“Beyoncé is continuing her heart of support and helping where needed most. Phase Two of the BeyGOOD Impact Fund will now help those impacted by the housing crisis,” the press release read. “The housing moratorium is set to end on Dec. 26, resulting in mortgage foreclosures and rental evictions. Many families are impacted due to the pandemic that resulted in job loss, sickness and overall economy downturn."
Online applications open on Jan. 7, with the NAACP facilitating the process. The grants will be disbursed in two rounds – one at the end of January and another in February.The "Lemonade" singer's philanthropic efforts have also helped small businesses that were negatively impacted by the pandemic. Over the summer, the mom of three partnered with the NAACP to award $10,000 grants to Black-owned companies who needed financial assistance.
According to the press release, that initiative assisted over 250 businesses.But Beyoncé’s charitable work doesn’t end there.
In April, the mogul donated $6 million to aid local community-based organizations that focused on mental health issues stemming from the pandemic in New Orleans, Detroit and Houston, the singer’s hometown, as Blavity previously reported."Communities of color are suffering by epic proportions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many families live in underserved areas with homes that make it harder to practice social distancing. Communities that were already lacking funds for education, health, and housing are now faced with alarming infection rates and fatalities and these communities lack access to testing and equitable healthcare,” the Grammy Award-winning singer said.
"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," she concluded.In November, she partnered with Peloton to launch an exercise series, as Blavity previously reported. The partnership also gifted two-year memberships to students who attended various HBCUs. Bey’s recreation of the Black homecoming experience also included Peloton’s commitment to “pursuing long-term recruiting partnerships.”