COVID-19: Jay-Z, Rihanna, Twitter CEO Co-Fund More Than $6 Million in Grants


American musicians,  Carter, popularly known as Jay Z and Rihanna Fenty have teamed up with Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) and Dorsey made the announcement on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 stating that the additional joint grants is dedicated to supporting global COVID-19 rapid response efforts.

The latest funds total over $6.2 million, and will go towards protecting and serving marginalized populations in the United States, with a focus on New York, New Orleans and Puerto Rico as well as international communities.

Domestically, the grants will benefit foundations such as Give Directly, Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, Covenant House New Orleans, World Central Kitchen, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans & Acadiana, Total Community Action and The Hispanic Federation.


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