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

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.

Civilis Consulting

Civilis Consulting is helping other businesses (clients and non-clients) to: - Institute work-from-home programs - Implement new marketing strategies for any conferences that have been canceled to ensure business relationships still get initiated and nurtured - Offer ideas to sales teams for alternatives to in-person meetings so relationship-building activities can continue with as little disruption as possible - Adjusting communications plans to ensure messaging is sensitive to the situations of their clients, prospects, employees, etc.

Cleco Corporate Holdings

Cleco Corporate Holdings will suspend power disconnections due to COVID-19.

CMS Energy

The Consumers Energy Foundation is supporting Michigan communities and an innovative solution to protect healthcare workers with over $600,000 in grants to help the continuing battle against COVID-19. These grants plus the $500,000 donations announced in March bring the Foundation’s contribution to COVID-19 support to over $1 million. Consumers Energy has also enhanced its Matching Gifts Program focusing on matching employee contributions to food banks/pantries, homeless shelters, community foundations and the United Way...

Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive has announced that it will support the World Health Organization (WHO) on its #SafeHands effort, mobilizing a number of its production facilities around the world to produce and donate 25 million soap bars to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Colgate is donating $20 Million in Health and hygiene product to local nonprofits. The company has also launched a global employee matching gifts program to support relief.

Comcast NBCUniversal

Comcast has committed $500 million to support its employees as coronavirus quarantines temporarily shut down business units. The funds will be put aside for pay and benefits for the companies employees. Comcast will not disconnect a customer’s Xfinity Internet, Xfinity Mobile, or Xfinity Voice service, and will waive late fees if contacted. Xfinity WiFi hotspots in business and outdoor locations across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers...

COMMON

COMMON has aided and advised socially responsible businesses who’ve been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company provided financial assistance, expedited the procurement of vital services, lead emergency restructuring processes, decoded PPP and EDIL loan programs and application processes, and created and distributed information media related to COVID-19.

COMO Metropolitan

COMO Metropolitan Bangkok joins the volunteering relief effort for the most vulnerable groups in Bangkok during COVID-19. On May 9th, the management team of COMO Metropolitan Bangkok volunteered in assisting to co-ordinate one thousand care packages consisting of sanitation items and food supplies to be delivered across Bangkok’s most vulnerable groups in Bangkok.

ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips’ business units and corporate groups are donating much-needed relief aid, food and medical supplies to area hospitals and first responders to help in the fight against the coronavirus. Here’s a summary of the company’s community support activities: 1) $300,000 USD donated to procure life-saving medical supplies and support front-line medical personnel in Wuhan, China. 2) More than 3,000 lbs. of food delivered to food banks and missions in Houston, Texas and Bartlesville, Oklahoma...

Consolidated Edison

Con Edison is drawing on the expertise of its workers in a Bronx machine shop to manufacture 40,000 face shields for Westchester County health-care workers who are treating coronavirus patients. The company turned the first 6,000 plastic shields over to Westchester County Executive George Latimer and plans to make and donate the remaining shields by the end of the month. The county government will distribute the shields to hospitals and nursing homes. Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) has donated a total of $30,000 to three local organizations...

CorePower Yoga

CorePower Yoga is offering everyone, including members and nonmembers free access to a special collection of online classes through CorePower Yoga On Demand.

Cornerstone

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Cornerstone is launching a free online public learning platform with access to essential training anytime, anywhere.

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand and several of LA’s homegrown tech companies launched LA-Tech.org, a non-profit coalition run entirely by local tech CEOs. In light of COVID-19, one of LA-Tech.org’s first major initiatives was to create #StepUpForLA, a fundraiser to provide rapid relief to fellow Angelenos by stepping up in two ways: to feed 1,000 of the communities food-insecure neighbors and to reconnect 1,000 foster youth to their education by gifting them laptops. The goal is to raise $415,000.

Corning

Corning Inc. will be donating 150,000 surgical masks to hospitals in New York, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Virginia amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Corning, to address the tight supply of COVID-19 test kits, is also donating 100,000 test tubes and providing 500,000 at a reduced cost.

Coursera

Coursera is working with U-M and Duke to offer Chinese learners access to online courses amid coronavirus outbreak.

Covestro LLC

Covestro has implemented a number of direct measures to provide local support to health and care facilities. With the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, employees have already supported rush orders of medical equipment manufacturers by supplying raw materials for the production of diagnostic and respiratory equipment, protective devices and test strips for disease control and other emergency aid. Further measures followed worldwide, including in-kind and money donations as well as strategic partnerships with customers...

COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition

The COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition is a private-sector led response that brings together healthcare organizations, technology firms, nonprofits, academia, and startups to preserve the healthcare delivery system and help protect U.S. populations. Together, the coalition is coordinating its collective expertise, capabilities, data and insights to provide data-driven, real-time insights to improve clinical outcomes...

Cox Enterprises

The James M. Cox Foundation is providing $5M to purchase equipment to make COVID-19 diagnostic testing more readily available in local communities. Inside customers’ homes, Cox Communications is helping families in need stay connected to the internet through its Connect2Compete program. The company has fast-tracked qualifications and increased speeds for those who qualify. The James M. Cox Foundation, along with three other foundations, announced a $325,000 donation to help feed frontline workers serving in emergency rooms, ICUs and critical care wards at 19 Atlanta hospitals.

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