Rihanna, Jack Dorsey, and Jay-Z Plan to Send $6.2M in COVID-19 Grants to New York, New Orleans, Puerto Rico and Sub Saharan Africa


( ENSPIRE News ) Rihanna, Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z Team up to Aid in Coronavirus Effort

Rihanna, Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey are coming together to bring coronavirus relief efforts to marginalized communities in cities that have been attacked by the virus. The three cities on their list are New York, New Orleans, and Puerto Ric as well as some International communities. The three are also working to distribute the aid to sub-Saharan Africa.

All of the grants will be delivered to 11 non-profits in the US, Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa and will provide healthcare, food, and shelter. The grants will also provide healthcare services and testing kits.

The additional funding of $5 million in donations by Rihanna’s charity will be added in March. Twitter CEO Dorsey also committed earlier this month to put $1 billion of his own funds into an effort for coronavirus relief and other aid programs.

Some of the grant money will also be made available to international organizations, including Doctors Without Borders, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, and Team Humanity.