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Rihanna’s Foundation Donated $15 Million to Climate Justice. newsradio win

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Rihanna is supporting her belief in making climate change a social-justice issue by pledging $15 million to the movement through her Clara Lionel Foundation.
The “We Found Love” singer announced a donation Tuesday to 18 climate justice organizations operating in seven Caribbean countries and the United States. These include the Climate Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environment Network and the Movement for Black Lives.
“Climate disasters, which are increasing in frequency and intensity, do not affect all communities equally, with communities of color and island nations bearing the brunt of climate change,” Rihanna, the eastern Caribbean island of Barbados, said in a statement. Is.” , She notes that inequality is the reason her foundation, named after her grandparents, prioritizes both climate resilience and climate justice work.
The grants, given in partnership with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall philanthropic initiative, are focused on groups with women, LGBT and black and Indigenous leaders as their communities at greatest risk.
Justin Lucas, executive director of the Clara Lionel Foundation, said in a statement, “Fundors should build partnerships with grassroots organizations to acknowledge their deep understanding of what is essential to achieving climate justice in their own communities. We do.”
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