Corporate Citizenship Responses to COVID-19

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As COVID-19 (the coronavirus) continues to disrupt society across the world, companies are stepping up to support responders, remove barriers to healthcare, and provide services and products to those who need them most. Below are examples of how Center members are helping those in need during this time of crisis. We will be adding to this list on an ongoing basis. Last date updated: 6/5/2020

Does your company have a COVID-19 response you’d like us to share? Let us know by emailing ccc@bc.edu.

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AIG [via communication with BCCCC

AIG is making donations of PPE around the world. 

Apple

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple will be donating 10 million n95 respirator masks to the U.S. and Europe in order to fight Coronavirus.

Applied Materials

Applied Materials has partnered with Give2Asia to provide medical equipment to professionals in Wuhan who are combatting Coronavirus.

To meet urgent health needs, Applied Materials is delivering face masks and blood analysis systems to frontline medical personnel in the U.S., Europe, and China, and, at its manufacturing sites in Austin, Texas, Kalispell, Montana, and Singapore, enterprising engineers are making personal protective equipment and using 3D printers to create face shields and touchless door handles for use in their local communities.

BD

BD has provided product donations, including catheters, flush products, syringes, sharps, and blood collection tubes valued at approximately $300,000 to the local Red Cross in Wuhan, which will be used to outfit two new military hospitals that will accommodate coronavirus-infected patients.

Blackbaud

Blackbaud will be making a donation to the World Health Organization and the UN Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to put technology in place to fight the spread of the virus. This technology will help track the virus and provide powerful insights into how it is spreading, ensuring patients are getting the care they need; improving the buying and shipping of essential medical supplies; and accelerating efforts to develop a vaccine.

Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company is donating $1 million in cash and food to food banks in the communities where it operates. In addition to funding, Campbell will dedicate production runs in plants to assist local food banks until the pandemic subsides. Thirty-three Campbell hometowns across the country, from Ohio to Puerto Rico, will benefit from direct assistance.

Charles Schwab 

Charles Schwab & Co. donated thousands of N95 masks and nitrile gloves from their emergency kits to local health care facilities across the country.

Citgo

CITGO Petroleum Corporation, in partnership with the Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO), donated 150 Kindle tablets to the Houston and Alief Independent School Districts to help support low-income students' e-learning needs during the COVID-19 school closures and subsequent move to remote learning platforms.

Cox Enterprises

Cox Enterprises was able to fill a portion of the critical shortage of medical gowns and other protective equipment by donating 6,000 disposable coveralls to Piedmont and Emory Healthcare on April 16.

Deere & Company

A group of Deere employees in Moline, IL continue to produce protective face shields for healthcare workers. As of May 1, the team has shipped more than 200,000 face shields and plans to produce another 200,000. While initial orders were delivered to healthcare workers in communities where our employees live and work, plans have expanded to provide shields to healthcare workers in more than a dozen states/Canadian provinces. Springfield, Missouri, was one of the most recent communities to take delivery of a shipment.

John Deere employees in India provided food and hygiene supplies to communities and personal protective equipment to hospitals and healthcare workers. The initial relief effort focused on food insecure areas in four cities – Pune, Dewas, Sirhind, and Nagpur – where Deere has factories or offices. 

In China during the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Deere dealers and customers jumped into action to help build two new hospitals in less than two weeks.

Dow Chemical

Dow to expand hand sanitizer production at additional sites in North America, Europe and Latin America. There are five Dow sites expected to produce more than 200 metric tons, equivalent to more than 880,000 eight-ounce bottles. The product will be donated to local health systems and government agencies. Deliveries and additional production is expected to begin this week.

DuPont

DuPont is has donated three types of personal protective garments to the most affected areas through the China Red Cross Foundation, to protect healthcare workers and front-line personnel. DuPont also contributed probiotic products to help regulate and improve immunity. These donated materials have been allocated by the China Red Cross Foundation to the most needed areas.

FedEx

Since the beginning of 2020, FedEx has sent 10 humanitarian aid shipments of medical supplies to China in collaboration with Direct Relief. Those shipments have contained surgical caps, medical gowns, coveralls, masks, gloves, shoe covers and face shields. FedEx is also assisting a network of COVID-19 testing centers by dedicating 28 flight legs in order to move the test specimens from remote areas.

First Interstate Foundation [via communication with BCCCC

In addition to other COVID Relief efforts, $70,000 will be granted to Native CDFI’s in their footprint. Native CDFIs were not authorized underwriters in the PPP for either round one or two because they were not SBA certified and/or their portfolio size was too small to meet requirements.

Harvard Pilgram HealthCare Foundation

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation today announced it will contribute $40,000 to Coastal Foodshed to sponsor and coordinate the New Bedford COVID-19 Meal Delivery Project. Starting Monday and running for four weeks initially, Tia Maria’s European Cafe and Destination Soups will prepare 100 daily meals for older adults and others in need in New Bedford, Mass. As part of this project, meals will be delivered to homes by New Bedford-based Yes! We Van commuter transportation services. As a result of Coastal Foodshed’s sponsorship of the meals program, at least eight local people will now be back to work helping others.

Hilton

Hilton and American Express have partnered to donate up to 1 million hotel rooms to frontline medical professionals during the COVID-19 crisis. Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge, or isolate from their families through the end of May.

Building on its partnership with American Express to offer 1 million hotel rooms for medical professionals, Hilton is now working with José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen to provide healthy, fresh meals to medical professionals staying at participating Hilton hotels in New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. – with more cities to come. 

JetBlue

JetBlue is donating free flights to healthcare workers heading to New York State. 

Just Born

Just Born Quality Confections has donated almost 15,000 gloves, 120 N95 masks, candy, Easter Baskets and PEEPS® Crocs to our local hospitals. 

Kroger

The Kroger Family of Companies announced the launch of an expanded Dairy Rescue Program, designed to support children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic through the summer months. In partnership with its dairy cooperative suppliers and farmers across the Midwest and South, Kroger will process and donate about 200,000 gallons of additional milk to Feeding America food banks and community organizations through the end of August, uplifting its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative. 

Lowes

Lowes made a $10 million donation in essential protective products to do its part in helping to keep medical professionals on the frontlines of this crisis healthy and safe.

Morton Salt [via communication with BCCCC

Morton Salt and its affiliate company in Canada, Windsor Salt, are working with Feeding America, Food Banks Canada, and other partners to make product donations throughout North America, including more than 25,000 pounds of salt for La Tablée des Chefs to produce more than 1,600,000 meals for people in need in Quebec.

Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions and the Motorola Solutions Foundation are committing over $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to support first responders and front line health care professionals whose heroic efforts are keeping everyone protected and safe.

Nasdaq

Nasdaq is reserving an estimated $1 million of advertising time on the Nasdaq MarketSite Tower in Times Square for Public Service Address messages related to social distancing and other efforts to #flattenthecurve. In addition, to support local health care providers, Nasdaq has donated 12,000 face masks this month to the Greater New York Hospital Association, and has an on-going effort to collect additional face masks from our clients, partners, and vendors.

Nike, Inc.

Nike and a group of athletes are joining forces to donate 30,000 pairs of shoes to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In recognition of frontline healthcare workers combating COVID-19 around the world, Nike will partner with nonprofit Good360 in the United States and local organizations across Europe to donate more than 140,000 pieces of footwear, apparel and equipment globally.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is also focused on in-kind donations, including using 3-D printers from across the company to produce thousands of face shields a week for hospitals.

PSEG

PSEG has donated 50,000 N95 masks to help health care workers and first responders who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.

QVC Inc.

Qurate Retail Group, with member company QVC, is donating QVC and HSN airtime to run COVID-19 PSAs from the non-profit Ad Council.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Regeneron is helping frontline healthcare workers by working with the Afya Foundation to send medical supplies to New-York based hospitals.

S&P Global [via communication with BCCCC

S&P Global is providing hospitals and governments with complimentary access to its Panjiva supply chain data to help track and identify the supply of ventilators and personal protective equipment. The Company has also donated over 100,000 medical-grade face masks around the world. In India, CRISIL employees are using their corporate kitchen to serve 10,000 meals per day to the most vulnerable in Mumbai during the current lockdown.

Target

On top of Target’s previous donations of anti-viral and N95 respirator masks to first responders and healthcare professionals at more than 50 organizations across the country, the retailer also announced that it will donate an additional 2 million KN95 respirator masks to the medical community. It will continue to explore ways to secure additional inventory for those in critical need.

