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Rihanna, Jay-Z & Twitter CEO Team Up to Co-Fund More Than $6 Million in COVID-19 Grants

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Rihanna and Jay-Z pose during The 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the STAPLES Center on Feb. 8, 2015 in Los Angeles.

Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) and Twitter/Square CEO Jack Dorsey announced on Wednesday (April 15) additional joint grants dedicated to supporting global COVID-19 rapid response efforts.

The latest funds total over $6.2 million, and will go towards protecting and serving marginalized populations in the United States, with a focus on New York, New Orleans and Puerto Rico as well as international communities.

Domestically, the grants will benefit foundations such as Give DirectlyMayor’s Fund to Advance New York CityCovenant House New Orleans, World Central KitchenSecond Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans & AcadianaTotal Community Action and The Hispanic Federation.

Internationally, the grants will help Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS FoundationDirect Relief and Team Humanity.

The announcement comes less than a week after Rihanna and Dorsey unveiled a joint $4.2 million grant to the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles, helping domestic violence victims in the city amid the COVID-19 "stay at home" order. Additionally, CLF and SCF announced $2 million in grants to coronavirus response efforts in New York City and Los Angeles.