From Justin Bieber to Rihanna, Stars Are Giving Back During the Coronavirus Outbreak

As the coronavirus pandemic continues and forces many businesses to remain closed, celebrities are rallying together to help those in need and aid in relief efforts. Stars like Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Ciara, and Russell Wilson have all stepped up and donated to food banks and charities, while others like John Legend, Charlie Puth, and Chris Martin are putting on live at-home performances for fans who are self-isolating. With everything going on in the world, it's refreshing to see celebrities using their platforms to make a positive impact. Ahead, see how stars are giving back during this sensitive time.

Beyoncé
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Beyoncé

On April 22, the singer revealed that her charity, BeyGood, partnered with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's COVID-19 relief effort, Start Small. Together, they will donate $6 million to organizations that are providing mental health services during the coronavirus outbreak. They will also team up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to offer local support in Beyoncé's hometown of Houston, as well as New York, New Orleans, and Detroit.

In May, Beyoncé's charity, BeyGOOD, teamed up with her mom Tina Knowles-Lawson's #IDIDMYPART campaign to encourage Houston residents to get tested for COVID-19. "We hope this will become a movement and that it will encourage us to get tested and find out our status," Tina told CBS News. "The virus is wreaking havoc on the black community so we need a movement to prioritize our health."

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

The couple donated more than $112,000 from their royal wedding broadcast to the UK's Feeding Britain charity in April. A spokesperson for the Harry and Meghan told People they are "delighted" to see the money go to "such a great cause."

Meghan and Harry also volunteered with LA nonprofit Project Angel Food to deliver meals to people living with critical illnesses that make them more vulnerable during the pandemic. According to the charity's executive director, Richard Ayoub, the duo wore masks and gloves while following social distancing guidelines. "They engaged with our chefs, they engaged with clients," he told People. "They just wanted to make sure that people felt the love and appreciation."

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Prince's Estate

The Prince Estate will team up with YouTube to stream the late singer's Prince and the Revolution: Live concert, which was filmed near the end of the Purple Rain tour on March 30, 1985. The streaming event will take place May 14–17.

Rihanna
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Rihanna

In March, Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation gave $5 million to bolster coronavirus response efforts, helping the most vulnerable in the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa. The singer also donated medical supplies to New York. "I would like to thank Rihanna and the Rihanna Foundation for donating personal protective equipment to New York State," Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted. "We're so appreciative of your help and that of so many others who have stepped up." The following month, she and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey teamed up to donate $4.2 million to help victims of domestic violence affected by the stay-at-home order in LA.

Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre
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Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre

The couple — both recovering from COVID-19 — will use their roles as U.N. Goodwill Ambassadors to launch a $40 million initiative for the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The effort will aid and support rural farmers and residents, who are likely to suffer more during the pandemic.

Ariana Grande
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Ariana Grande

The singer announced on Instagram in March that she would be supporting the Opportunity Fund, Feeding America, the World Health Organization, and the Italian Red Cross.

Emma Stone

On April 25, the actress partnered with choreographer Ryan Heffington to host a virtual dance party and raise money for the Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit providing health services and online resources for families who need extra support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

On April 19, the couple launched Quarantine Wine to raise money for charities that are providing relief amid the pandemic. GiveDirectly, Direct Relief, the Frontline Responders Fund, and America's Food Fund will benefit from the proceeds of their wine sales.

Michael Che
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Michael Che

Michael revealed his grandmother died due to complications from coronavirus in April. To honor her, the Saturday Night Live star announced that he's paying one month's rent for all 160 residents in her former apartment building.

Pink

In April, Pink revealed she tested positive for COVID-19 after she and her 3-year-old son, Jameson, began to show symptoms. She made a full recovery and pledged donations to medical facilities. "In an effort to support the healthcare professionals who are battling on the frontlines every day, I am donating $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honor of my mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center," she wrote on Instagram. "Additionally, I am donating $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund."

Selena Gomez

The singer made a donation to LA's Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in March to show her gratitude for everything they've done for her. In 2017, Selena received a kidney transplant at the hospital.

