Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation Donates $5M Towards Coronavirus Relief

Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation (the same organization that hosts the elegant annual Diamond Ball) is stepping up in a major way to combat COVID-19.

The nonprofit’s official Twitter account announced on March 21 that it would be dividing $5 million between partners in Health, Direct Relief, Feeding America, International Rescue Committee, World Health Organization (WHO) and the the megastar’s home country of Barbados in efforts for them to obtain scarce medical supplies, food banks and more in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ve responded to COVID-19 by distributing $5 million to @PIH @DirectRelief @FeedingAmerica @rescueorg @WHO & #Barbados. To prepare communities w/ critical protective gear, medical supplies, equipment and access to food across multiple regions. #CLF #HealthcareHeroes,” the tweet read.

Her record label, Roc Nation, also applauded the move on social media


Founded in 2012 and named after Rihanna’s grandparents, the Clara Lionel Foundation has had its hands in emergency responses during hurricanes, famines, and other natural disasters.