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

DSM

DSM produced its first bottles of hand sanitizers and will start sending out 260,000 bottles to support front line workers in the hospitals.

Duke Energy

Duke Energy has pledged $1.3 million to health and human services and hunger relief efforts in seven states it serves. This was done through Duke Energy Foundation.

DuPont

DuPont will donate equipment to agencies in China that are handling medical cases and would work to increase the supply of its products to meet customer demand. DuPont has donated 16,000 pieces of personal protective garments to the most affected areas through the China Red Cross Foundation to protect healthcare workers and front-line personnel in the prevention and control of novel Coronavirus. DuPont has also donated probiotic products worth more than 800,000 yuan ($114,999) to help regulate and improve people's immunity.

Durham Distillery

Durham Distillery is offering local businesses two liters of free homemade sanitizer with an appointment. The sanitizer is made up of 70 percent ethanol and 30 percent water.

Dutch Bros. Coffee

During the month of April, Dutch Bros is donating all profits to First Responders First, supporting medical first responders. On March 31st, the Dutch Bros Foundation pledged $1 million - $500,000 to the United Way's Safety Net Fund, $400,000 to provide food security and $100,000 distributed to its shops to support first responders, hospital and healthcare workers, and critical community service providers in the form of gift cards and product donations. Dutch Bros is partnering with ASRV to provide its employees with masks in a buy one, give one program...

Dyson

British technology company Dyson has designed a new ventilator, the “CoVent,” which it will be producing in order to help treat coronavirus patients.

Echo360

Echo360, a video platform designed specifically for education, has announced that teachers can use the platform for free to create a number of classes and ensure academic continuity as campuses close and instruction must be delivered remotely. Higher education and high school instructors can request a free Echo360 account to record and deliver their classes online.

Ecolab

To help combat the spread of COVID-19, Ecolab worked with World Emergency Relief to donate more than 205,000 pounds of cleaning and sanitizing products, valued at more than $550,000, to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. Ecolab also has committed $700,000 in support of United Way efforts throughout the country and has contributed to the National Restaurant Association Employee Relief Fund to help support restaurant workers impacted by COVID-19.

Eight Oaks Farm Distillery

Eight Oaks Farm Distillery in Pennsylvania has stopped production of whiskey, rum, and other spirits to make hand sanitizer, which it donates to nonprofits and local frontline workers.

Elastic

Elastic Cares set up a volunteering opportunity with Career Village on April 1 to encourage Elasticians to share their knowledge of the tech industry and help train the next generation of tech professionals. Elastic Cares set up a one-hour, live Q&A session on that was free for students to access. Advice was given in several time zones, including in North and South America, the EU and the Asia Pacific regions. Elastic is also releasing free and open on-demand courses.

Eli Lilly and Company

The Lilly Foundation has donated a total of $250,000 to Direct Relief and Project HOPE to support the procurement and shipping of needed supplies to China. These grants by the Lilly Foundation are in addition to a cash donation of one million yuan (about $150,000) by Lilly China to the Red Cross. Lilly employees across the globe can contribute to a coronavirus disaster relief fund through Lilly Global Giving. Personal donations of $25 (USD) or more are matched by the Lilly Foundation.

Emergent BioSolutions

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. announced that it has entered into a formal partnership with the U.S. government to expedite development of a plasma-derived therapy for patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Emergent has received $14.5 million from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), in support of its COVID-HIG program, one of two hyperimmune development programs announced by Emergent in March...

Emerson Electric Company

Emerson is increasing production and using its ultrasonic equipment to create surgical face masks, face shields, disposable hygiene gowns, and to get PPE to care providers faster. The company has also shifted manufacturing capacity at one of its key facilities to accelerate production of printed circuit boards for ultrasonic welding equipment critical to manufacturing N95 face masks. Emerson's technology is being used to monitor temperature and humidity of COVID-19 test kits from development to distribution at healthcare facilities, pop-up emergency medical facilities, and testing sites.

Empower Africa

Empower Africa is mobilizing medical supplies and washing stations to health centers and dense areas. The organization is also creating a national food security plan.

English Hills Event Centers

English Hills Event Centers are delivering meals to people in hospice care. English Hills is also raising money for food for families living in poverty in communities that the company supports in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Enova

Enova will contribute a total of $500,000 to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund and the Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund. Enova will also be expanding its “You Decide, Enova Gives” program. Based on nominations from Enova team members and a companywide vote, Enova will make a $10,000 donation to two organizations providing COVID-19 relief. The company will encouraging team members to make use of its charitable match program, which matches employee donations up to $250.

Entergy

Entergy shareholders have committed more than $1.3 million to help community nonprofits and qualifying customers who are struggling with the financial impact of the ongoing pandemic. Through grants made to United Way and other nonprofit partners, Entergy’s relief fund is addressing community impacts and helping customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York and Texas pay for basic needs such as food and nutrition, rent and mortgage assistance, and other critical living expenses until financial situations become more stable...

Enterprise Holdings Inc.

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has donated $2,000 to help AWARE with relief of the financial impact from COVID-19.

Epluno Apparel

Epluno Apparel is refurbishing N95 masks and is addressing N95 mask strap detachment issues some health care providers are having. The company found a way to sanitarily reattach stronger straps with embroidery machines. The company is also starting to produce its own disposable gowns and hand sanitizer.

Equitable

Equitable and Equitable Foundation commit $1 million to COVID-19 relief programs. Equitable helps educators equip students with remote learning resources through Donors Choose.

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