Twitter CEO-Jack Dorsey and Popstar-Rihanna Donate $4 Million To Help Domestic Violence Survivors Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Rihanna and Jack Dorsey, are teaming up to help victims of domestic violence in Los Angeles affected by the stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) and Jack Dorsey have teamed up to help victims of domestic violence in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

The singer's CLF and the Twitter/Square CEO have each committed to donating $2.1 million, which will cover 10 weeks of expenses for domestic violence victims and their families. As per press release, the $4.2 million grant will provide housing and food for approximately 90 victims every seven days, "with an additional 90 victims every week thereafter for 10 weeks." Applicants and their families will also receive access to counseling.

Earlier this week, Jack Dorsey announced that he was allocating $1 billion of his equity in Square to help fund COVID-19 relief efforts.

Last week, CLF and Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) announced $2 million in grants to COVID-19 response efforts to support undocumented workers, the children of front-line health workers and first responders, and incarcerated, elderly and homeless populations in New York City and Los Angeles. 

In March, CLF announced $5 million in grants to on-the-ground partners working on the front lines of the coronavirus response to protect and prepare vulnerable and marginalized communities in the U.S., Caribbean and in Africa.