Rihanna, Jay-Z And Jack Dorsey Co-Fund Total Of $6.2 Million Towards COVID-19 Response

Rihanna, Jay-Z and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey continue to collaborate to support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways.

The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), Twitter & Square CEO Jack Dorsey’s #startsmall and JAY-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) announced on Wednesday they have co-funded a grand total of more than $6.2 million towards coronavirus relief efforts.

Various relief efforts benefitting from the three organizations include those supporting low-income families, domestic violence victims, homelessness, senior populations, food distribution, and Puerto Rico health clinics. Internationally, funds will benefit Doctors Without Borders, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, Direct Relief and Team Humanity.

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Last week, Rihanna and Dorsey’s organizations made a donation to help those suffering from domestic violence due to the “stay at home” order in Los Angeles issued as part of the COVID-19 precautions.

Rihanna‘s Clara Lionel Foundation and Dorsey created a joint fund that will see both donating $2.1 million for a total of $4.2 million. The grant will go towards the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles.

 

The money “will provide 10 weeks of support including shelter, meals, and counseling for individuals and their children suffering from domestic violence at a time when shelters are full and incidents are on the rise.”

A statement estimated that around 90 people per week (many including their children) have been turned away from domestic violence shelters since people were told to stay home.

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“At approximately $125 per day, the grant will cover housing and food for 90 domestic violence victims per week, with an additional 90 victims every week thereafter for 10 weeks,” Rihanna’s foundation said.

This isn’t the first coronavirus relief donation either humanitarian has made. RiRi has donated $1 million to efforts supporting undocumented workers, frontline workers and more, another approximately $700,000 in ventilators to Barbados and $5 million towards medical equipment in New York.

Dorsey made a further $1 billion donation which will be distributed via the Start Small Foundation.

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