Eminem
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Eminem

The rapper donated containers filled with his "mom's spaghetti" — a reference to his 2002 hit "Lose Yourself" — to Detroit healthcare workers. Michigan-based company Henry Ford Health System shared an Instagram snap of the food delivery, writing, "Our #HealthcareHeroes 'lost themselves' in the delicious Mom's Spaghetti donated by Detroit's very own, @eminem. Thank you for providing a special meal for our team members!"

Kerry Washington
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Kerry Washington

In an April interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Kerry revealed that she's partnered with MedShare, an organization that delivers medical supplies and equipment to communities in need. Her financial aid will specifically support hospitals in her hometown of the Bronx, NY.

The Cast of This Is Us

Sterling K. Brown and his This Is Us costars worked with Frontline Foods to send food to hospitals in Pennsylvania. "My fellow Pearsons and I have teamed up to support @frontlinefoods by sponsoring dinner for our healthcare heroes at some of the hardest hit hospitals in Philly & Pittsburgh," Sterling wrote on Instagram.

Sia

On May 1, the singer dropped her single "Saved My Life," which was cowritten by Dua Lipa. Proceeds from the track are going to Americares and the Community Organized Relief Effort, nonprofits providing disaster relief.

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Charlize Theron

The actress announced that her organization, the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, will launch an initiative called Together For Her to raise money for domestic violence shelters and community-based programs that combat gender-based violence. Charlize pledged $500,000 to the new cause, as well as an additional $500,000 to other COVID-19 relief efforts.

"During this unprecedented global crisis, we are being told to shelter in the safety of our homes — but what if our homes aren't safe?" Charlize wrote on Instagram. "For the millions of women and children around the world sheltering with their abuser, home can be dangerous . . . Please join us in showing women experiencing domestic violence that they are not alone — we are behind them, with them, for them, #TogetherForHer."

Kylie Jenner
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Kylie Jenner

The beauty mogul donated $1 million to Los Angeles hospitals in March. Kylie's doctor, Dr. Thaïs Aliabadi, announced on Instagram that the donation was made to help her and other doctors buy masks, face shields, and other medical supplies.

"I am speechless, my eyes are filled with tears of joy and my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude. I made a wish to the Universe to gather protective masks for our brave healthcare workers and today my dream came true," Dr. Aliabadi wrote on Instagram. "I have never felt more blessed to be a doctor, as helping our brave ER and ICU workers feels just as gratifying as helping my own patients. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU @kyliejenner ❤️. You are my hero. This generous donation will help save many precious lives. Our world is a better place with you in it. I love you so much."

Elton John

In April, Elton revealed his nonprofit, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, was launching a $1 million coronavirus emergency fund to protect those affected by HIV. "Our new COVID-19 emergency fund will help front-line partners to prepare for and respond to the pandemic and its effects on HIV prevention and care for the most marginalized communities," he said from his Los Angeles home in a video posted on social media. "We must keep up momentum or else the results could be disastrous for people living with HIV and other infectious diseases. We're with you, we're thinking of you, we will not leave anyone behind."

JAY-Z
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JAY-Z

The music mogul's Shawn Carter Foundation teamed up with Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation in March to donate $2 million in COVID-19 relief efforts in NYC and LA. The funds will go to support undocumented workers, the incarcerated, homeless and elderly populations, and children of frontline healthcare workers.

Justin Bieber

In February, the 26-year-old singer donated 200,000 RNB ($29,000) to the Beijing Chunmiao Children Aid Foundation in China to assist with coronavirus relief efforts. "I know it's a very scary time in your country right now, but my prayers and support go out to you guys," Justin said in an Instagram video. "You guys are amazing."

Colin Kaepernick
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Colin Kaepernick

The former NFL star donated $100,000 to his Know Your Rights campaign's COVID-19 relief effort. The proceeds will go toward helping communites that have been inordinately affected by the virus. "We need each other now more than ever," Colin wrote on Instagram. "This Fund was created to raise money and awareness to the disproportionate impact this pandemic is having on Black and Brown communities. Join us in our mission‬ 🖤✊🏾."

