On Thursday, Rihanna announced the first annual Diamond Ball to benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation. The foundation aims to improve the quality of life for communities around the globe in the areas of health, education, arts and culture. The black tie event will take place on Dec. 11 at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills.

The Clara Lionel Foundation was started in 2012 in honor of Rihanna’s grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.

“There is truly nothing I’m more proud of and we’ve just gotten started,” she said in a statement. “I’m excited to continue my work and thrilled to be able to host the Diamond Ball – a night that promises to be elegant and inspirational.”

Rihanna was inspired to create the foundation after witnessing the shortcomings of the Barbados healthcare system first-hand as her grandmother battled cancer. The Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine and Queen Elizabeth hospital was officially named in 2012, thanks to a large personal donation from the pop star.

A press release states that funds raised at this year’s Diamond Ball will go toward improving the center, purchasing equipment and infrastructure planning – a projected $2.4 million cost.

Approximately 600 guests will be able to purchase table and ticket packages for the event, including a dinner, live auction and an intimate performance from Rihanna herself.

Fans interested in learning more about the foundation can visit claralionelfoundation.org.