Corporate Aid Tracker: COVID-19 Business in Action

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.  Pandemics know no borders.  As the number of infections grows daily, it has become clear that no community will be spared its effects.

The leadership of the business community has never been more important than in times of crisis.  American businesses have been at the forefront of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic – from manufacturing essential medical supplies to providing support for first responders and healthcare professionals. 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has been tracking the contributions from businesses of all sizes and sectors that are helping combat the coronavirus. This tracker is updated daily, and we’d love to include your information.

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Year: 
2020

3M

3M is at maximum production of N95 respirators, doubling its global output to a rate of 1.1 billion per year, or 100 million per month. This includes 35 million per month in the United States, and over just a seven day period 3M delivered 10 million N95 respirators to healthcare facilities in states across the country. The company put into motion additional investments and actions that will enable it to double capacity once again, to 2 billion globally within the next 12 months...

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

Abbott Laboratories is unveiling a coronavirus test that can tell if someone is infected in as little as five minutes. The small size and portability of the test allows it to be used in almost any health-care setting. Abbott plans to supply 50,000 tests a day starting April 1. The molecular test looks for fragments of the coronavirus genome, which can quickly be detected when present at high levels. A thorough search to definitively rule out an infection can take up to 13 minutes...

AbbVie

AbbVie is donating $35 million to help support underserved communities and healthcare systems working to address the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. AbbVie’s partners are International Medical Corps, Direct Relief, and Feeding America. Included in the $35 million is a reserve of $5 million for a new AbbVie COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund. The Fund will provide up to $1 million each in financial support to organizations strengthening community resilience in under-resourced areas impacted by COVID-19...

Adobe Systems

Adobe is giving its higher education and K-12 institutional customers globally the ability to request temporary “at-home” access for their students and educators. This will be granted through May 31, 2020, at no additional cost.

AECOM

AECOM announced that it is supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, with design and construction management services to transform a university facility on Long Island into a temporary medical facility with more than 1,000 beds. In support of a FEMA mission, the alternate care facility at the College at Old Westbury will help ease the strain on existing medical facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Alabama Power Foundation

The Alabama Power Foundation and Alabama Business Charitable Trust has pledged $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts. The foundation and trust are partnering with agencies including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, United Way and others to identify needs and where gaps exist. The foundation and trust also plan to work with groups providing relief to small businesses, assistance to organizations with a 501(c)3 status, including faith based organizations and working with the Alabama Workforce Council to support displaced workers.

ALDI

ALDI has intensified cleaning practices in all its facilities and has issued health and safety guidance for employees and customers to follow. To support team members, the company put in place temporary wage increases, increased scheduling flexibility and made changes to store hours. In addition, ALDI increased hiring efforts and have donated $1 million to community organizations to support those in need.

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.

Allstate

Allstate Corporation announced that it would return more than $600 million in auto insurance premiums to customers as many Americans stay home and drive less due to "shelter-in-place" orders. Most customers will receive a "payback" of 15% of their monthly premium in April and May. Allstate is making the Allstate Identity Protection product free for the rest of the year with no opt-out-requirement. Allstate Identity Protection helps protect people from identity theft and financial fraud and provides more control over information shared digitally...

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:

Alto Pharmacy

Alto Pharmacy continues to deliver medications to its patients, giving patients the peace of mind that they can receive their prescriptions without having to risk their safety by going to a crowded pharmacy. Patients can also request early refills and longer fills to ensure they have access to their medication throughout this period.

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 has contributed $1 million to a new Seattle Foundation fund for community members affected by COVID-19. In addition, Amazon created a $5 million Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund to provide cash grants to Seattle-area small businesses that need assistance to get through economic challenges related to COVID-19. Amazon has also donated $1 million to kick-start emergency COVID-19 response funds that will immediately benefit the four largest Washington D.C. region community foundations that are working to support vulnerable populations impacted amid the pandemic...

American Electric Power

AEP temporarily has suspended all service disconnections for non-payment. The American Electric Power Foundation also is donating $1.5 million in emergency funds to support basic human needs and help address the hardships faced by customers and communities.

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

The AmerisourceBergen Foundation has committed $1 million to support communities, individuals and nonprofits impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The grant donations will be deployed to regional, national and global organizations focused on combatting the economic, psychosocial and health challenges resulting from the global pandemic. The Foundation commits $250,000 to Direct Relief, $250,000 to Americares, and $150,000 to Healthcare Ready. The Foundation has committed to match AmerisourceBergen associate donations made to Direct Relief, Americares and Healthcare Ready...

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