The United Illuminating Company (Avangrid)

AVANGRID, Inc. announced it is donating a total of 31,000 protective masks to hospitals and other institutions facing critical shortages of protective gear during the coronavirus pandemic. The donation includes 16,000 surgical masks and 15,000 N95 respirators, which will be distributed in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New York, where Avangrid Networks companies provide electricity and natural gas services. The masks are being shipped today to receiving centers in each state. In addition to the donation of masks, the AVANGRID companies have also taken steps to reinforce the electric system that provides energy to hospitals and other critical facilities whose services are essential during the crisis. Company personnel have been inspecting the electrical circuits that serve those facilities and performing maintenance work to help prevent service disruptions.

UPS

The UPS Foundation and medical product donors and relief partners MAP International, MedShare, and Good 360 provided more than 4 million respirator masks, 11,000 protective suits and 280,000 nitrile gloves to healthcare workers.

UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward and CVS Health Corporation will use drones to deliver prescription medicines from a CVS pharmacy to The Villages, Florida for the largest U.S. retirement community, home to more than 135,000 residents. The service will use Matternet’s M2 drone system. Drone transport offers a fast delivery option for medicines that are time-sensitive, while supporting social-distancing efforts. Drone delivery options provide individuals with a convenient alternative to visiting a pharmacy. This program can also help prioritize the protection of our healthcare heroes.

USAA

The USAA Foundation, Inc. is supporting three San Antonio organizations, Alamo Colleges Foundation, BiblioTech and SAISD Foundation, to provide needed broadband infrastructure and devices to students and low-to-moderate income households in San Antonio primarily within SAISD, where an estimated 60 percent of high school students do not have access to the internet at home. The USAA Foundation, Inc. is supporting Semper Fi & America’s Fund, providing immediate financial assistance to combat wounded, ill and injured service members. They are also partnering with Operation Gratitude, to help provide care packages for first responders and healthcare professionals across six cities where it has a corporate presence.

Verizon Communications Inc.

Verizon Media donated $10 million in advertising inventory to support mental and public health response efforts to address the novel coronavirus. The inventory will be used to raise awareness, mobilize resources, and provide campaign support including creative services and management. The company also launched Yahoo Life, a site focused on news, resources and content dedicated to wellbeing.

Walgreens

Walgreens has donated 1,500 thermometers to local health departments in Santa Clara and Alameda Counties in California.

Wells Fargo

The National Disability Institute launches COVID-19 Financial Resilience Center to provide cost-free financial resources for people with disabilities. With support from the Wells Fargo Foundation, the goal of the Center is to promote effective financial decision making and stability in response to the adverse economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Wells Fargo Foundation is collaborating with national nonprofits to rapidly expand access to virtual resources and financial coaching, direct cash assistance, and other resources to help students and hourly/part-time, lower-income, immigrant, gig workers and other vulnerable populations who are facing immediate and evolving concerns about their financial security. Grant recipients include: Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, Credit Builders Alliance, National Disability Institute, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, and SAGE USA.

Xilinx

Xilinx has donated $1.1 million for COVID-19 crisis relief. Donations have been made to organizations that are critical to the global effort to combat the pandemic, to the local community in Silicon Valley, and to communities around the world including the World Health Organization, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) COVID-19 Response Fund, the Silicon Valley Strong Fund and funds for key regions to be distributed by Xilinx regional leadership in support of local needs.

Zovio [via communication with BCCCC

Zovio donated laptops to the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation’s Community Laptop Drive for Education to support students who do not have devices at home and empower students to participate in virtual learning.

 

Grants

AIG [via communication with BCCCC

AIG has made a donation to the New York Food Bank, donations in lieu of manpower for some canceled volunteer events, promoting the use of their 2:1 Matching Grants Program, which recently expanded to support organizations based in Canada and the UK.

Air Products

The Air Products Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant, approximately 700,000 renminbi, to assist COVID-19 recovery efforts in China, on top of an earlier donation of 500,000 renminbi, approximately $70,000, made by Air Products China to the Red Cross in China to support the most urgent medical care needs. In addition, Air Products Korea has donated KRW 100 million (equivalent to US 84,000 dollars) to the non-profit organization Community Chest of Korea to help fight against the outbreak.

Allstate

The Allstate Foundation is contributing $5 million to accelerate relief and recovery for domestic violence victims, youth in need, first responders and communities at large. Among those funds is $500,000 to help National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) support more than 100 local domestic violence organizations. As one of the most vulnerable populations, victims of domestic violence are especially at risk if they are sheltering in place with their abusers.

