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

Dyson

British technology company Dyson has designed a new ventilator, the “CoVent,” which it will be producing in order to help treat coronavirus patients.

Eli Lilly and Company

The Lilly Foundation has donated a total of $250,000 to Direct Relief and Project HOPE to support the procurement and shipping of needed supplies to China. These grants by the Lilly Foundation are in addition to a cash donation of one million yuan (about $150,000) by Lilly China to the Red Cross. Lilly employees across the globe can contribute to a coronavirus disaster relief fund through Lilly Global Giving. Personal donations of $25 (USD) or more are matched by the Lilly Foundation.

Entergy

Entergy Corporation has created the Entergy COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and seeded it with a $700,000 contribution from the Entergy Charitable Foundation. The fund will partner with United Ways and nonprofits in communities served by Entergy to provide support to low-income families, the elderly and the disabled who have been impacted by COVID-19. In addition, the company will match up to $100,000 in employee contributions to the COVID-19 response by local United Ways. In addition, the company has suspended service disconnections for nonpayment...

Epluno Apparel

Epluno Apparel is refurbishing N95 masks and is addressing N95 mask strap detachment issues some health care providers are having. The company found a way to sanitarily reattach stronger straps with embroidery machines. The company is also starting to produce its own disposable gowns and hand sanitizer.

Estée Lauder Companies

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., its brands, and The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation have provided the following donations: 1. A $2 million grant was awarded to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières 2. In New York City, where the company is headquartered, a grant was provided to support the establishment of The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund, administered by the New York Community Trust. 3. In China, over $800,000 was awarded to relief efforts. Funds will support the Red Cross Society of China, Shanghai Charity Foundation and Give2Asia...

Exelon

Exelon and its family of companies donated $1.15 million to local and national relief organizations. To further assist families and businesses experiencing financial stress, all Exelon utilities and Constellation have suspended service disconnections and are waiving new late payments until at least May 1.

Facebook

Facebook is spending $100 million to support news outlets around the world that have been impacted by the coronavirus. Facebook is announcing a $100 million grant program for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of the grants will be distributed in cash, with some ad credits for business services. The company has donated over 700,000 masks and are working to source millions more to donate. Facebook also is matching up to $10 million in donations, and 100% of funds will directly support the work to prevent, detect and respond to the outbreak...

Fanatics

Fanatics will be using the jersey material the company has on hand to create masks and gowns, which are in short supply for medical workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

FedEx

FedEx committed $1 million of charitable shipping to support Coronavirus relief efforts. Initially, FedEx shipped 10 shipments of medical supplies to China through collaboration with Direct Relief. The shipments included 814,835 masks, 952,500 gloves, 409,000 shoe covers and various other medical supplies totaling more than $350K. FedEx is also working with the American Red Cross to enable them to move their limited blood supply where it's needed most urgently. More recently, FedEx is working with International Medical Corps to deploy more than 55K lbs. of medical supplies and equipment...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Fiat Chrysler is manufacturing and donating more than 1 million protective face masks a month.

Flexport

Flexport has delivered $1.4 Million worth of critical medical supplies to affected areas.

Floafers

In response to requests by Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, N.J., for protective gear, Floafers has shipped 1,000 pairs of footwear to the facility and sister hospitals in the state’s Atlantic Health System. According to the company, the foam EVA shoes can be sanitized to protect health-care workers and the patients they are aiding. Consumers can go to Floafers.com and enter the code “Help Our Nurses”; the company will allot a portion of the sale towards a fund to continue to donate shoes.

FocusCFO, LLC

FocusCFO is committed to helping small businesses weather the COVID-19 storm. The company is offering complimentary no-fee strategic assessments for small businesses to provide guidance on cashflow forecasting, SBA and state relief and business interruption insurance. Visit our website for Pandemic Resources at https://focuscfo.com/resources-pandemic

Four Seasons

Four Seasons Hotels will provide free lodging to doctors, nurses & medical personnel fighting coronavirus.

Fresenius Medical Care North America

In order to help protect employees, patients, and physicians, Fresenius Medical Care North America aggressively implemented safety measures in clinics starting on February 14. These measures included screening all patients and staff entering the clinics and no longer accepting international travelers for treatment. All patients are required to wear masks, and employees and physicians are required to wear full personal protective equipment. These actions greatly reduced close contact among patients and staff at a very early stage in the response to COVID-19...

FutureProof Retail

FutureProof Retail is donating its Mobile Checkout Solution to grocery stores, pharmacies and supermarkets during this time.

FUZAMEI

FUZAMEI announced a 100,000 Chinese yuan ($14,280) contribution for fighting against the current outbreak of the coronavirus. The company spent 60,000 Chinese yuan ($8,500) of that sum on medical supplies.

Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd

Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. Has donated an estimated $2.5 million to help fight the virus through its charity arm, the Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation.

Gap

Gap Inc. is using its factories to make masks, gowns, and scrubs for healthcare workers on the front lines.

Genentech

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group is providing scientific expertise and advice to the WHO and other relevant stakeholders given infectious disease is a key R&D focus area for them. The company is working with Chinese health authorities and the government to help provide screening and health care, including supporting local health officials and hospitals in the Hubei Province. They recently donated diagnostic tests, medical supplies and financial support for the affected region.

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