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

Trustifi

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Tulip

Tulip is offering software and services for free to all manufacturers contributing to the fight against COVID-19. Tulip believes it can be instrumental in ramping up production, bringing new therapies to market and helping manufacturers retool production lines to build products that help fight COVID-19. The company is also building and sharing free applications that can be used by hospitals and factories on the frontline, such as an app that screens visitors and employees for symptoms and displays their travel history...

TwentyTables

TwentyTables is working to provide first responders, hospital workers, medical staff and everyone who needs a meal in Washington DC access to food through the GoFundMe campaign: Feed the Front Lines. For every $700 raised, TwentyTables can assign one of its food truck partners to Feed the Front Lines and distribute - without charge - 100 meals. So far, TwentyTables has raised $3,000, sending four food trucks and 400 meals to four hospitals.

Twilio

To help its global community and the local San Francisco and Denver areas, home to Twilio's largest offices, Twilio is donating a total of $1.5 million. The company is focused on funding organizations driving the medical response to COVID-19 and serving low-income, at-risk populations who will be severely impacted by the virus. The giving is as follows:

Twitter

Twitter is actively engaging its service, employees and corporate giving resources to support local communities. This includes contributing in-kind donations, launching employee giving campaigns and developing remote volunteer opportunities such as virtual mock interviews for local job seekers. Globally, the company had also distributed pro bono advertising credits to help its partners launch meaningful campaigns around COVID-19 and announced a pledge of $1 million to the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Women’s Media Foundation.

Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc. is committing $13 million to support critical needs in local communities where the company operates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This investment includes $2 million in community grants and more than $11 million worth of products donated by the company since March 11. The company has created a Community Response Fund that will distribute grants and food donations to non-profit organizations working to help people in Tyson Foods’ plant communities across the U.S. Community grants will be awarded by invitation only.

U-Haul

U-Haul will extend 30 days of free self-storage at U-Haul-owned and operated facilities to help college students impacted by unforeseen schedule changes at their universities. The free month applies to new customers with college IDs and is a limited-time offer subject to availability.

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank announced two new programs to support its employees and communities in response and recovery efforts during these unprecedented times. A Premium Pay Program will provide critical front-line employees with a temporary 20% hourly wage increase, while a new $30 million commitment to human services organizations and local nonprofits will support COVID-19 recovery efforts in communities across the country. The community response includes: National donations: $4 million to United Way, LISC and Operation HOPE to support individuals and small businesses affected by COVID-19...

Uber

Uber is supporting restaurants impacted by coronavirus by driving demand to small businesses with $0 delivery fees for orders from independent restaurants. Uber announced that it would be offering 10 million free rides and food deliveries to those in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes 300,000 meals for healthcare workers and first responders. Uber Health is helping provide transportation for front-line health care workers, both to and from patients’ homes, as well as between healthcare facilities...

UBS

UBS said its China business would donate $1 million USD to "frontline responders" in China to help fight the spread of the deadly virus.

UGI Corporation

UGI Utilities, Inc. (UGI) has provided $60,000 of financial support to local food banks serving communities in its service area to assist them in meeting the increased need as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. UGI provided donations to the following food banks assisting residents in communities within the Company’s service territory: 1. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank received $20,000 2. The Commission on Economic Opportunity received $15,000 in support of the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank...

Under Armour

Under Armour has donated $1 million to Feeding America and another $1 million to youth sports nonprofit Good Sports. Under Armour will also make 500,000 masks, 1,000 face shields, and thousands of hospital gowns.

Unilever

Consumer goods manufacturer Unilever has implemented a number of measures to protect the lives and livelihoods of its consumers and communities, customers and suppliers, and workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Globally, the company will contribute €100m ($108,390,000) in donations of soap, sanitizer, bleach and food to support those impacted by the pandemic, including a €50m ($54,200,000) donation in soaps and sanitizers to the COVID Action Platform of the World Economic Forum...

Union Pacific Railroad

Union Pacific is stepping up to support employees and community organizations responding to the pandemic’s needs, providing funding to Friend to Friend Network and the GivePLUS Matching Gifts program to help those affected by COVID-19. Friend to Friend Network, a nonprofit organization run by employee-volunteers and retirees, helps active and retired railroaders, and their families, who have been impacted by health or dwelling-related hardships. A $500,000 donation from UP allows Friend to Friend Network to expand its support to include employees furloughed...

Unite Us

Unite Us is responding to the crisis with the following adjustments and enhancements to support local networks: COVID-19 related social needs screenings that identify social needs and quickly connect clients to services, COVID-19 exposure assessments, which will appear in every referral workflow to determine a client’s exposure to COVID-19 across the community, and public-facing websites for individuals in need to better connect them with local resources...

United Airlines

United Airlines announced that it has transformed one of its cargo facilities at George Bush Intercontinental Airport into a food distribution center to aid the Houston Food Bank's efforts to feed families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The idea to convert the cargo space came from employee, Mark Zessin, a United baggage team member. Mark is leading a team of hard-working employee volunteers at the facility. Beyond the distribution centers, United team members across the system are finding ways to support COVID-19 first responders and those impacted by the virus. To date, United has:

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group has invested an initial $70 million to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and support those most directly impacted by the public health emergency, including health care workers, hard-hit states, seniors and people experiencing food insecurity or homelessness. UnitedHealthcare announced actions that will expand access to testing and medical care, medication, telehealth services and virtual care including rollout of an innovative, personalized digital platform which includes a symptom checker to help members rapidly assess their risk for COVID-19...

Unitil Corporation

Unitil Corporation, (unitil.com), a provider of natural gas and electricity to customers in New England, has donated $225,000 to help customers with their utility bills and other pressing needs during this difficult time. Unitil has created the Unitil Customer Assistance & Recovery Effort (U-CARE) Fund and has donated $150,000 directly to Community Action Programs (CAPs) working locally in Unitil’s service territories to provide direct utility assistance to residential customers impacted by COVID-19 related job loss or reduced wages...

Universal Standard

Universal Standard is providing medical workers with a free piece of clothing from the Foundation collection.

UNS Energy Corporation

TEP has pledged to match dollar-to-dollar the first $10,000 contributed to the COVID-19 Community Support Fund, established by the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona. The company is suspending late fees and power disconnections.

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