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

Vita Coco

As coronavirus concerns have led consumers to stock up on pantry essentials, Vita Coco has seen an unexpected sales surge for its coconut water. Vita Coco is now investing $1 Million of its incremental profits into the resources that need it most. Vita Coco will donate $1 million collectively to Feeding America and No Kid Hungry to support families, children and seniors in the most vulnerable communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The first donation of $500,000 will be made across both organizations to include support of their COVID-19 Response Funds.

Vonage

Vonage is offering businesses in the US up to 250 softphone accounts, each with 3 free months of Vonage Business Communications. Vonage is also offering the following: 1) 50% discount on up to 250 Vonage Contact Center Express licenses. 2) 3 months of Vonage Business Communications service for education, healthcare, and non-profit companies based in the US, UK and Australia. 3) Free to use video conferencing for everyone who unexpectedly needs to work remotely, or to stay in touch with family and friends.

Walgreens

Walgreens plans to hire 20,000 positions across its entire infrastructure from pharmacy technicians, to customer service associates and shift leads. Walgreens is working with the Administration and state and local health officials to help provide and expand access to COVID-19 testing. Walgreens activated its first drive-thru testing site in the Chicago area.

Walmart

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed $25 million to support organizations on the front lines responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. To serve their customers and support their workforce, Walmart is also adjusting store hours, lending their parking lots to mobile testing centers, and providing nearly $550 million through bonuses and salary advances to hourly and supply chain associates.

WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia is committing more than $100 million to support film and production crews being shut out by the virus.

WeeCare

WeeCare is supporting the community by assisting families in finding a temporary childcare solution in a “Fever-Free” WeeCare home daycare, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. WeeCare is offering essential workers full access to WeeCare’s team of childcare experts. The company is also collaborating with local government agencies and allowing them to utilize WeeCare technology to streamline the process of finding childcare by giving them access to a childcare provider’s availability in real time...

Wellness Natural Pet Food

Wellness Natural Pet Food is donating 60 double stacked pallets of canned dog food— over 33,000 lbs.—to support pet parents in the Greater Boston area and ensure that they can still nourish their pet with healthy, nutritious food during this trying time. In just the last month, Wellness Natural Pet Food has donated 300,000 meals to at-risk animals in our communities and beyond.

Wells Fargo

The Wells Fargo Foundation will distribute $175 million in donations to help address food, shelter, small business and housing stability, as well as to provide help to public health organizations. Donations from the Wells Fargo Foundation will be allocated via expedited grant-making at the local level and also via relief efforts in partnership with national organizations that work in a number of key areas across the U.S. Resources will be focused on helping nonprofits serve the immediate needs of the most vulnerable populations including for food, housing and other emergency needs...

Western Union Company

Western Union announced a $1 million global matching challenge to fight the coronavirus outbreak and to provide relief for people in China and other impacted countries. The company, which will provide up to $500,000 in matching funds, is accepting donations from employees, customers, Western Union money transfer agents and the general public until April 14. Funds will be pledged to local and global NGO’s, including Give2Asia and International Medical Corp.

WeWork

WeWork will match on a dollar-for-dollar basis the first $100,000 USD in donations. This means that if the company raises $100,000 USD, WeWork will contribute $100,000 USD in matching funds — for a total donation of $200,000 USD. The WeWork Executive team has pledged an additional amount of $95,000 USD to help the company reach the overall goal. The funds raised will go to Give2Asia, an international NGO that serves 23 countries across the Asia-Pacific region, to support frontline health workers and hospitals responding to the coronavirus crisis...

Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation, Dow, and Reynolds Consumer Products announced a collaboration to provide much-needed respirators to the heroic men and women in healthcare who are working on the frontlines to combat the spread of COVID-19. The joint project is a protective piece of headgear and respirator system that will be manufactured and sold through WIN Health Labs, LLC, in addition to an initial donation to hospitals. The personal protective equipment (PPE) created by the joint team is a powered, air-purifying respirator, or PAPR...

Wilbur-Ellis

Wilbur-Ellis has made a $100,000 donation to the Red Cross, with the funds directed to the U.S., Canada and Asia-Pacific – the areas where the company's employees live and work. As a family-owned company that is nearing its 100th anniversary, Wilbur-Ellis is proud to support the agriculture, animal nutrition, energy and chemicals industries – all considered “essential” businesses that support the food supply and provide other vital products for society...

Woolworths Supermarket

Australian supermarket chain Woolworth’s is creating special hours reserved for elderly and disabled shoppers.

Wynn Macau

Wynn Macau contributed $2.5 million towards the efforts to contain the spreading of the Coronavirus.

Wynn Resorts, Limited

A company with deep roots in local communities, Wynn Resorts, Limited has been actively engaged with its global procurement network to urgently source protective supplies. Wynn Resorts donated 1 million medical masks to the Macau government in support of the city's epidemic prevention and control efforts. Additionally, Wynn Resorts donated 175 pallets of food valued over $750,000 to 15 food banks in Las Vegas and three in Boston...

Wyoming Machine

Wyoming Machine, a small metal fabricator in Stacy, Minn., was asked to double annual production of small metal plates that a customer incorporates into their assembly before providing that bigger part to the actual ventilator maker. Wyoming Machine makes 5,000 plates annually and is asked to do 10,000 before April. That request could grow.

Xerox Corporation

Xerox will mass-produce disposable ventilators in partnership with Vortran Medical Technology in the fight against coronavirus. The copier company plans to help Vortran, a small medical-device manufacturer, scale production of its GO2Vent ventilator and related airway pressure monitor, APM-Plus. The goal is to eventually produce as many as 1 million of these ventilators for both the U.S. and global markets. The company has partnered with Hickey Freeman to co-design and produce 10,000 medical-grade face masks using printer filters...

Xilinx, Inc.

Xilinx has donated $1.1 million for COVID-19 crisis relief. Donations have been made to organizations that are critical to the global effort to combat the pandemic, to its local community in Silicon Valley, and to communities around the world. These include: The World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Response Fund, which supports the WHO’s amazing global effort, supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic...

Xylem

Xylem Watermark is launching immediate response assistance to meet the rising needs of communities around the globe impacted by COVID-19. The Watermark program is dedicating $3M of critical funding to partner with best-in-class global nonprofit organizations and support its partners and employees in communities globally. Xylem Watermark has established the Watermark Partner Community Grants Program to support its business partners and customers as they work to address the most pressing needs in their community...

YCharts

YCharts started “virtual food drives” for the Greater Chicago Food Depository and The Food Bank for New York City, and set a goal of donating at least 3,000 meals to those in need. Additionally, each employee was given a stipend with part of its intended use being to support local businesses. YCharts also devised a strategy to provide access to its platform to financial professionals who need investment research and client communications tools while working from home.

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