Jay-Z and Rihanna continue to shake up the world, and it’s not through their music. Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation and Jay Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation are joining forces to donate a combined total of $2 million toward COVID-19 relief efforts.
The “Needed Me” hitmaker announced on Instagram and her foundation’s website that the dynamic duo has teamed up to send Grant money to the following organizations: The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, The Fund for Public Schools, The American Civil Liberties Union, and the New York Immigration Coalition.
The two music superstars’ large charitable donation will assist in providing support to undocumented workers, children of workers who are on the front line of health care, first responders, people who are incarcerated, and seniors as well as homeless people in New York, Los Angeles, and across the nation. One specific aspect of their initiative is to advocate for free COVID-19 testing and treatment for all New Yorkers regardless of immigration status. New York has been the hardest-hit state in the nation by the pandemic, with nearly 76,000 confirmed cases by early Tuesday evening.
People around the world admired the two music moguls for their generous donations.
“Rih putting her money where her mouth is. 🔥🔥,” one user wrote.
“More people like Rihanna please 🙏🏽,” a second user begged.
A third fan explained, “This is why God keeps blessing Rihanna.”
“Boss moves only 🙌🏽,” commented a fourth fan.
A fifth user said, “A real King and Queen🙌🏿.”
A sixth wrote, “Rihanna wasn’t playing when she said #PullUp to the issues and stop talking!!”
“The world needs more of this 🙌🏿,” a seventh encouraged.
Jay-Z’s mother, Gloria Carter, oversees her son’s charity. Carter announced in a statement that the only way to get through this pandemic is with love and action. “In times of crisis it is imperative that we come together as one community to ensure that everyone, especially the most vulnerable, has access to critical needs: shelter, health, nutrition and education,” she said.
The 32-year-old singer seeming holds her community near and dear to her heart. She recently donated $700,000 to coronavirus causes in her home country of Barbados, part of some she donated $5 million to organizations assisting with coronavirus relief efforts throughout the Caribbean, Africa and the United States.