Rihanna And Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Donates $4.2 Million Towards Domestic Violence Victims
After pledging $5 million towards coronavirus relief, Rihanna is back with another multi-million donation. According to the Billboard, the pop singer’s foundation Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have teamed up to provide $4.2 million to victims of domestic violence impacted by the coronavirus lockdown.
CLF and Dorsey each committed $ 2.1 million to the fund.The joint donation will be put into the Los Angeles Mayor’s Fund to keep an eye on the city’s overcrowded shelters.
We're joining forces with Twitter/Square CEO @Jack today by co-funding $4.2 million grant to the @MayorsFundLA to address the current crisis for domestic violence victims in Los Angeles as a result of the COVID-19 Safer at Home Order. #startsmall #CLF pic.twitter.com/JKoKb60N3n
— Clara Lionel Fdn (@ClaraLionelFdn) April 9, 2020
According to the Los Angeles Housing Authority, about 90 people a week have been removed from full shelters since the stay at home order came into effect last month. The joint grant is expected to cover 90 victims of domestic violence per week for 10 weeks.
Earlier this week, Dorsey had announced that he was donating $1 billion of his equity in Square to help fund COVID-19 relief efforts.
I’m moving $1B of my Square equity (~28% of my wealth) to #startsmall LLC to fund global COVID-19 relief. After we disarm this pandemic, the focus will shift to girl’s health and education, and UBI. It will operate transparently, all flows tracked here: https://t.co/hVkUczDQmz
— jack (@jack) April 7, 2020
Last week, Rihanna’s CLF and Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation donated $ 2 million to support undocumented workers, incarcerated populations, the homeless and the elderly, and children of front-line health workers in Los Angeles and New York amid the coronavirus pandemic.