American musicians, Rihanna, Jay-Z, and co-founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey through their foundations have teamed up to launch a coronavirus relief fund.
Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall, and JAY-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation announced the initiative with funds totaling over $6.2 million.
The funds will continue to go towards protecting and serving marginalized populations, helping the most vulnerable in the United States, with a focus on New York, New Orleans and Puerto Rico as well as international communities.
According to the press release, the funds will go directly to support low income families, Covenant House of New Orleans to provide shelter, food, clothing and housing to homeless youth and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to support victims of domestic violence.
Other programs that the grant will go towards include World Central Kitchen, The Hispanic Federation, Total Community Action, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana.
The joint grants will also go towards initiatives internationally, including Doctors Without Borders, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, Direct Relief, and Team Humanity.
Rihanna’s CLF previously donated $5 million to coronavirus relief groups, and she also donated a separate $1 million to support “undocumented workers, the children of frontline health workers and first responders, and incarcerated, elderly and homeless populations in New York City and Los Angeles.”