Rihanna is best known as a singer and actress, but her business acumen is completely on point. She is the founder and co-founder of multiple Fenty product lines, including a cosmetics brand, fashion house, and lingerie company. Before creating any of these operations, Rihanna focused on charitable works with the Clara Lionel Foundation, named in honor of her grandparents. So naturally, her Fenty brands create new opportunities to contribute to good causes in their names.
The Clara Lionel Foundation is a nonprofit charity that prioritizes education, advocacy, and emergency preparedness. Its programs focus on uplifting communities with educational investments, such as creating primary and secondary schools. In recent years, CLF has directed its attention to climate emergencies, donating millions of dollars toward short-term disaster relief and long-term infrastructure projects. And that’s before we get into the $47 million CLF contributed to global COVID relief and racial justice initiatives.
So how does Fenty help? Outside of Rihanna’s direct contributions, the cosmetic line supports a Clara Lionel Foundation collection where 100% of proceeds support the fund. If you’re not interested in a makeup purchase, there’s a direct CLF “product listing” that lets you donate directly. It’s not like we needed another reason to love Rihanna, but we’ll gladly take this one.