Rihanna isĀ the latest amongĀ countless celebrities toĀ pay it forward in order to help fight the spread of coronavirus. The mogul’s Clara Lionel Foundation has donated a total of $5 million to various organizations, particularly in marginalized communities in the United States, the Caribbean and in Africa, that areĀ working toward preventing the further spread of COVID-19 as well as helpingĀ those most deeply affected by theĀ pandemic.Ā CLF has distributed the funds to at least five different non-profits, including Direct Relief, Partners In Health, Feeding America, the International Rescue Committee, the World Health Organizationā€™s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Rihanna  Clara Lionel Foundation donation $5 million fight coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic spread Direct Relief, Partners In Health, Feeding America, the International Rescue Committee, the World Health Organizationā€™s COVID-19 Solidarity Response FundDave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Diamond Ball

ā€œNever has it been more important or urgent to protect and prepare marginalized and underserved communitiesā€”those who will be hit hardest by this pandemic,ā€ Justine Lucas, theĀ executive director at CLF, said in a statement. According toĀ Variety, the donations will “support local food banks serving at-risk communities and the elderly in the U.S., testing and care in Haiti and Malawi, the distribution of medical equipment, vaccine and therapy research and development, and healthcare training.”

Rihanna  Clara Lionel Foundation donation $5 million fight coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic spread Direct Relief, Partners In Health, Feeding America, the International Rescue Committee, the World Health Organizationā€™s COVID-19 Solidarity Response FundChip Somodevilla/Getty Images

ā€œCLF believes that one of the most powerful weapons we have against COVID-19 is preparedness,ā€ theĀ foundation said in a statement. ā€œProtecting our frontline health workers and marginalized communities around the world requires getting ahead of it fast, and the time to act is now.ā€ Rihanna founded CLF back in 2012, in honour of her grandparents,Ā Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. Her goalĀ has been toĀ work closely with community-based leaders and organizationsĀ that support education and emergency response and preparednessĀ around the world. The foundationĀ has hosted many different charity events, includingĀ Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball.