What We Do
We support and fund groundbreaking, effective education and emergency response programs around the world.
CLF was founded in 2012 by Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty in honor of her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.
CLF is shifting how the world responds to natural disasters through emergency preparedness and community resilience projects. CLF’s education work tackles barriers to access through holistic initiatives around the globe. Through the voices of Rihanna and her fans, CLF also advocates for policy and systems change while mobilizing people to take action in response to the world’s injustices.
Current programs include primary and secondary education programs in Malawi, Barbados, and Senegal; emergency response programs in the Caribbean and across the globe; and the Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program.
What We Believe
We believe that every child, no matter where they live, deserves the opportunity to fulfill their potential. We are not just another foundation; we are teachers and students, advocates and allies, working to improve the quality of life for communities across the globe.
Since 2012, we have raised more than $80 million to tackle injustices around the world.
We have supported more than 150 projects and programs through our grantmaking.
“The notion that millions of kids are desperate to go to school and are not given the opportunity is something I cannot accept.”
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2019 was a landmark year for CLF. We invite you to explore our milestones.
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