Rihanna founded her philanthropy, the Clara Lionel Foundation, in 2012. It was named after her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.
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.
Rihanna’s foundation is partnering with organizations like Direct Relief, Partners In Health, Feeding America. The International Rescue Committee and the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
The $5 million will fund protective gear for hospital workers and first responders. Local food banks that serve the elderly, distributing respiratory supplies and streamlining. A process for testing and care in countries like Malawi and Haiti.
Earlier this year, the Fenty Beauty creator called for everyone to unite. To “fix this world together” while being honored at the NAACP Image Awards.