Leonardo DiCaprio
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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo teamed up with philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs to launch America's Food Fund. The foundation will work with hunger relief organizations World Central Kitchen and Feeding America to help low-income families, the elderly, people affected by job disruptions, and children who rely on school lunch programs. As of April 2, America's Food Fund has raised $12 million.

"In the face of this crisis, organizations like World Central Kitchen and Feeding America have inspired us all with their unwavering commitment to feed the most vulnerable people in need," Leonardo said in a statement. "I thank them for their tireless work on the frontlines, they deserve all of our support."

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander

Justin, a pitcher for the Houston Astros, announced he and wife Kate will donate his MLB paycheck to different charities providing coronavirus relief. The contributions will be made weekly. "As soon as the first paycheck is received we will be highlighting the first organization," Justin wrote. "We know everyone is impacted by this crisis, but for those who are able, we encourage you to stay home to help flatten the curve and look to those around you who need a helping hand."

Angelina Jolie
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Angelina Jolie

In March, the actress donated $1 million to No Kid Hungry. "As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus," Angelina told People in a statement. "Many children depend on the care and nutrition they receive during school hours, including nearly 22 million children in America who rely on food support. No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible."

Cody Simpson and Miley Cyrus

Cody and Miley showed their gratitude for healthcare workers by delivering 120 taco meals to a nearby hospital on April 4. "So grateful for these true legends of our time dedicating their lives to battling this pandemic," Cody captioned a gallery of photos and videos from their visit. "Show some love to yours in your community!"

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka, along with BON V!V Spiked Seltzer, are donating $100,000 to women who are "overcoming the struggles of our new realities in their own powerful way." Priyanka made the announcement on Instagram in March.

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg announced that his restaurant chain, Wahlburgers, will pay for Beaumont Hospital workers' lunches in Michigan. He also revealed that the facility received a donation of iPads for patients to communicate with their families and caregivers.

Nina Dobrev

The actress announced that she's donating $10,000 to "help purchase masks and important medical supplies for various hospitals."

Bruno Mars
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Bruno Mars

In March, the singer donated $1 million to help MGM employees who have been affected by the coronavirus. "The people at MGM have given Bruno Mars the rare opportunity to be able to continuously gig while he's in the creative process of working on his next album," his rep told ET Canada in a statement. "With the closures across Las Vegas, Bruno wanted to show his appreciation to the amazing employees who help make these shows possible in hopes that we'll all be out of this situation and having fun together again very soon." Bruno has been performing at The Park Theater at Park MGM since 2016.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

The couple pledged $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada in March. "Though we must be distancing ourselves to protect those who don't have the opportunity to self quarantine, we can stay connected," Blake said in an Instagram statement. "We can all do something for one another, even if that's simply staying home." They also made a donation of $100,000 each to hospitals in New York including Elmhurst, NYU Hospital, Mount Sinai, and Northern Westchester.

Ciara and Russell Wilson

In March, the pair showed their support for their community by donating one million meals to Seattle food bank Food Lifeline. "People are losing loved ones — the elderly and the young, the people in between," the NFL quarterback said in an Instagram video. "What we've decided to do is partner up with our local food bank in Seattle, Seattle Food Lifeline, and we're gonna donate a million meals, hopefully make a difference."

Lady Gaga

The singer's cosmetics company, Haus Labs, announced in March that it would donate 20 percent of its week's profits to local food banks in LA and NYC. The following month, Gaga announced that she and Global Citizen raised $35 million with the help of corporate leaders, tech companies, and philanthropists.

Steph and Ayesha Curry

In March, the couple's foundation, Eat Learn Play, made a donation to the Alameda County Community Food Bank and Feeding America "to help ensure no child has to worry about where their next meal is coming from."

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Kanye West donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Dream Center in Los Angeles and We Women Empowered in his hometown of Chicago in March. Kim Kardashian is also donating 20 percent of the proceeds from her shapewear brand Skims to Baby2Baby's COVID-19 Emergency Response Program.

