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

Intel Corporation

The Intel Foundation will provide $4 million to support coronavirus relief efforts in communities where the company has a significant presence. The foundation will also offer a special match opportunity for every regular full-time and part-time employee and U.S. retiree to a total of $2 million for relief efforts around major Intel sites.

IPSY

IPSY gifted 50,000 self-care packages to healthcare workers in the contiguous United States. IPSY also launched a matching gift of up to $50,000 to the American Nurses Foundation for the Coronavirus Response Fund.

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. announced that it will provide a one-time bonus of $500 for drivers and personnel at field operations and customer facilities.

Jimmy Johns

To keep delivery orders safe for customers and employees, Jimmy Johns will deliver based on specific instructions described at check-out. An example would be "Leave food at the door."

Jo-Ann Fabrics

Neiman Marcus Group and Jo-Ann Fabrics are working together to make apparel for medical workers.  Neiman Marcus Group’s alterations facilities are receiving product from Jo-Ann Fabrics to start creating personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gowns and scrubs for use by health-care providers. Jo-Ann is also offering free kits to customers who want to make face masks. The retailer is giving away supplies including fabric, elastic and other materials; customers are instructed to drop off completed masks at their local stores, which serve as collection points.

Jockey International

Jockey International is producing isolation gowns and donating scrubs to medical workers at the Javits Center in New York. They plan to deliver up to 50,000 gowns a week.

John Hancock Financial

John Hancock is committed to building a healthier, more equitable Boston. That is why the company is standing with the City of Boston by making a $1 Million donation to the Boston Resiliency Fund. The Boston Resiliency Fund is the City of Boston’s effort to help coordinate fundraising and philanthropic efforts to provide essential services to Boston residents whose health and well-being are most immediately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, with a strategic focus on food access. The fund is also working to help first responders and critical care providers.

Johnson & Johnson

In January 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced its support of frontline health workers through the Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation, committing $250M over 10 years. On March 27, 2020, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies and the Johnson & Johnson Foundation increased that commitment by $50M for immediate COVID-19 response, primarily focused on supporting frontline health workers...

JPMorgan Chase

J.P. Morgan is committing $1,000,000 to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), an organization supporting relief and recovery efforts in disaster-stricken areas to provide immediate healthcare relief, including procuring and distributing medical supplies, to those who need it most. Beyond this, the philanthropic investment will support CFPA’s continued coordination with local governments across China to bolster disease prevention and resilience efforts in the middle and long term.

Kabbage

Kabbage launched www.helpsmallbusiness.com to support small businesses financially impacted by COVID-19. The initiative is a call-to-action across the U.S., enabling anyone to purchase an online gift certificate from participating small businesses to provide them with crucial financial support. Certificates can be redeemed in full after they’re issued or in the future when the crisis has subsided...

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is giving $1 million to public health organizations and collaborating with the CDC Foundation to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keen

The outdoor and utility brand, Keen, announced it will give away 100,000 pairs of shoes, valued at approximately $10 million, to those affected by the COVID-19 crisis, including health-care professionals and people who have lost their jobs. The Portland, Oregon based outdoor brand is asking people to nominate individuals in need on its website.

Kentucky Fried Chicken

KFC has partnered with the nonprofit Blessings in a Backpack to help provide weekend meals to kids who might otherwise go hungry, donating $400,000 to go directly to providing prepackaged meals for school children.

Kering

Kering announced a donation of $1.1 million (7.5 million RMB) to the Red Cross in the heavily impacted province of Hubei. The donation will be used for front-line prevention and control work (including care for hospital medical staff and patients) as well as training and public health education.

Kraft Heinz

Kraft-Heinz is donating $12 million in support of communities impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. In the U.S., that translates to $1.9 million in cash and $4.7 million in products, including Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Heinz Gravy, Planters Nut Mixes, and Devour frozen meals, for a total of $6.6 million to Feeding America and its network of food banks.

Kroger

The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation committed $3 million to be equally distributed between the Foundation’s nonprofit partners, Feeding America and No Kid Hungry. The funding will support local food banks nationwide and initiatives that ensure children, whose schools may be closed, still have access to nutritious meals.

L'Oreal

L’Oréal pledged $720,000 (5 million RMB) to help China to fight the Coronavirus.

Las Vegas Sands Corporation

Las Vegas Sands contributed $2.5 million towards the efforts to contain the spreading of the Coronavirus.

LEON

Naturally Fast Food brand LEON has ramped up its ongoing support of the NHS during the Covid-19 crisis, by launching FeedNHS. The not-for-profit campaign is set to raise vital funds, to provide LEON’s food directly to key workers on the frontline in the NHS, dealing with the ongoing crisis. LEON introduced a 50% discount to NHS teams immediately and committed to turn over 100% of profits to the NHS during the crisis. To date, LEON has served 19,214 meals to NHS workers at 50 per cent discount.

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liberty Mutual Insurance has allocated over $6 million to COVID-19 relief efforts. This includes up to $4 million in emergency grants for current grant partners, $1 million for the Boston Resiliency Fund, $50,000 for the Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund and $1,000 for each of the 880 Serve with Liberty (employee service) partners. In addition, the company increased its employee giving match from 50% to 100% through March, and are making 100 boxed lunches a day for youth experiencing homelessness in Boston...

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