Mashable: Rihanna’s climate philanthropy comes into focus with Super Bowl spotlight
Mashable – February 10, 2023
By Rebecca Ruiz
“That type of leadership does not exist in the legacy of what philanthropy looks like.”
– Isabelle Leighton, executive director of the Donors of Colors Network
Isabelle Leighton, executive director of the Donors of Colors Network, a cross-racial community of high net wealth donors that doesn’t have a formal relationship with CLF, praised Rihanna’s approach to philanthropy. She says traditional giving strategies, led predominantly by white funders, tend to “otherize” people of color and give from a “sense of charity.” By contrast, CLF points to a statistic that 95 percent of its partners focus on or are led by women, youth, people of color, or Black, Indigenous, or LGBTQIA+ communities.