The three foundations announced the initiative today, with funds totaling over $6.2 million. As per a press release on the grants, it has been revealed that the money will go towards "protecting and serving marginalized populations" across the United States, but with a focus on New York, New Orleans, and Puerto Rico.
Domestically, the fund will provide grants to Give Directly to help support low income families impacted by the pandemic, the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City to support domestic violence victims, and the Covenant House New Orleans to provide shelter and other essential goods to the homeless. Other initiatives supported by the fund include the Second Harvest Food bank of Greater New Olreans & Acadiana, Total Community Action, and the Hispanic Federation.
The joint grants will also go towards initiatives internationally, including Doctors Without Borders, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, Direct Relief, and Team Humanity. Rihanna, Dorsey, and JAY-Z have joined a growing list of celebrities who are lending all kinds of support to those who need it most during this pandemic.
Rihanna's CLF previously donated $5 million to coronavirus relief groups, and she also donated a separate $1 million to 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." Dorsey meanwhile, made a pretty sizeable donation himself.