The Caterpillar Foundation is committing $8.5 million to support communities, including underserved populations, who are affected by the virus. The investment is intended to have a global impact supporting the world’s most pressing needs by partnering with the United Nations Foundation and the World Health Organization Solidarity Response Fund. At the same time, the Foundation is supporting local communities by engaging facilities to donate to local charities in an effort to create the biggest impact in the company’s own backyards, including providing millions of meals for people in need.
In addition, the Foundation is partnering with organizations to provide resources to hospitals, medical staff and patients, as well as enabling online STEM and coding education for youth impacted by school closures. The Foundation is also expanding its existing U.S. Matching Gifts Program to provide a 2:1 match on employee and retiree donations to eligible nonprofits beginning March 16 through May 1, 2020, per the program conditions that can be found here. These gifts allow Caterpillar people to give even more to the organizations they are passionate about and see how they are making a difference during this pandemic.
More on Caterpillar’s response can be found here.