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

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. The company has also offered its facilities to the American Red Cross to host blood drives as part of a $5 million donation to the group.

Anthem

Since the onset of the pandemic, the Anthem Foundation has committed $50 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts in affected communities across the country. As part of its $50 million pledge for COVID-19 relief efforts, Anthem Foundation announces nearly $24M in new grants to nonprofit organizations across the country that will largely focus on addressing food insecurity, mental health and housing and economic recovery...

Antis Roofing & Waterproofing

Antis Roofing & Waterproofing is providing up to 6000 square ft of office space at Antis Campus on May 19th and May 29th to host much needed American Red Cross blood drives! Across the nation, 19,000 blood drives were cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns, resulting in over 9,000 uncollected blood donations in Southern CA alone. Donated blood has a limited shelf life of 42 days for red cells, so the supply must constantly be replenished. Blood shortage is critical, and the need is urgent, so Antis hosted two blood drives in April, which helped save 141 lives!

Apostrophe

Apostrophe, a tele-dermatology skincare startup, is helping tackle the nationwide hand sanitizer shortage by producing the World Health Organization’s (WHO) hand sanitizer formula. Its team has shifted all available capacity at the company's compounding pharmacy to make as much hand sanitizer as possible and selling it at close to the cost of production. Each two pack of 2 oz hand sanitizers will cost $15, with all profits from the sale donated to the WHO COVID-19 Response Fund...

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. It has established a Humanitarian Response Fund to empower its 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...

Ardius

Some of the initiatives Ardius started since the crisis began include waiving all its sign-up fees for any company needing help; utilizing a portion of its fees to purchase back the very services and products that its customers sell; donating those clients’ services and products to other startups that may need it; and deferring its fee until companies receive their payroll tax offset.

Armani

Giorgio Armani donated about $2.2 million to hospitals in Milan, Rome, Bergamo, Piacenza and Versilia as well as to the Italian civil protection agency, which is coordinating the country’s response to the outbreak. Armani also announced that all of the company's Italian production plants are manufacturing single-use medical overalls.

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.

AstraZeneca

British drug company AstraZeneca is rushing forward a big clinical trial for its blood cancer drug Calquence because it has shown early promising results in later-stage COVID-19 patients—those in intensive care units and on ventilators.

AT&T

The AT&T College Recruiting team will be hosting the AT&T Summer Learning Academy, a self-paced online learning “externship” certificate program, designed to support college students who do not have an internship this summer and looking for something to fill the void. This program is open to all college students and consists of 80 hours of virtual, on-demand, 24x7 content. Registration is open through June 12 and the program runs from June 22-July 20. AT&T Communications is joining a global initiative called the Open COVID Pledge to make its patents available free of charge...

Atlas Air

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

Audible

Audible is currently making hundreds of its most beloved audiobooks available to the public for free during this unprecedented crisis. Audible promises that "For as long as schools are closed, we're open."

AVANGRID

The Avangrid Foundation together with AVANGRID announced a $2 million commitment to support national and local organizations that support vulnerable communities as they deal with the coronavirus pandemic. AVANGRID also donated 31,000 protective masks. Central Main Power donated 6,000 protective masks to the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to support statewide needs for protective gear for medical personnel fighting the coronavirus pandemic. New York State Electric & Gas, In conjunction with the AVANGRID Foundation, has donated $175,000 to COVID-19 emergency response efforts...

Avista Corporation

In this first quarter of 2020, grants totaling $80,000 have been given to the COVID-19 Relief Funds at the Oregon Community Foundation, the Innovia Foundation, and the Idaho Community Foundation.  Another $40,000 in awards are being given to non-profit organizations focused on serving members of the restaurant and hospitality industry, who have been impacted by recent closures and limited operations to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Two examples in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene include Big Table and CDAIDE...

Bacardi

Bermuda-based Bacardi Ltd. announced a shift in products at its Cataño, Puerto Rico-based rum distillery to help supply ethanol required to produce the much needed hand sanitizers that are in high demand as a result of COVID-19. The Bacardi Corp. distillery in Cataño, Puerto Rico, has partnered with Puerto Rico-based manufacturer Olein Refinery to provide raw materials that will enable the production of more than 1.7 million units of 10-ounce hand sanitizer...

Back to the Roots

Back to the Roots is placing free organic gardening kits & STEM curriculums in the hands of out-of-school educators.

Baidu

Chinese tech firm Baidu said it had established a 300 million yuan (US$43 million) epidemic and public health security fund to support efforts including screening and research and development (R&D) for cures of diseases such as the new coronavirus, as well as for longer-term efforts such as public health and safety information dissemination. The company will also provide artificial intelligence technology as well as computing resources to assist in R&D efforts by research institutes and disease control agencies, according to a post on its official WeChat account...

Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes is donating key medical personal protection equipment to the Ministry of Health. This includes 1,500 N95 Masks, 1,500 Surgical Masks, 1,500 medical gloves - medium and large, and 1,500 medical coveralls.

Bambee

Bambee started offering 30 minutes of free human resources consultation to any business owner during these difficult times, whether they’re a Bambee client or not. The company also made its coronavirus webinars, FAQs and policy templates available for free on its website.

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