Los Angeles, California, USA – Pop star and businesswoman Rihanna The 33-year-old donated $ 15 million through her Clara Lionel Foundation to 18 organizations fighting climate change, in partnership with the #StartSmall philanthropic initiative of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, according to PBS. The people of Barbados specifically chose organizations that all work in the United States, as well as the nations of the Caribbean.
In a statement, the Fenty founder said of the donations: “Climate disasters, which are increasing in frequency and intensity, do not affect all communities equally, with communities of colored and island nations facing most of the climate change.”
Rihanna is well known for her philanthropic work. In 2017, he received the Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award. In her acceptance speech, she talked about the reason for donating for education and other endeavors.
“When I was five or six years old, I remember watching TV and watching these commercials and watching other children suffer in other parts of the world and you know the commercials were [како]: “You can give 25 cents. “Save the life of a child,” she explained. “I would also think, ‘I wonder how much 25 cents I could save to save all the children in Africa.’ “When I grow up, when I can get rich, I will save children around the world.”
Rihanna launched the Clara Lionel Foundation – named after her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite – in 2012. In addition to funding climate and justice-related projects, the foundation has also supported those affected by natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey.
One way she raised funds for such efforts was through her event, the Diamond Ball, which Rihanna held annually for five years, from 2012 to 2019. Stars such as Isa Ray, Dave Chapel, Jimmy Kimmel and Kevin Hart hosted the event.