Saturday, March 6, 2021

Rihanna, JAY-Z, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Team to Donate $6M for Coronavirus Relief Fund

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*Rihanna, Jay-Z, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey continue to donate millions to coronavirus relief efforts to communities hit the hardest by the deadly contagion.

Through her Clara Lionel Foundation, Rihanna has already donated millions towards COVID-19 relief including purchasing supplies for hospitals and assisting victims of domestic violence.

On Wednesday, it was announced that Rihanna’s foundation, Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s #startsmall, have collectively donated another $6.2 million towards COVID-19 relief.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, their latest donation will go towards “protecting and serving marginalized populations” across the United States, with a focus on New York, New Orleans, and Puerto Rico and some international areas. 

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“CLF, Twitter & Square CEO Jack Dorsey and JAY-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) released $6.2 million in grants for COVID-19 rapid response efforts in the U.S and abroad,” read a statement on the Clara Lionel Foundation website. “The grants, distributed across eleven organizations, will support efforts that include providing shelter, food and healthcare services to homeless youth in New Orleans, to building virus testing capacity across the Caribbean and to the set-up of ICUs, hospital beds and isolation units in sub-Saharan Africa, among others.”

We previously reported… Rihanna recently teamed up with Dorsey to provide relief to domestic violence victims during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re joining forces with Twitter/Square CEO @Jack today by co-funding $4.2 million grant to the @MayorsFundLA to address the current crisis for domestic violence victims in Los Angeles as a result of the COVID-19 Safer at Home Order. #startsmall #CLF,” Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation announced on Twitter.

Dorsey also noted on Twitter that the donation will cover “10 weeks of shelter, meals, and counseling for individuals and their children in LA suffering from domestic violence as a result of the COVID-19 Safer at Home Order.”

According to a press release, the grant will provide housing and food for nearly 100 victims every seven days, “with an additional 90 victims every week thereafter for 10 weeks.”

Rihanna previously donated $5 million to various organizations to provide coronavirus relief efforts, in addition to pledging another $1 million alongside Jay-Z to help those most affected in Los Angeles and New York. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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