Beyoncé teaming up with Twitter chief on $6 million Covid-19 mental health initiative


Beyoncé has partnered with Twitter boss Jack Dorsey to provide $6 million in relief funding for mental health support services.

The funding from Beyonce’s BeyGOOD non-profit via Dorsey’s #startsmall initiative, which he has set up with $1 billion in equity from his mobile payments platform Square, will go to various organizations providing mental health and wellness services.

The money will go to organizations across the U.S. through partnerships with the University of California, Los Angeles, and the National Alliance in Mental Illness (NAMI).

A press release stated that BeyGOOD chiefs recognize, “the immense mental and personal health burdens being placed on essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Going on to highlight the pressure on African-Americans working in these occupations, it continued: “In our major cities, African-Americans comprise a disproportionate number of workers in these indispensable occupations, and they will need mental health support and personal wellness care, including testing and medical services, food supplies and food deliveries, both during and after the crisis.”

United Memorial Medical Center, Bread of Life, Matthew 25 Ministries and many other organizations, including NAMI centers in New York, Detroit, New Orleans, and Houston will benefit from the money.