Rihanna founded her philanthropy, the Clara Lionel Foundation, named after her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite, in 2012. The organization, which helps fund education and emergency preparedness, is stepping in now during the coronavirus global pandemic. Clara Lionel is donating $5 million to coronavirus relief efforts, per the foundation’s website.
According to the site, the money will go toward Direct Relief, Feeding America, Partners in Health, The World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the International Rescue Committee, and more. The funds will also support local food banks serving at-risk communities and the elderly population in the U.S.
The $5 million will also help support acceleration in testing and healthcare in vulnerable countries including Haiti and Malawi. The statement on the site also adds that the funds will go toward “mobilization of resources and additional capacity and support for Native communities.”