Rihanna and Jay-Z’s charitable foundations have donated a combined $2 million to coronavirus relief efforts in New York City and Los Angeles.
The pop star’s Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) and the rapper’s Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) announced Tuesday the money will be used to support undocumented workers; the children of frontline health workers and first responders; the incarcerated; the elderly; and homeless populations in the two cities.
Last week, CLF pledged $5 million in grants to help fight coronavirus in marginalized communities across the U.S., Caribbean and Africa. This new round of donations will support the Mayor’s Fund for L.A., the Fund for Public Schools, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Immigration Coalition.
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In his daily COVID-19 briefing Tuesday evening, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti thanked the two stars as well as an anonymous donor.
“Tonight I’d like to report another $1 million contribution from an anonymous donor. You know who you are and I personally want to thank you on behalf of four million grateful souls in Los Angeles,” Garcetti said. “On top of that, I want to thank two people who have filled our lives with joy and happy moments — Rihanna and Jay-Z — who both stepped up as well with such generosity to help us out.”
Watch Garcetti’s comments below at the 12 minute mark.