The gift will fund camp stays for 50 disadvantaged young people from the New York neighborhood where 50 -- aka Curtis James Jackson III -- grew up, AllHipHop.com reported Tuesday.
The G-Unity Foundation was started by the rapper to provide grants for nonprofit groups working to improve the quality of life for low-income and underserved communities.
Jackson said he chose the camp because of the programs it offers such as
improvisational acting, blues performance, dance, musical theater/choral singing, set design, juggling, drumming and music video production.
The campers "performed a great show for me," he said of a recent visit to Summer Stars. "It was exciting and rewarding to interact with them and give them an opportunity to showcase their talent."