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

Little Sesame

In partnership with the nonprofit organization Dreaming Out Loud, Little Sesame will deliver meals to residents of the most vulnerable D.C. communities. Its Meals for the City launched Monday at Kelly Miller Middle School in Ward 7.

Lockheed Martin

In response to this crisis, Lockheed Martin will be guided by and operate with three clear priorities. First, it will continue to protect the health and safety of its men and women on the job and their families. Second, it will continue to perform and deliver for its customers because what they do for national security, global communications, and infrastructure is critical to the nation and its allies. Third, Lockheed Martin will do its part to use its know-how, resources, and leadership as a company to assist its communities and country during this period of national crisis...

Lowe's

Lowe's is contributing $105 million in essential products and cash, and keeping stores open to provide essential products for the public to continue social distancing and prevent contagion. This is what Lowe's is doing for its communities and associates nationwide:

Lush Cosmetics

Lush Cosmetics, a personal care company, says it is doing its part to address this ongoing public health crisis. In its home base, the United Kingdom, Lush is inviting people to come into its stores and use the sinks to wash their hands, without any obligation to buy a product.

LVMH

LVMH, the owner of Louis Vuitton and Dior along with other brands, put $2.3 million toward the Coronavirus relief cause. LVMH also announced that it is converting three of its perfume manufacturing facilities where it normally makes fragrances for its Christian Dior, Givenchy and Guerlain brands to make hand sanitizer instead. The first deliveries will be March 16 and by the end of the first week, LVMH expects to have made 12 tons of the hydroalcoholic gel. The product will be given at no charge to French authorities and the largest hospital system in Europe.

Lyft

Lyft is donating tens of thousands of rides to those with essential transportation needs during the coronavirus pandemic, especially for families and children, low-income seniors, and doctors and nurses. Lyft is following updates on COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health officials. If Lyft is notified of a rider or driver testing positive for COVID-19, the driver will be temporarily suspended from using Lyft until they are medically cleared...

Lysol

Lysol has donated $2 million to the CDC Foundation’s new Coronavirus campaign, “All of Us: Combat Coronavirus.”

Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced a joint donation of $1 million to help fight hunger as a result of school closures and quarantines stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The donation will be split evenly among Feeding America® (FeedingAmerica.org) and Meals on Wheels America (MealsonWheelsAmerica.org).

Manulife Financial Corporation

Manulife is donating $1 million to support the availability and safe access to food for communities in need across Canada to help the most vulnerable people whose health and well-being are most immediately impacted. Manulife is also the parent company of John Hancock, which pledged $1 Million to the Boston Resiliency Fund.

MasterCard

Mastercard Impact Fund, Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, are jointly committing $125 million in “seed funding” to develop treatments for coronavirus. Mastercard also contributed $300,000 to the China Development Fund and encouraged global employee donations to Give2Asia with a 1:1 match.

McDonald's

McDonald's is screening customers for symptoms and feeding doctors and nurses to help combat the spread of Wuhan coronavirus in China.

McLane Global Logistics

McLane Global Logistics is partnering with the USDA to deliver food to children.

Medtronic Foundation

Medtronic and its foundation has committed $1.5 million to COVID-19 relief efforts worldwide. It has donated ventilators, respiratory filters, pulse oximeters, sensors and centrifugal blood pumps to Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital. Medtronic is increasing its production of ventilators, announcing that the company is on track to double its capacity to manufacture and supply ventilators.

Meituan

Meituan set up a 200 million yuan ($28,400,620) fund dedicated to caring for the nation’s medical staff. Initially, it will focus on assisting medical staff in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, with funds going toward medical resources, humanitarian help and ensuring that medical staff are supported in their daily lives. The company has also opened an online donation channel on the Meituan app, allowing users to donate money towards efforts to fight the new virus.

Melco Resorts & Entertainment

Melco Resorts & Entertainment contributed $2.6 million towards the efforts to contain the spreading of the Coronavirus.

Merck & Co., Inc.

In support of the U.S. and global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Merck has committed $500,000 to the UN Foundation Solidarity Response Fund for WHO and $250,000 to the CDC Foundation Emergency Response Fund. This is in addition to earlier donations totaling $225,000 to Direct Relief, Project HOPE and Give2Asia and 1 million RMB to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation. Merck has also provided 1.3 million masks and other PPE and equipment globally, $1.15M in medicine to China and more than 25,800 inhalers in the U.S.

Merrell

Merrell has delivered 1,200 pairs of shoes and boots to local hospitals in West Michigan including Spectrum Health and Mercy Health, as well as to the Grand Rapids Fire Department and Police Department.

MetLife

The MetLife Foundation announced that it is committing $25 million to the global response to COVID-19 in support of communities impacted by the pandemic. The grant funding from MetLife Foundation will span all regions where MetLife operates, and will address both short- and longer-term relief efforts. Initial grants will support communities and people with urgent needs for food, healthcare, childcare, and direct financial support...

MGM Resorts International

MGM China Holdings contributed $2.5 million towards the efforts to contain the spreading of the Coronavirus.

Micron

The Micron Foundation is providing 1M RMB ($143,432) to Give2Asia for support of frontline health workers and hospitals. The company also has a gift campaign to match employee donations.

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