Rihanna, Jay-Z, & Twitter CEO Team Up To Provide $6.2 Mln In COVID-19 Grants

Rihanna‘s Clara Lionel Foundation, Jay-Z‘s Shawn Carter Foundation and Twitter & Square CEO Jack Dorsey jointly released $6.2 million in support of COVID-19 rapid response efforts in the U.S and abroad.

The grants, distributed across eleven organizations, will support efforts that include providing shelter, food and healthcare services to homeless youth in New Orleans, to building virus testing capacity across the Caribbean and to set-up ICUs, hospital beds and isolation units in sub-Saharan Africa, among others.

In the United States and Puerto Rico, funds will benefit Give Directly, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, Covenant House New Orleans, World Central Kitchen, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans & Acadiana, Total Community Action, The Hispanic Federation, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, Direct Relief and Team Humanity.

In response to these relief efforts, the UBS Optimus Foundation announced that it would provide a $1 million grant to Médecins Sans Frontières.

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