Kristen Bell

Kristen and her kids donated $150,007.96 to No Kid Hungry in March. "NKH has always been there for kids who need them. They work tirelessly to provide food for the hungry bellies all over this country," the actress wrote on Instagram. "The reason the number is odd, is because when my kids overheard me making the donation, they asked if they could also donate the money from their piggy bank. I couldn't have been prouder to add that extra, and important 7 dollars and 96 cents." Along with the donation, Kristen and Dax Shepard waived rent collection in April for their apartment tenants in California.

Justin Timberlake

Justin announced in March that he was donating to the Mid-South Food Bank, which is in his hometown of Memphis, TN. "This is a crazy time, but remember we're all in it together," Justin tweeted. "Every. little. thing. helps."

Eric Stonestreet

The Modern Family star donated 200,000 meals to Harvesters food bank in Kansas in March. "I'm only posting this to maybe motivate you to do what you can, when you can, if you can, to help vulnerable families in our community during this time," he wrote on Instagram. "Right now, Harvesters is considered an essential service and they are working to get as much food to people as they can."

Dierks Bentley

After Nashville bars were ordered to shut down in March, the country singer announced he would be giving each of his 90 employees at Whiskey Row Nashville $1,000 to "help in the short run as our community and country try get a handle on the situation."

Kevin Love

After the NBA suspended the rest of its season in March, the Cleveland Cavaliers star donated $100,000 through his foundation to help Cleveland arena staff. "I hope that during this time of crisis, others will join me in supporting our communities," he wrote on Instagram. "Pandemics are not just a medical phenomenon. They affect individuals and society on so many levels, with stigma and xenophobia being just two aspects of the impact of a pandemic outbreak."

Jimmy Fallon

The late-night host and his family made a donation to Feeding America in March. "Right now I'm thinking about what we can do to help our most vulnerable populations — children who are losing the one meal they may rely on per day, our friends and family who are facing job issues, the elderly, and low-income families," Jimmy said on Instagram. "My family made a donation to @FeedingAmerica, who are working tirelessly to feed those in need around the country."

Donatella and Allegra Versace

In March, the fashion designer and her daughter, Allegra, donated $213,677 to the intensive-care department of Milan's San Raffaele hospital to fight against the coronavirus. "Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by this disease," Donatella said in a statement. "This is when we, as a society, need to stand together and care for one another."

Bong Joon-Ho and Suga
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Bong Joon-Ho and Suga

The Parasite director and the BTS singer donated more than $164,000 toward coronavirus disaster relief efforts in South Korea in February.

Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa
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Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa

The couple donated $1 million to aid in relief efforts in March. According to People, their donation went to the New York Governor's office, which will help purchase ventilators and aid the WIN organization, which runs several women's shelters in NYC. In May, Kelly and Mark donated half a million dollars to support homeless children and families in NYC.

Bethenny Frankel
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Bethenny Frankel

The former Real Housewives of New York City star star has been raising funds to put together kits with masks for medical professionals due to the shortage of supplies. "#BStrong has now committed to 150k+ masks to be distributed to Mass. General, UCLA, Cedars Sinai, Mt. Sinai, NYU, Newton Wellesley, and more hospitals all over the country - this is because of YOU!" she wrote on Instagram. "Thousands of dollars are coming in by the minute and we need to keep it going! Our healthcare workers cannot protect themselves and need support. We are also donating #coronakits to healthcare workers who need hydration, sanitization, and immune building supplies."

Shawn Mendes

Shawn's foundation made a donation to Canada's SickKids Foundation in March to "help support urgent screening and preventing of COVID-19."

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The former California governor donated $1 million to a GoFundMe account called Frontline Responders Fund, which is run by an organization called Flexport. "I never believed in sitting on the couch and complaining about how bad things are, I always believed we should all do our part to make things better," he wrote on Instagram in March. "This is a simple way to protect our real action heroes on the frontlines in our hospitals, and I'm proud to be part of it."

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Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston

The Breaking Bad stars followed in Ryan Reynolds's footsteps to donate a portion of his Aviation Gin sales to out-of-work bartenders by donating 30 percent of all proceeds from online orders of their Dos Hombres Mezcal throughout May. The funds will go to the United States Bartender's Guild, which has set up an emergency assistance program to help bartenders affected by the coronavirus.

