Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), in partnership with #StartSmall, Jack Dorsey’s philanthropic initiative, today announces a commitment of $15M to the climate justice movement in the U.S. and Caribbean.
Through CLF’s justice pillar, the foundation supports organizations on the frontlines fighting for new, equitable systems and policy change. These grants are focused on and led by women, youth, Black, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+ and people of color to accelerate climate justice for those at greatest risk. This powerful group of climate justice leaders and organizers is impacting seven Caribbean countries and nearly all 50 states.
“At the Clara Lionel Foundation, much of the work is rooted in the understanding that climate disasters, which are growing in frequency and intensity, do not impact all communities equally, with communities of color and island nations facing the brunt of climate change. This is why CLF prioritizes both climate resilience and climate justice work across the U.S. and Caribbean,” said Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty, Founder of the Clara Lionel Foundation.
This round of funding is off the back of over $50M in funding in 2020-2021 for COVID-19 response, climate resilience and justice.
“CLF believes strongly that funders must build partnerships with organizations and acknowledge their deep understanding of what is necessary to achieve climate justice in their own communities,” said Justine Lucas, Executive Director of the Clara Lionel Foundation.