot;}">March 6, 2017</a>

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