Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty
supported and elevated
Afghanistan • Algeria • Anguilla • Antigua and Barbuda • Bangladesh • Barbados • Belize • British Virgin Islands • Burkina Faso • Cameroon • Central African Republic • Cote d'Ivoire • Democratic Republic of Congo • Dominica • Dominican Republic • The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis • Greece • Grenada • Haiti • India • Kenya • Malawi • Mali • Mexico • Montserrat • Navajo Nation • Pakistan • Puerto Rico • Panama • Saint Lucia • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines • Sierra Leone • South Africa • Syria • Tanzania • United States • Venezuela • Yemen
For Mental Health Services
For Education and Employment
For Housing and Shelter
In Cash Assistance
For Voter Advocacy AND Community Organizing
For Emergency Response and Preparedness
For Police Reform
For legal support
Provided with access to health services and equipment
Children and young adults given access to education
Students Provided with Access to Technology
Climate Resilience and
CLF’s Climate Resilience Initiative (CRI) invests in multiple dimensions of emergency preparedness and scaling solutions across three key pillars: access to shelter, health and communications. In 2020, we began working with partners to assess information ecosystems and technology in Barbados and Dominica in order to recommend methods to strengthen emergency communications across the region.
We also supported infrastructure and operational preparedness at health clinics in Belize and the Dominican Republic with the International Planned Parenthood Federation-Western Hemisphere and Engineers Without Borders-USA. And we're working with these organizations, along with the Belize Family Life Association and the Profamilia, on the creation of a resilience toolkit that can be distributed to health clinics seeking to bolster their emergency preparedness and response strategies.
Education in the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa
CLF, in partnership with the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), has taken a 360-degree approach to transforming the impact of our education programs. Through strategic grantmaking, we're helping provide new pathways for young women and girls in Malawi and elsewhere to thrive. Our scholarship programs are increasing the number of girls accessing quality education while professional development, HIV-tester and COVID-19 response training programs are enabling students to transition from secondary school towards higher education or successful careers.
Exacerbated by the impact of racial, social and health disparities, communities of color, low-income households, LGBTQIA+ youth, at-risk students out of school, refugees, the incarcerated and many others found themselves at the epicenter of a public health emergency.
The COVID-19 crisis left millions of Americans facing food insecurity for the first time. In many areas, there was already a lack of consistent access to adequate, nutritious food. In June, CLF partnered with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to significantly increase the organization’s capacity to provide access to food for those facing food insecurity. By creating new pop-up food distribution centers in communities lacking permanent access to pantries and increasing its financial support to existing food pantry partners within its network, the Greater Chicago Food Depository is ending hunger for thousands of children, older adults and families in neighborhoods across Chicago.
During the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, CLF quickly worked in tandem with the Government of Barbados to procure 30 life-saving ventilators for Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). The donation of ventilators is only one piece of CLF’s long standing support of QEH, the Foundation’s inaugural partner. Continuing the foundation’s support in Barbados, when the pandemic forced school closures, CLF distributed 4,000 tablets to students who did not have access to remote learning technology in partnership with the Ministry of Education.
For more than 40 years, Newark Emergency Services for Families (NESF) had been providing individuals and families in Essex County, New Jersey with assistance ranging from emergency food, clothing, shelter, rent and utilities support, as well as mental health services. During the pandemic, the demand for these services, and more, significantly increased, especially for unhoused, low-income and senior citizen populations. At a time when the state’s infection rates were near all-time highs, CLF stepped in to help NESF adjust and expand its menu of services to support the health and livelihoods of its community members.
Following the murder of George Floyd, CLF provided funding to the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) to expand its operational capacity in pursuit of a shared vision and agenda to win rights, recognition and resources for all Black people. We are proud to support M4BL’s policy, advocacy, grantmaking, capacity- and movement-building efforts at a time when their work is more critical than ever.
Covenant House is one of the most well-known and trusted crisis care centers in New Orleans. Runaway, unhoused, trafficked and at-risk youth and children depend on Covenant House New Orleans not only for food, shelter, security and support services, but also love, safety and respect. During the height of the pandemic, more young people sought support from Covenant House New Orleans than ever before. With help from our partnership, the organization managed to remain continuously open throughout the crisis, and did so in a way that ensured the safety of its residents while providing them with comprehensive care and support.
For asylum-seekers living in the United States, when disaster such as a global health crisis hits, the few resources and services typically available to sustain and support them become even fewer. An event like the pandemic has the potential to forever dash the dreams for security, safety and freedom for hundreds of survivors of persecution from around the world. Our support helped ensure Freedom House remained one of the few shelters in Detroit that was able to keep its doors open to new clients throughout the year and beyond.
More than 15 years ago, Hurricane Katrina wiped out nearly 2,000 lives because of racism, apathy and a broken emergency response system.
Live telecasts and racially biased reporting on the disaster inflicted wounds into our collective memory that have yet to heal.
Today, people of color, marginalized populations
and those living in poverty
bear the brunt of
no matter where in the world they live.
This is why we at CLF are determined to push forward with a greater sense of urgency than ever before.
Thank you to every person that gave to CLF at any level over the past year. We are grateful for every contribution.
Dick Clark Productions
Jairus Byrd & Family
Open Society Foundations
Savage X Fenty
Sean Michael Anderson Foundation
Shawn Carter Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Sony Music Group
Stadler Family Charitable Foundation
Start Small LLC
The Cara Delevingne Foundation
The David Rockefeller Fund
The Giving Back Fund, Inc.
Universal Music Group
*$10K and above as of December 31, 2020