Nonprofit and Philanthropic Work

In his free time, Scott Adelson gives back to his community and is an active board member for other public and private companies to provide professional insight and guidance. He supports many nonprofit organizations that are important to him and holds an interest in arts, culture, education, and health nonprofits. He started the Adelson Foundations along with 7Sherpas in 2016 to help preserve art and culture throughout the world.

In 2018, the Adelson Foundation received the official 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For the University of Chicago Poverty Lab, Scott Adelson created a fund that focused on early childhood social and emotional intelligence for underprivileged communities, offering a unique roadmap for policymakers seeking to address problems with homelessness.