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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Donates $10M to Meek Mill and JAY-Z’s Reform Alliance for COVID-19 Relief

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*Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has donated $10 million to the group Reform Alliance, which has Meek Mill and JAY-Z among its founding partners.

The non-profit will receive the funds as part of Dorsey’s #StartSmall imitative, and will be used to help with coronavirus pandemic relief efforts in prisons across the nation, Complex reports. 

“The criminal justice system needs to change,” said Dorsey. “COVID-19 adds to the injustices, and Reform is best suited to help.”

Reform CEO Van Jones said that “this level of support from a tech titan marks a turning point for the criminal justice reform movement.”

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Reform will use the money to purchase over 10 million masks for prisons in 50 different states.

Dorsey previously teamed with Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation to provide relief to the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis, with a focus on Detroit and Flint, Michigan.

Together, their charitable organizations have donated another $3.2 million on finding solutions in both cities “for everything from food distribution to foster care, bail relief, temporary shelter, and social support services,” per Complex.

Back in April, Rihanna 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.”

Days after this announcement, JAY-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation teamed up with Rihanna and Dorsey to launch a grant for “protecting and serving marginalized populations.” 

Their combined donations totaled over $6.2 million.

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