NEW YORK — George Clooney has donated $1 million to combat war crimes and corruption in Africa.

The Clooney Foundation for Justice on Wednesday announced the gift to the Sentry, an investigative initiative that Clooney co-founded to uncover the financial networks behind conflicts in Africa.

In a statement, Clooney said the group’s focus is “to make sure war crimes don’t pay.”

Clooney’s grant, along with others, including one from actor Don Cheadle, totaled $3.45 million for a fundraising campaign.

Clooney and human rights activist John Prendergast founded the Sentry in 2015.