Press Release

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Announces the 2020 Citizens Awards Winners

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced the recipients of its 2020 Citizens Awards – eight purpose-driven companies that have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in helping our communities grow stronger amid a global pandemic, economic downturn, and movement for racial equity. From addressing systemic issues faced by disadvantaged groups to combating hunger in communities hit hard by the pandemic to delivering life-altering innovations to those in need, this year’s winners show how businesses act as a catalyst for change in every aspect of society.

Childcare Challenges Persist as Parents Return to Work Amid COVID-19

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has released a new report, "Piecing Together Solutions: Returning to Work and the Childcare Dilemma," outlining how childcare challenges are affecting working parents amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The report examines how working parents are struggling to adapt to the ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic, including difficulties navigating alternative childcare arrangements and online K-12 learning.

Symba Wins First Digital Empowers ‘Pitch for Purpose’ Competition

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS) have announced the winner for the inaugural Pitch for Purpose competition. Held in conjunction with the 3rd annual Digital Empowers Summit, the competition featured six mission-driven founders whose startups are leveraging technology to address social and environmental challenges – from eliminating food insecurity to providing a crowdfunding platform for Black entrepreneurs.