New Impact Snapshot Highlights CLF’s Key Milestones

CLF’s latest impact snapshot presents highlights from our programs and key milestones from the last 18 months and beyond.

In 2012, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty set off on a mission to help bring much-needed health and education solutions to some of the most vulnerable populations. She founded the Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite, with an inaugural project--a $1.75M investment in bringing the first modern radiotherapy equipment to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in her native Barbados.

Since then, CLF’s reach has expanded beyond where we first imagined. Whether through supporting girls secondary education in Malawi, providing scholarships to promising young men and women from the Caribbean and South America, or delivering critical emergency relief services to those affected by natural disasters, CLF is increasingly on the front lines of change where it’s most needed. And we couldn’t be more humbled by the strides we’ve made.

In the course of five short years, the Clara Lionel Foundation has:
- Committed more than $7M grants across 45 projects
- $3.3M to education programs alone
- Donated 735,000 emergency relief supplies
- Reaching 275,000 people affected by disasters
- Inspired more than 300,000 advocacy actions

And we’re just getting started. As we look toward the future, we remain committed to fulfilling our promise to fund groundbreaking and effective education, health and emergency response programs around the world through the expansion of our portfolio and deepening of our impact.

Until then, we invite you to explore our latest impact snapshot. We think the results speak for themselves.