Jay Z, Rihanna donate a million dollars each to coronavirus pandemic

Written by on April 2, 2020

Jay Z and Rihanna have donated a million dollars each to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation which has already made substantial donations to coronavirus -relief, today announced that an additional $1 million in grants towards COVID-19 response efforts will be matched by Jay-Z’s


Shawn Carter Foundation. The funds, totaling a combined $2 million between the two foundations, will support undocumented workers, the children of frontline health workers and first responders, and incarcerated, elderly and homeless populations in New York City and Los Angeles.

Shawn Carter is Jay Z’s real name and the CEO and co-founder of the Shawn Carter Foundation is Gloria Carter, who’s also Jay Z’s mother. In a media statement about the donation, Gloria said, “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. The only way to get through this pandemic is with love and action.”




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