Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, Yara Shahidi, and more Top DoSomething’s List of Most Charitable Celebrities

DoSomething, a non-profit organization aimed to encourage younger generations to make a change, has released their Celebs Gone Good 2017 list – and it’s full of black Hollywood’s finest! According to Billboard, the list recognizes celebrities who used their impact to affect social change all over the globe. These celebrities helped raise awareness for causes such as education, gun violence, mental health, sexual assault, LGBTQ, hurricane/disaster relief and the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Topping this year’s list is Hip-Hop heavyweight Chance the Rapper, who launched the New Chance Arts & Literature Fund for art programs in Chicago schools – as well as raising over $3.2 million for Chicago Public Schools. Rounding out the top 10 were Colin Kaepernick, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Houston Texans star J.J Watt, Kesha, Yara Shahidi, Zendaya, and TV personality Bethenny Frankel.

DoSomething also selected eight young celebrities who give back to keep your eye on in 2018. These young stars include – Chloe X Halle, Kiersey Clemons and Skai Jackson, who is an anti-bullying advocate and apart of the Treat Yo Friends campaign. Halima Aden made the list for promoting young people to stay true to their values and diversity in fashion, as she is the first hijab-wearing fashion model.

Be sure to check out the full list below!

2017 Celebs Gone Good rankings:

Chance the Rapper

Colin Kaepernick

Ariana Grande



JJ Watt


Yara Shahidi


Bethenny Frankel

Nicki Minaj

Lin Manuel Miranda

Lauren Jauregui

Jennifer Lopez

Shawn Mendes

Demi Lovato

Ava DuVernay

John Legend & Chrissy Teigen

Miley Cyrus

Bruno Mars

Celebs to Watch in 2018:

Jacob Sartorius

Skai Jackson

Halima Aden

Camila Mendes

Chloe and Halle

Cameron Boyce

Rowan Blanchard

Kiersey Clemons

Top Content Creators:

Jerome Jarre


Lilly Singh

Anna Akana

Jenn Im

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