Metro Boomin donates $100,000 to five women-focused St. Louis nonprofits to honor his mother's legacy


Metro Boomin has announced his initiative to donate $100,000 to five women-focused nonprofits in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, to honor the legacy of his late mother.

“I've seen firsthand how much work it is to be a single mother. My mother was my inspiration and my hero,” Metro said in a statement. “It's very important to me to pay it forward because I see that same resilience and dedication in the women these organizations work with.”

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The producer has partnered with Rung for Women to present individual checks of $20,000 to Almost Home, Diamond Diva Empowerment Foundation, Haven of Grace, Little Bit Foundation and Parents as Teachers. The grants will be paid to women to help them with their issues, including getting out of debt and paying expenses like utilities, childcare and rent.

Metro raised the funds during the Leslie Joanne Soirée holiday event held at Rung in December. Rung for Women, an organization designed to encourage and inspire women to climb the economic ladder, is currently a trustee of Metro in anticipation of the launch of its independent charitable foundation.

“We are excited to partner with Metro Boomin in his work supporting single mothers in St. Louis,” said Rung's President Leslie Gill. “Inspired by the remarkable love he feels for his late mother, he demonstrates his commitment to women and our community.”

Outside of his philanthropic efforts, Metro has recently released two collaborative albums with Future. The first of the two projects, “We Don't Trust You,” came out in March and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as did its follow-up, “We Still Don't Trust You,” in April.

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