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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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 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 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.


Yelp is providing $25 million in coronavirus relief for independent restaurant and nightlife businesses in the form of waived advertising fees, and free advertising, products and services.


Zello is making its enterprise-grade solution available at no cost to first responders, anywhere in the world. Through the Zello for First Responders program, U.S.-based first responders were previously able to use the professional version of Zello for free. Now Zello is opening up the program to first responders around the world. Zello has also mobilized staff to quickly handle the surging demand for the program.


Zoom announced that it was providing its videoconferencing tools to K-12 schools for free.


Zymergen is helping to accelerate and support critical COVID-19 testing initiatives by volunteering 30 of its world-class science automation team members, as well as providing robots, equipment and consumables to be used in research.