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

Civilis Consulting

Civilis Consulting is helping other businesses (clients and non-clients) to: - Institute work-from-home programs - Implement new marketing strategies for any conferences that have been canceled to ensure business relationships still get initiated and nurtured - Offer ideas to sales teams for alternatives to in-person meetings so relationship-building activities can continue with as little disruption as possible - Adjusting communications plans to ensure messaging is sensitive to the situations of their clients, prospects, employees, etc.

Comcast NBCUniversal

Comcast announced that low-income families who live in a Comcast service area can get 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally $9.95 a month.

CorePower Yoga

CorePower Yoga is offering everyone, including members and nonmembers free access to a special collection of online classes through CorePower Yoga On Demand.

Coursera

Coursera is working with U-M and Duke to offer Chinese learners access to online courses amid coronavirus outbreak.

Cox Enterprises

The James M. Cox Foundation is providing $5M to purchase equipment to make COVID-19 diagnostic testing more readily available in local communities, while inside customers’ homes, Cox Communications is helping families in need stay connected to the internet through its Connect2Compete program. The company has fast-tracked qualifications and increased speeds for those who qualify.

Crocs

The company has announced the launch of “A Free Pair for Healthcare.” Starting on March 25, Crocs will offer health-care workers in the U.S. the chance to get a free pair of shoes while supplies last, choosing from select Classic Clogs and Crocs At Work styles with free shipping through its website. The website will open at about 12 p.m. EST daily and will remain open until that day’s free pair allotment has been fulfilled. In addition, the company is committed to donating up to 100,000 pairs of shoes to be distributed across a number of select health-care facilities and organizations.

Cumulus Technologies, Inc.

Cumulus Technologies is a UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) consulting company that is using drones along with their FAA Part 107 Certified Pilots to help police, fire depts and emergency management teams by flying "Drones" for any number of tasks from surveillance, search and rescue, and other aerial data collection missions.

CVS

CVS Health said it will waive charges for home delivery of prescription medications. CVS Health also announced it would waive co-pays for telemedicine visits for any reason for the next 90 days. CVS plans to dedicate portions of their parking lots for coronavirus testing.

Dave

In response to the global COVID-19 global pandemic, Dave is expanding its existing partnership with Feeding America. Dave has launched an email and blog series called “Dave’s here for you,” which includes best practices for volunteering at and accessing food banks during this time, including a link to Feeding America’s food bank locator tool. In order to further assist Feeding America during this time, Dave has also donated $250K to their COVID-19 Response Fund, which is designed to help Feeding America secure food and determine how best to distribute it to people in need across the country.

Decon7 Systems

U.S. manufacturer Decon7 Systems is stepping up production of a powerful disinfectant at six facilities, from three, to fill surging demand from hospitals in China grappling with the virus epidemic.

Dell, Inc.

Dell Technologies provided an initial donation of two million yuan ($284,000 USD) to fund badly-needed materials including surgical masks, protective clothing and eye protectors for local hospitals, under the guidance of the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the assistance of China Youth Development Foundation and Hubei Youth Development Foundation. Dell is now in the process of extending its support in China, Delivering an in-kind IT infrastructure donation valued at 6 million yuan ($853,000 USD) to the Hubei CDC in China...

Delta Dental

The San Francisco-based Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has committed $5 million for COVID-19-related efforts across its fifteen-state footprint, including $3.5 million to federally qualified health centers to expand access to oral care; $1 million to nonprofits experiencing sharp increases in their expenses and/or budget shortfalls as a result of the virus; and $500,000 in disaster response funding to California organizations working to assist seniors, individuals experiencing food insecurity, and homeless and homebound individuals.

DENSO Group

DENSO Group companies including DENSO (CHINA) INVESTMENT are donating a million CNY (approximately US$145,000) through the Red Cross Society of China to support the recovery.

Discovery Education

The brand-new Viruses and Outbreaks Channel within Discovery Education Experience helps educators discuss the Coronavirus outbreak with their students. Including timely updates regarding the Coronavirus, content describing what a virus is, information on how infectious diseases spread as well as essential guidelines for staying healthy, this channel directly links classrooms to the news shaping our world today.

Diverse Dimensions

Diverse Dimensions is offering free industrial CT scanning services for the product development community. The fee for this service is usually $300 per hour but is being waived if the service is needed to help combat the pandemic.

DoorDash

DoorDash announced that independent restaurants in the U.S. can sign up for DoorDash and Caviar and pay zero commissions on orders for 30 days. Existing DoorDash restaurant partners will not pay commission fees on pickup orders, and delivery commission fees will be reduced as well. DoorDash is also delivering meals to medically fragile kids in New York City...

Dow

Dow commits $3 million to aid COVID-19 relief efforts and has adjusted its manufacturing processes to produce hand sanitizer.

Dropbox

Dropbox is offering free Dropbox Business subscriptions for a three-month period to nonprofits and NGOs that are focused on fighting COVID-19. Dropbox encourages organizations working to stop the virus or providing relief to those impacted are to apply.

DuPont

DuPont will donate equipment to agencies in China that are handling medical cases and would work to increase the supply of its products to meet customer demand. DuPont has donated 16,000 pieces of personal protective garments to the most affected areas through the China Red Cross Foundation to protect healthcare workers and front-line personnel in the prevention and control of novel Coronavirus. DuPont has also donated probiotic products worth more than 800,000 yuan ($114,999) to help regulate and improve people's immunity.

Durham Distillery

Durham Distillery is offering local businesses two liters of free homemade sanitizer with an appointment. The sanitizer is made up of 70 percent ethanol and 30 percent water.

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