The Weeknd has donated $250,000 to the Black Lives Matter Network, according to the Associated Press.
The foundation was created in 2013 by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, following Trayvon Martin’s death. It describes itself as “a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life,” and has branches in nearly 40 U.S. cities, as well as in The Weeknd’s hometown of Toronto.
The donation comes on the heels of the singer’s $50,000 gift to the University of Toronto last week, with money going toward a new Ethiopic Studies program.
In the past, The Weeknd has been vocal about his support for Black Lives Matter. After Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot and killed by police in July, he tweeted, “Enough is enough. it’s time to stand up for this. we can either sit and watch, or do something about it. the time is now. #blacklivesmatter.”