Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified in Wuhan, China, and the World Health Organization declared it a global public health emergency on January 30, 2020. The business community is mobilizing its expertise, capabilities, and community resources to assist with the relief and containment efforts. 

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Disclaimer: This tracker is a compilation of publicly available and company-submitted data and may not be fully representative of all private sector giving.

Year: 
2020

3M

3M has donated medical supplies such as respirators, surgical masks and hand sanitizer in affected areas in China, and will continue to work with humanitarian aid partners such as Wuhan Red Cross, Direct Relief and MAP International to provide needed equipment. 3Mgives, the social investment arm of 3M, also pre-stocks supplies with humanitarian aid partners, and these product donations were provided to be rapidly deployed to affected communities. This is in addition to local 3M China product donations of respirators, surgical masks and hand sanitizer, totaling over $1 million USD to date.

7-Eleven

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven announced it was adding up to 20,000 jobs at its stores to keep up with increased demand and keep the stores clean in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The company said it anticipates some of the new jobs will focus on delivery orders as the company is increasing access to its delivery services for the essentials, like groceries or medication, as well nonessentials, like snack foods and Slurpee drinks.

Abbott

To help meet the needs of patients and healthcare providers affected by the coronavirus outbreak in China, Abbott donated diagnostics, nutrition products and funding. Donations include the ARCHITECT c8000 clinical chemistry system, which runs high-volume diagnostic tests to monitor patient health; the i-STAT handheld blood analyzer system, which provides healthcare workers with fast diagnostic test results to monitor patient health by their bedside...

AbbVie

AbbVie is collaborating with global health authorities and institutions, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), World Health Organization (WHO), among others, to evaluate any potential antiviral activity as well as efficacy and safety of KALETRA® /Aluvia (lopinavir/ritonavir)* against COVID-19. We’ve also joined the Innovative Medicines Initiative to support research and discovery of targeted medicines against COVID-19...

Alibaba Group

Alibaba Health, Alibaba’s health care arm, has made its telemedicine services available to residents of Hubei, encouraging patients who have minor illnesses to consult online doctors for free as hospitals in the area feel the strain.

Align Technology, Inc.

Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN) announced its commitment to donate RMB 1 Million ($143,121) to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation to support its ongoing prevention and control efforts for the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China.

Allbirds

Allbirds has pledged to donate thousands of pairs of its Wool Runners to individuals in the U.S. working in the health-care community during the coronavirus crisis. Those interested can reach out to the company by emailing together@allbirds.com to place an order for a complementary pair. So far, it has given $500,000 worth of shoes to health-care workers...

Allianz

Allianz (China) Insurance Holding and its corporate parent, Allianz, said they would set up 4 million yuan (US$570,000) emergency response fund to help tackle the outbreak.

Ally Financial Inc.

Ally Financial launched a comprehensive set of financial support initiatives to help the people and communities it serves to withstand the extraordinary pressures triggered by the COVID-19 health crisis and be better positioned to recover quickly from its effects. The package involves the following measures:

Altria

Altria Group, Inc. announced that it has committed $1 million to support immediate local coronavirus relief efforts in its headquarters community of Richmond, VA, and its other manufacturing and grower communities. As part of this initial investment, Altria provided $500,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater Richmond’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

Amazon

Amazon leveraged its worldwide logistics and operations network to donate more than 1 million items, including medical-grade protective masks, isolation suits, and disposable gloves, to healthcare professionals in China to help with the coronavirus outbreak relief efforts. Amazon will also give $1 million to a fund designed to mitigate the economic loss felt in the Seattle-area in light of the coronavirus outbreak...

American Express

American Express Foundation is making $2 million in grants to organizations around the world that are helping combat the COVID-19 outbreak, including the International Medical Corps ($250K), the CDC Foundation ($500K), Feeding America ($250K) and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization ($1M). When members who are enrolled in the Membership Rewards program use Membership Rewards® points towards a donation to Feeding America through JustGiving.com, American Express will match the dollar amount of each donation - up to $1 million in total donations.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation

AmerisourceBergen has donated $75,000 to Direct Relief to help with US and global coronavirus efforts.

Amgen

Amgen and the Amgen Foundation announced an initial commitment of up to $12.5 million to support U.S. and global relief efforts to address critical needs in communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be used to support emergency response efforts in Amgen's U.S. and international communities, patient-focused organizations that are mounting their own response efforts, and international relief efforts by Direct Relief and International Medical Corps. The Amgen Foundation will also match donations made by Amgen staff around the globe...

Andonix

Andonix developed an Industry 4.0 SaaS solution designed to help companies connect and coordinate emergency response situations with their front line workforce, to prevent major business disruptions. The Andonix solution allows companies in the private and public sectors establish effective real time communication, provide virtual training and guidance to frontline workers and capture data in real time from the frontline. Andonix is donating access to this platform to all organizations who want to put business continuity plans in place.

Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch is making hand sanitizer to support the growing demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is using its supply and logistics network to produce and distribute the bottles. Under the guidance of the American Red Cross, the company will ship the sanitizer to communities in need.

Anthem

Anthem will cover diagnostic testing when ordered by a doctor, ease network, referral and prior authorization requirements and/or waive patient cost sharing.

Apple

Apple’s committed donations to the global COVID-19 response has reached $15 million worldwide. The donations are to both help treat those who are sick and to help lessen the economic and community impacts of the pandemic. The company also announced that it is matching employee donations two-to-one to support COVID-19 response efforts locally, nationally and internationally...

Applied Materials

Applied Materials and the Applied Materials Foundation are making available RMB 4 million ($573,732) to directly support relief efforts in China. We have established a Humanitarian Response Fund to empower our employees in China to take action and respond to immediate needs in their families, neighborhoods and communities. In addition, the Applied Materials Foundation, partnering with Give2Asia and the China Women’s Development Foundation, was able to secure advanced blood analysis equipment in Asia and get these devices into Wuhan...

Assessment Technologies Group

Assessment Technologies Group is offering free job postings for companies urgently seeking new talent. The company is also offering other services for hire.

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