Rihanna is backing her belief that climate change is a matter of social justice by pledging $15 million to the movement through her Clara Lionel Foundation.
The “We Found Love” singer announced the donation on Tuesday to 18 climate justice organizations working in seven Caribbean countries and the United States, including the Climate Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Black Lives Matter Movement.
“Climate disasters, which are increasing in frequency and intensity, do not affect all communities equally, with communities of color and island nations most affected by climate change,” Rihanna said in a statement. , adding that this is why his foundation is prioritizing the climate. work on resilience and climate justice.
The grants, awarded in partnership with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall philanthropic initiative, are focused on groups with women, LGBT, Black and Indigenous leaders because their communities are most at risk.
“Donors should partner with grassroots organizations, recognizing their deep understanding of what is needed to achieve climate justice in their own communities.” Justine Lucas, executive director of the Clara Lionel Foundation, said in a statement.
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