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

Boston Scientific

Thousands of safety supply items have been sent to Boston Scientific employees and the company is working to secure and deliver more. In close collaboration with local hospitals, Boston Scientific is donating more than $800K in essential supplies including face masks, goggles and protective suits. Boston Scientific is continuously monitoring to understand evolving needs, and will work with our global network to provide additional support. In addition, Boston Scientific has initiated a matching relief program supporting donations to Project HOPE...

Box Inc.

Box Inc. is offering existing clients in need of more Box licenses for new remote workers at no additional cost. The company is also offering organizations working to fight COVID-19 or any eligible nonprofit Box access for free. See the Box Blog and Box.org for details. $125K in donations are planned for San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit agencies.

BrewDog

Independent brewer BrewDog has begun making hand sanitizer at its distillery in Aberdeenshire, Scotland amid shortages driven by coronavirus fears. The firm said it would be giving away the “punk sanitizer” for free to those that need it.

Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers is using its facilities to produce 150,000 masks per day.

Bulgari

Bulgari pledges a donation to Rome’s Spallanzani Hospital to fight Coronavirus. The donation will allow the research department of Spallanzani to purchase a microscopic image acquisition system.

Burger King

Through the Chinese food delivery service Ele.me, Burger King is delivering food to the staff at more than ten hospitals in Wuhan.

Capital One

Capital One will provide assistance such as minimum payment assistance, deferred loan assistance, and fee suppressants to customers that face “financial difficulties” due to COVID-19.

Cardinal Health

Cardinal Health is collaborating with FEMA as part of “Project Airbridge” to airlift critical medical supplies. The project includes multiple healthcare distributors and supply chain companies.

Cargill

Cargill will donate Rmb2m ($288,321) to the Chinese Red Cross. The company will also supply several hundred thousand face masks.

Carnival Corporation

Carnival has offered its ships as temporary floating hospitals to authorities around the world who are struggling to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Carnival has offered its ships as temporary floating hospitals to authorities around the world who are struggling to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Carnival noted that interested parties will be asked to cover only the essential costs of the ship's operations while in port.

Caterpillar

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.

Charter Communications

Charter Communications announced that it will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription.

Chevron

Chevron Corporation provided a $300,000 contribution from the Chevron Global Community Fund to Give2Asia, for work with the China Women’s Development Foundation.

Chime

Chime is piloting a way for its users to receive their federal $1,200 stimulus checks instantly, weeks before the government is expected to send the payments.

Chipotle

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said that it is offering free delivery from March 15 to March 31. Moreover, food will be packaged in tamper-evident packaging to ensure food isn't touched during delivery.

Christina's Home Guardian's

Christina's Home Guardian's has implemented a new and detailed cleaning guideline that includes all lininen and blankets, even those in closet, to be washed every time the company comes, disinfecting all hard surfaces and handles and door knobs, rooms and floors before even beginning their regular check lists. They are also suppling Clorox wipes and disinfectant, gloves and more for every home to keep. A full list can be found on their website www.christinahomeguardians.com

Cigna

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

Cisco

Cisco is committing $225 million in cash, in-kind, and planned-giving to support both the global and local response to COVID-19. In addition, the company is rallying its 77,000 employees and encouraging them to give what they can to help community partners on the front lines bolster their operations in this time of need.

Citi

The Citi Foundation has committed $15 million to support COVID-19 immediate relief activities globally. Of this, $5 million will be deployed to international, country-specific efforts in places that are severely impacted. The remaining $10 million will be split between No Kid Hungry to support emergency food distribution programs across the U.S. and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. In addition to immediate relief, the Citi Foundation is working with its community partners globally in supporting longer term recovery efforts...

Citizens Financial Group

Citizens Bank in Providence, Rhode Island, has announced a commitment of $5 million in support of communities and businesses impacted by the coronavirus. The Community Support Relief program will provide funding in support of coronavirus-related efforts in regions where the bank operates — including Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island — while its Small Business Relief and Recovery program will provide funding and other assistance in the coming months to small businesses in the three states.

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