Rihanna has teamed up with former Twitter boss Jack Dorsey once again, this time to fight for climate justice.
The superstar’s Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) together with Dorsey’s philanthropic #StartSmall initiative, has announced they’re committing $15 million to 18 organisations working on the frontlines of the climate crisis and behind the scenes to enact policy change across the U.S. and the Caribbean.
And they’re specifically supporting organisations led by women, Black, Indigenous, people of colour and LGBTQIA+ including the Black Feminist Fund, the Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice, the Native Movement and the Black Visions Collective.
“At the Clara Lionel Foundation, much of the work is rooted in the understanding that climate disasters, which are growing in frequency and intensity, do not impact all communities equally, with communities of colour and island nations facing the brunt of climate change,” Rihanna says in a statement.
“This is why CLF prioritises climate resilience and climate justice work across the U.S and Caribbean.”
This latest round of funding follows the foundation’s $50 million worth of grants distributed in 2020 for climate resilience, justice and the COVID-19 response.
Named after Rihanna’s grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite, the foundation has raised more than $80 million since 2012, supporting over 150 projects across 20 countries.
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