Rihanna’s Foundation Donates $5 Million to Coronavirus Relief Efforts

Rihanna at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards–Photo credit: The Chocolate Voice

We couldn’t love Rihanna more. Aside from her business ventures, (yes we are big fans of Fenty beauty products) she puts her money where her mouth is. Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation has donated $5 million to various organizations assisting with coronavirus relief efforts.The non-profit announced the donation in a statement this past Saturday.

“When we first began this year, never could we have imagined how (the coronavirus) would so dramatically alter our lives,” the foundation said.

“It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, this pandemic will affect us all. And for the world’s most vulnerable, the worst may be yet to come.”

The foundation donated the money to Direct Relief, Feeding America, Partners in Health, The World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the International Rescue Committee, among others.

The foundation said its goal is “to immediately mobilize a broad response working with on-the-ground partners.”

And there’s more… In a more recent press conference, according to Travel Noire, Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced that Rihanna has just pledged a massive donation to her home country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Through her Clara Lionel Foundation, Rihanna has offered to purchase BB $1.2 million ($700,000 USD) worth of ventilators to help the citizens of Barbados tackle the coronavirus.

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