Emilia Clarke

Emilia asked people around the world to donate money to her SameYou charity in an Instagram video in March. The organization assists people recovering from brain injuries and strokes and its new initiative is to make beds for coronavirus patients and help people recover from brain injuries at home in order to free up more beds. Twelve donors will be chosen for a virtual dinner with the actress.

Oprah

Oprah announced that she is donating a total of $10 million to various organizations, including America's Food Fund, to help people during the pandemic.

Tom Brady

In April, Tom partnered up with private aviation company Wheels Up to donate 10 million meals to Feeding America.

Cardi B
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Cardi B

The rapper donated 20,000 bottles of OWYN (a plant-based meal replacement supplement drink) to NYC hospitals in April so that medical staff can stay nourished while fighting coronavirus. She also teamed up with Fashion Nova to donate $1,000 every hour until May 20 to those affected by coronavirus.

Madonna
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Madonna

Madonna donated $1 million to the Gates Philanthropy Partners's COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator. "Her contribution is alongside the commitments by the Gates Foundation, Wellcome, Mastercard, U.K. Government and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – all partners in the initiative," her rep told Variety in a statement. "The money will go through the COVID-19 Response Fund operated by Gates Philanthropy Partners, so not directly to the Gates Foundation."

Halsey

The singer donated 100,000 face masks to four medical facilities in California in April. "Every single day I am in awe of the medical workers on the frontlines. Their determination, selflessness and empathy is the single greatest example of our capacity to love and survive as humans," she wrote on Instagram. "Please continue to stay home, if you can. If you are on the frontlines, my heart is with you. And I will be continuing the fight to help you get the support and resources you need."

Sandra Bullock
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Sandra Bullock

The actress donated 6,000 N95 masks to health care workers in LA.

Matthew McConaughey
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Matthew McConaughey

After hosting a game of virtual bingo with a senior care facility in Texas, the actor and his family donated 80,000 masks to police and fire stations in Austin in April.

U2
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U2

In April, the Irish rock band donated over $10 million to help with the purchasing of personal protective equipment in Ireland.

Ryan Seacrest
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Ryan Seacrest

The Live With Kelly and Ryan host donated $1 million to help with coronavirus relief efforts in NYC and LA in April. "New York and Los Angeles are very special places to me and so I wanted to do something in the immediate to give back in these unprecedented times," Ryan told People. "After seeing a news report about first responders sleeping in their cars in New York to avoid putting their loved ones at risk, I wanted to do something to help make sure these New Yorkers stay safe while they're away from their families busy taking care of ours."

Lupita Nyong'o

In April, the actress made a donation to NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital and their Healthcare Workers Fund "to support the physical and emotional wellbeing of their staff."

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

In April, the pair donated $1 million to the All In Challenge, which supports a handful of organizations like Meals on Wheels, No Kid Hungry, America's Food Fund, Feeding America, and World Central Kitchen.

The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers donated $20,000 masks to NYC's Weill Cornell Medicine and the University Medical Center in Las Vegas in April.

Dove Cameron

In April, Dove teamed up with Uber to donate $50,000 to Feeding America.

Yara Shahidi

The actress also teamed up with Uber to donate $50,000 to Feeding America in April.

Drew Barrymore

In April, Drew partnered with Uber to donate $100,000 to Feeding America.

Octavia Spencer
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Octavia Spencer

In April, Octavia teamed up with Miku Smart Baby Monitor to donate respiratory monitors to hospitals in Alabama and New York. "I hope we can all find ways — small and large — to give back to our neighbors, family, and those on the frontlines," the actress wrote on Instagram.

Greta Thunberg

In April, the 17-year-old environmental activist donated her $100,000 prize money from the human act award to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to help children affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Trevor Noah
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Trevor Noah

In April, The Daily Show host personally paid the salaries of 25 furloughed members of his show's crew amid the industry-wide production shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ashley Graham

In May, the model teamed up with Bella+Canvas and Until We Do It to donate 50,000 non-medical face masks to underserved communities to help stop the spread of COVID-19.