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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2020

3M

3M announced plans to provide $20 million in financial support to frontline healthcare workers, vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by the virus and medical research initiatives. 3M’s investment will be directed to community partners working to address critical needs during this global crisis. $10 million of the investment will provide community health centers with direct financial aid to support healthcare workers, $5 million will go toward United Way’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund, and $5 million for COVID-19 research and development initiatives...

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.

A Cloud Guru

The company temporarily reduced the price of A Cloud Guru to keep high-quality education within reach during these difficult times.

Abbott

Abbott and the Abbott Fund are supporting the vital work of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM) to reach 2,000 emergency care professionals who are on the front lines in 26 African countries. AFEM is using technology to broadly reach, educate and share solutions on COVID-19 care with these emergency experts — who will in turn share their knowledge with other healthcare providers operating in their local countries. Through a grant to AFEM, Abbott is sponsoring a series of virtual training webinars scheduled weekly from April through November in multiple languages...

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. AECOM is donating more than $50,000 to the San Francisco Unified School District to support the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program...

AES Corporation

Indianapolis Power & Light, an AES Company, is buying lunches for first responders in Hawaii, as well as encouraging donations to Gift of Power and Power of Change. The company will be suspending late fees and power disconnections. Dayton Power & Light, an AES Company, is providing internal communications to keep employees informed and invloved in the community. The company is also encouraging donations to Gift of Power and Power of Change, as well as suspending late fees and power disconnections. Credit Card fees will also be waived.

Aflac

Aflac Incorporated announced it has contributed $5 million to two organizations that are providing assistance for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The $5 million donation includes: $2 million for the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), a comprehensive innovation center using innovative 3D printing to help support medical device shortages, particularly as it relates to ventilators and protective masks...

Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies donated 150 boxes - 3 Ply Mask (65pcs/box); 30 boxes White Nitrile Gloves (S) (100 pcs/box); 60 boxes White Nitrile Gloves (M)  (100 pcs/box); 60 boxes White Nitrile Gloves (L)  (100 pcs/box); and 64 bottles Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizer – (1liter/bottle) to Penang General Hospital in Malaysia.

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.

Albertsons

Albertsons has waived prescription delivery fees and set aside dedicated shopping hours for senior citizens and other at-risk populations. The company is also giving hourly workers a temporary $2-per-hour raise on top of overtime, as well as partnering with major businesses to offer part-time jobs to their furloughed employees.

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.

Alertmedia

The Alertmedia team put together a Support Austin initiative. The initiative includes an emphasis on hiring local candidates within the community. The company also has reallocated its in-office food budget to support local Austin area restaurants via weekly Favor credits for employees to spend at local restaurants. In addition, 20 local nonprofit organizations have been selected to receive a $5,000 donation from AlertMedia.

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.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Circle K, the international convenience store chain and its parent company Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., is donating a meal to those in need with every fuel transaction, even as the company's own sales have fallen precipitously due to coronavirus. Feeding America, an umbrella organization that helps local food banks secure food, projects a $1.4 billion shortfall in supply over the next six months. Circle K is partnering with Feeding America to help meet that demand.

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...

ALLETE

ALLETE companies are encouraging customers to call and get help with payment plans to stay on track. ALLETE will also suspend power disconnections.

Alliant Energy

Alliant Energy is making a $2 million donation to its Hometown Care Energy Fund. The fund assists customers that need financial help to pay their bill. Alliant Energy is also donating $70,000 to 21 Community Action Programs (CAP) agencies in Iowa and Wisconsin to assist low-income individuals and families during Giving Tuesday Now. Alliant Energy Foundation is partnering with a team of Iowa State University students to manufacture and distribute face shields to medical professionals at hospitals in Iowa...

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