Following Mac Miller‘s unexpected passing on Sept. 7, a charity organization called the Mac Miller Circles Fund was created. The foundation was made in the late rapper’s honor, and it’s located in his hometown of Pittsburgh.
According to a new report from TMZ, the charity has been able to raise well over $700,000.
TMZ recently learned of the news, where it was revealed to the source that the charity received an outpouring amount donations from fans of the late rapper. They have since collected roughly $350,000 via those donations.
To add to that number, money earned from a tribute event celebrating Miller’s life, called “Mac Miller: A Celebration Of Life,” will also be added to the overall collection of money raised, which will be around another $350k.
With both amounts combined, it means that the Circles Fund will have earned an astounding $700,000.
The Mac Miller Circles Fund is in partnership with the Pittsburgh Foundation.
The partnership provides programs and resources to youth in underprivileged areas in order for them to “recognize their full potential through exploration in the arts and community building.”
For further information about the Mac Miller Circles Fund, or to donate, you can go here.
Mac Miller’s death:
Back in November, it was reported that Mac Miller’s cause of death was ruled an accidental overdose. The late rapper’s cause of death was released after a toxicology report issued by the L.A. County Coroner’s Office was released.
In the report, it was found that Miller had fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol mixed in his system, and as reported by Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, the mix of these substances caused the rapper’s untimely death at the young age of 26.
Upon hearing the news of the late rapper’s passing, many artists have come forward to offer their condolences to his family, friends and fans. Of those musicians, Ariana Grande wrote a heartfelt tribute, and Lil Xan expressed a desire to get sober.
Before his unexpected passing, the artist recorded two singles for a new Spotify session called Spotify Singles. The two-song EP was officially released back in November.
For the session, Miller decided to play a new, slowed down, version of his track “Dunno,” which is taken from his fifth, and ultimately his last, studio album, 2018’s Swimming.
In addition to the Swimming track, Miller also decided to do a cover of Billy Preston’s 1974 song, “Nothing From Nothing.”