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

Brooklyn Bedding

Phoenix-based Brooklyn Bedding is repurposing a specific mattress-producing technology to manufacture hospital beds in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brooklyn Bedding will use the same technology it developed for the trucking industry in the early 2000s.

Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers is using its facilities to produce 150,000 masks per day.

Bubble

Bubble introduced a free pricing plan to support anyone building an app that directly helped people affected by COVID-19.

Bulgari

Bulgari pledges a donation to Rome’s Spallanzani Hospital to fight Coronavirus. The donation will allow the research department of Spallanzani to purchase a microscopic image acquisition system.

Burberry

Burberry is using its Yorkshire factories to produce hospital gowns and masks. It has pledged to provide 100,000 masks for the doctors and nurses of UK's National Health Service and is using its resources to make nonsurgical masks and gowns for patients as well. Burberry is also funding coronavirus vaccine research at Oxford University and donating to food charities such as FareShare and The Felix Project.

Burger King

Through the Chinese food delivery service Ele.me, Burger King is delivering food to the staff at more than ten hospitals in Wuhan.

Burwood Group

To respond to the current situation, Burwood Group has expanded its current offerings and added new, free education sessions for anyone in Chicago and beyond.  Burwood is offering to provide 24/7, on-demand support to all of is clients, whether they have a current contract or not. In addition, beginning April 2, Burwood will host a free, educational webinar series on the topic of remote workforce support strategy, technology and scaling best practices.

Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment has supplied more than 250,000 pounds of food, which is equivalent to approximately 208,000 meals to numerous food banks and charities. Additionally, Caesars Entertainment has provided thousands of items including gloves, masks and hand sanitizer to local hospitals, first responders and local charities.

Camelot Illinois

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Camelot Illinois is donating $15,000 to Cradles to Crayons, or C2C, in support of its efforts to provide emergency essential items for children facing barriers to adequate resources throughout Chicagoland. C2C has created a COVID-19 emergency essentials fund. Since implementing the fund, Cradles to Crayons has distributed more than 68,000 diapers, 3,300 hygiene kits, 2,000 books, 900 school supply kits and 600 coats to 9,270 children.

Camino

Camino is offering a full suite of technology at no cost to all public agencies impacted by COVID-19.

Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company has contributed over $4.8 million in food donations and financial support to its local communities affected by COVID-19. Product donations were directed at Feeding America food banks in addition to local pantries and community organizations. Emergency assistance grants were provided to local non-profits in its 33 Campbell communities as soon as the pandemic hit. In addition, Campbell is providing flexibility in using $620,000 in recently awarded Campbell Soup Foundation Community Impact grants to meet COVID-19 response needs.

Capital One

Capital One encourages customers who may be impacted or need assistance to reach out so that the bank can help find a solution. Capital One says that all customers will be eligible for assistance, which will vary on the type of product they have and their individual needs. Examples of assistance include minimum payment assistance, deferred loan assistance, and fee suppression. Capital One added resources to its website that address individual customer assistance, fraud prevention, and travel cancellations.

Cardinal Health

Cardinal Health is collaborating with FEMA as part of “Project Airbridge” to airlift critical medical supplies. The project includes multiple healthcare distributors and supply chain companies.

Cargill

Cargill will donate Rmb2m ($288,321) to the Chinese Red Cross. The company will also supply several hundred thousand face masks. Cargill donated to Hospital Kuala Lumpur. The donation included 4,000 sets of Coveralls/jumpsuits ( headcovers, gowns and shoe covers); 3,000 Isolation gowns; 3,000 K95 face masks; and 2,000 bottles of hand sanitizers (500 ml).

Caribu

Caribu is bringing families together with virtual playdates by providing free and unlimited access to its app for kids to read and draw via video-calls with family and friends.

CarMax

Associates who are diagnosed with COVID-19 are paid under our short-term disability plan and/or other applicable benefits policies. The company is currently paying its associates for up to 14 days if CarMax must close any locations or if associates are required to be quarantined. CarMax is partners with the American Red Cross and Good360 and support them in the response to COVID-19. When an associate donates to the American Red Cross, Good360, or the CarMax Associate Disaster Fund, The CarMax Foundation matches that donation 2:1 through its Matching Gifts Program.

Carnival Corporation

Carnival has offered its ships as temporary floating hospitals to authorities around the world who are struggling to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Carnival has offered its ships as temporary floating hospitals to authorities around the world who are struggling to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Carnival noted that interested parties will be asked to cover only the essential costs of the ship's operations while in port.

Castor

Castor has joined the global fight against the coronavirus by making its research data capture system available for free to all COVID-19 research projects. As of March 23, more than 60 COVID-19 research projects are now running on Castor. The company has also developed ready-to-use eCRFs — electronic case report forms — based on the World Health Organization standard CRFs to help researchers start their study or registry in less than an hour.

Catbird Jewelry

Catbird Jewelry is donating $10 of the purchase price of the Mother of Pearl Love Token to Direct Relief and $10 of the purchase price of The Light You Shed Token to the Women's Prison Association.

Caterpillar

The Caterpillar Foundation is committing $8.5 million to support communities, including underserved populations, who are affected by the virus. The investment is intended to have a global impact supporting the world’s most pressing needs by partnering with the United Nations Foundation and the World Health Organization Solidarity Response Fund. At the same time, the Foundation is supporting local communities by engaging facilities to donate to local charities in an effort to create the biggest impact in the company’s own backyards, including providing millions of meals for people in need.

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