The $4.2 million joint grant to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles will help provide support and resources to individuals and children suffering from domestic violence, including shelter, meals and counseling. CLF and Dorsey have each committed $2.1 million to the fund.
According to the Los Angeles Housing Authority, an estimated 90 people per week have been turned away from full shelters since the stay-at-home order went into effect last month. The joint grant is expected to cover 90 domestic violence victims per week through 10 weeks.
While Rihanna and Dorsey’s grants will aid domestic violence victims in Los Angeles, “victims of domestic violence exist all across the world, so this is just the beginning,” the announcement states.
Last week, Rihanna’s CLF and Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation donated $2 million to support undocumented workers, the incarcerated, homeless and elderly populations, and children of frontline healthcare workers in Los Angeles and New York City amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In March, Rihanna donated a supply of personal protective equipment via her foundation to the state of New York to assist the state in its pandemic mitigation efforts. CLF also donated $5 million to multiple organizations around the world to help protect healthcare workers and marginalized communities in their battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.