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

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.

Charter Communications

Charter Communications announced that it will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription.

Chevron

Chevron has a long history of supporting communities, particularly in times of need by contributing to crisis response and relief efforts. Across the company, Chevron has committed approximately $12 million to COVID-19 relief efforts in countries and communities where the company operates, making both financial and in-kind donations to food banks, education and health services.   Examples of donations include: $500,000 to DonorsChoose to help teachers in the highest needs schools; $430,000 to food banks in California and Texas; and $70,000 to the United Way in New Mexico...

Chewy

Chewy, Inc. announced it is working alongside GreaterGood.org and other non-profit partners to donate more than $1.7 million in pet food, healthcare supplies, and other products to animal welfare organizations most severely affected by the regional economic impact of coronavirus.

Chime

Chime is piloting a way for its users to receive their federal $1,200 stimulus checks instantly, weeks before the government is expected to send the payments.

Chipotle

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said that it is offering free delivery from March 15 to March 31. Moreover, food will be packaged in tamper-evident packaging to ensure food isn't touched during delivery.

Choice Hotels International

Choice Hotels is now offering hotel room discounts to essential workers at more than 5,000 hotels across the country during this crisis as a way of saying thank you for their work helping keep our communities safe and healthy.

Choura Events

Choura Events, a California live event agency, quickly pivoted to providing triage tents for temporary, local medical facilities.

Christina's Home Guardian's

Christina's Home Guardian's has implemented a new and detailed cleaning guideline that includes all lininen and blankets, even those in closet, to be washed every time the company comes, disinfecting all hard surfaces and handles and door knobs, rooms and floors before even beginning their regular check lists. They are also suppling Clorox wipes and disinfectant, gloves and more for every home to keep. A full list can be found on their website www.christinahomeguardians.com

Chubb Group

Chubb announced that it is committing $10 million to pandemic relief efforts globally. The support will go to people and programs providing emergency frontline services and for assistance to the most financially vulnerable members of the community who have been impacted the hardest by the pandemic. Chubb will work with a range of partner organizations in the United States and other countries to provide essential resources immediately. The funding will be made by the Chubb Charitable Foundation. Separately, the company announced that it will not conduct any layoffs of Chubb employees...

Cigna

The Cigna Foundation and New York Life Foundation launched the Brave of Heart Fund to provide monetary grants to survivors of front-line U.S. healthcare workers who give their lives in the fight against COVID-19. The Cigna Foundation and the New York Life Foundation are each making initial contributions of $25 million to seed the Fund. Together, the companies hope to raise more than $100 million to protect these families from financial hardship and provide behavioral and emotional support...

Cisco

Cisco is committing $225 million in cash, in-kind, and planned-giving to support both the global and local response to COVID-19. As part of its commitment, Cisco is allocating $8 million in cash and $210 million in product to the global coronavirus response. It is focusing these resources on supporting healthcare and education, government response and critical technology. Part of this will go to the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, supporting the World Health Organization’s (WHO) worldwide efforts to help prevent, detect, and manage the spread of COVID-19...

Citi

Citi announced that it has committed over $65 million to date in support of COVID-19-related community relief efforts around the world, including nearly $36 million in charitable contributions from Citi and nearly $30 million in grants from the Citi Foundation. Citi’s work to actively support COVID-19 relief efforts include global, regional and localized efforts in specific countries, including:

Citibot

Citibot is offering SMS notifications for Citizens free for 60 days for state and local agencies.

Citizens Financial Group

Citizens Bank in Providence, Rhode Island, has announced a commitment of $5 million in support of communities and businesses impacted by the coronavirus. The Community Support Relief program will provide funding in support of coronavirus-related efforts in regions where the bank operates — including Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island — while its Small Business Relief and Recovery program will provide funding and other assistance in the coming months to small businesses in the three states.

CityBase

CityBase is offering the CityBase Screendoor software to state and local governments, utilities, and news outlets for free for a period of time.

CivicReady

CivicReady is offering mass notification software free for 90-days.

Civil Space

Civil Space is temporarily offering free use of the Lite version of its platform to municipalities and other government organizations that can make use of the digital tools to connect with their communities.

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