Facebook is spending $100 million to support news outlets around the world that have been impacted by the coronavirus.
Facebook is announcing a $100 million grant program for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of the grants will be distributed in cash, with some ad credits for business services.
The company has donated over 700,000 masks and are working to source millions more to donate.
Facebook also is matching up to $10 million in donations, and 100% of funds will directly support the work to prevent, detect and respond to the outbreak around the world. The company will also match $10 million for the CDC Foundation, which will launch a fundraiser in the next few weeks focused on combating the outbreak here in the US.
Facebook will donate $20,000 in cash to the Chinese Newcomers Service Center (CNSC), a local San Francisco-based nonprofit, which supports businesses in its Chinatown. The company said it would be donating another $5,000 total in non-expiring Facebook ad credits to those in the community who want it.
Facebook also will provide free advertisements to the World Health Organization (WHO) in attempts to keep misinformation on its platform at bay.