August 11, 2016 5:19 PM ET

The 26 year old singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, donated $250,000 to the organization, according to his representatives.

Stand up for this. we can either sit and watch, or do something about it. the time is now. #blacklivesmatter."

The Black Lives Matter Network was founded in 2012 after the death of Trayvon Martin. The creators of the hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, subsequently created the organization. They now have over 30 chapters across the United States. Drake, Beyonce and Jay Z have also been been vocal about the movement on social media and through their music.