American Electric Power [via communication with BCCCC

The American Electric Power Foundation committed nearly $3 million to support basic human needs and help address the hardships faced by customers and communities. Nearly 80 grants have been made to charitable nonprofit organizations across the AEP service area.

Applied Materials

Applied Materials has partnered with Give2Asia to provide medical equipment to professionals in Wuhan who are combatting Coronavirus.

Applied Materials has increased its support to food banks at sites across the U.S. due to the unprecedented number of families these organizations are serving. In Korea, the company is helping to ensure disadvantaged children and their families gain access to nutritious meals and personal protective equipment. Additionally, by increasing matching funds available to Applied Materials employees, the company is helping its employees contribute to COVID-19 relief efforts in areas where they see the biggest need and continue supporting their favorite charities—all of which will feel the impact of the pandemic.

Arizona Public Service Electric

APS announced a $1 million contribution to help nonprofit agencies with their response to COVID-19. The company will immediately distribute $500,000 to the Arizona Community Foundation and different chapters of United Way throughout Arizona. These funds will support various nonprofit organizations directly assisting individuals and families experiencing hardship due to COVID-19. Through collaboration with a broad range of partners from different sectors, APS will work quickly to assess how the remaining $500,000 commitment can best fill resource needs across Arizona. This additional funding may be issued from the APS Foundation.

AthenaHealth

Athenahealth is making a donation to the CDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund through the ‘All of Us’ campaign for COVID19 response efforts. This donation is being made in honor of healthcare workers across the globe, as they truly are our ‘healthcare heroes’. AthenaHealth is also proud to match up to $100,000 of employee donations to the campaign.

Banfield Pet Hospital [via communication with BCCCC

The Banfield Foundation launched a COVID-19 Respond and Rebuild program, committing $500,000 to provide immediate support to organizations helping owned and shelter pets receive care during these unprecedented times. Additionally, Banfield’s associate relief program, the Better Together Fund, expanded its support to include COVID impact in addition to disaster relief and domestic violence. A maximum of $1,000 grants are awarded to qualifying associates to support housing, childcare, and food needs.

Bank of America [via communication with BCCCC

Bank of America announced that it will provide up to $250 million in capital to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) by funding loans through the newly established Paycheck Protection Program. In addition, Bank of America will provide up to $10 million in philanthropic grants to help fund the operations of CDFIs. As you know CDFIs are critical sources of capital to small business and the nonprofit sector, so our efforts to support their work is ever important.

BD

BD is donating $750,000 to COVID-19 response efforts in the U.S. and internationally, in addition to the $350,000 in cash and product the Company donated to COVID-19 relief efforts in China earlier this year, bringing the Company's total COVID-19 response contributions to $1.1 million. The new funding is being deployed through six non-profit partners, to support healthcare workers in the United States, Europe, Latin America and China in their collaborative battle against COVID-19.

Berkshire Bank [via communication with BCCCC

Berkshire Bank is providing $1 million in grants through Berkshire Bank Foundation, including $500,000 in small business assistance distributed through non-profit partners.

Booz Allen

The Booz Allen Foundation has established a $1 million Innovation Fund to help nonprofits, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, innovators at colleges and universities, and startups and small businesses harness the power of data, technology, and diverse intellectual capital to improve COVID-19 relief efforts and make a difference. 

CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy has announced that its foundation will contribute $1.5 million to nonprofit organizations, agencies and causes that are committed to supporting those who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The CenterPoint Energy COVID-19 Relief Fund will include $1 million in direct contributions, as well as up to $500,000 in matching gifts for employees’ contributions to qualifying 501(c)3 organizations. Grants will be provided to qualifying nonprofits across CenterPoint Energy’s utility footprint that are working to assist individuals during the COVID-19 crisis. Employee donations will receive a match of $1.50 for every $1 donated.

Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab Foundation has committed $1.25 million in philanthropic contributions for a variety of relief efforts. $1 million in direct grants will support food banks and community funds in their 10 main employee centers, the CDC Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Emergency Response Fund. 

CITGO Petroleum Corporation

The Simón Bolívar Foundation Inc. (SBF), the nonprofit, private foundation of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, is launching a special round of its small grants program to help alleviate the damaging effects of the COVID-19 crisis in Venezuela.

Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank announced a $5M commitment to support communities and small businesses dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will support local organizations supporting small businesses, nonprofits responding to relief efforts, and small business customers with grant funding.

Comerica Bank

Comerica Bank and Comerica Charitable Foundation will invest $4 million in community programming support and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. These funds will be primarily deployed to Community Development Financial Institutions to support strategic programs designed to meet the needs of small and micro businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19.

Cox Enterprises

The James M. Cox Foundation announced its commitment to provide up to $5 million to Emory Healthcare for purchasing COVID-19 testing equipment.

Deloitte 

In response to COVID-19, Deloitte committed $2 million USD to support funding the unique and varying response and relief efforts of local communities across the country. As part of this commitment, a portion went to the United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund, which provides support for the 211 network, free and confidential 24/7 hotline service that helps people find the local resources they need—whether food, health, or education resources.

Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana [via communication with BCCCC

Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana along with the Delta Dental Foundation, have committed nearly $90 million to support customers, dentists and nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This included a corporate gift to help launch a program at Michigan State University dedicated to decontaminating N95 masks so that they can be safely reused multiple times.

Dutch Bros Coffee

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 their shops to support first responders, hospital and healthcare workers, and critical community service providers in the form of gift cards and product donations. 

EQT Corporation [via communication with BCCCC

The EQT Foundation awarded $360,000 in grant funding to the local community foundations and food banks throughout the company’s operational footprint of southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, and eastern Ohio. Six community foundation’s each received $50,000 donations that will go to support nonprofits most in need as a result of the pandemic, and between $5,000 - $10,000 was awarded to seven food banks helping to ensure mobile food distribution events continue to take place. 

Evergy

Evergy is committing $2.2 million to help agencies, communities and customers respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing its 2020
planned community giving to more than $8 million. Evergy will support the community through emergency nonprofit grants, small business assistance, and support for customers in need of assitance with energy payments. 

First Interstate Foundation [via communication with BCCCC

First Interstate BancSystem and First Interstate Foundation have granted over $1 million dollars, including grants helping many rural areas in Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. 

GM

GM has directed $2.6M in grant funding to nonprofit organizations across the country to address increasing critical needs and has provided international relief in China and Uzbekistan. 

The Hartford

The Hartford has announced that it donate $1 million to the CDC Foundation Emergency Response Fund, CDP COVID Response Fund, HFPG COVID-19 Community Fund, and Feeding America to assist these organizations as they continue their hard work of helping those who need it most. 

Hilton

The Hilton Effect Foundation is investing in grants to support organizations such as World Central Kitchen and Clean the World that are fighting the spread of infection and aiding communities in need.

Just Born

Recipients of community grants from Just Born Quality Confections may re-allocate their funding from programmatical to operational support. 

KPMG LLP

KPMG in the U.S. and the KPMG U.S. Foundation Inc. have pledged to donate over $2 million to support nonprofit organizations impacted by COVID-19. The firm recently announced its plans to help local and national nonprofit organizations with the following charitable funds provided by the KPMG U.S. Foundation Inc.:$500,000 in an additional donation from the U.S. firm will go to support the DRF COVID-19 launch, which is now open to all U.S. KPMG partners and employees for personal contributions. 
$400,000 in KPMG U.S. Foundation Community Impact Grants – for the first time, the KPMG U.S. Foundation is providing 800 grants in the amount of $500 each to charitable nonprofit organizations actively supported by KPMG U.S. employees. 
$130,000 in COVID-19 Relief Grants – These grants, funded by the KPMG U.S. Foundation, Inc. reserves, are being equally disbursed to 501c-3 organizations where we have existing relationships at the national level.

Liberty Mutual Insurance 

Liberty Mutual Foundation commits $15 million in crisis funding to front-line organizations: Liberty Mutual lifted all restrictions on program grants for 374 organizations, to offer these organizations the flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those they are serving.

Lowes

Lowes has pledged $15 million to be used as grants to support the fight against coronavirus.

LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell announced a $1.3 million donation to support the COVID-19 response efforts of the Global FoodBanking Network and United States local food banks. LyondellBasell's donation will support food banks in 17 countries and communities where the company has major operations.

MAPFRE Insurance

MAPFRE Insurance is proud to announce that Fundación MAPFRE, a global nonprofit foundation created by MAPFRE, is donating $2.3 million to support urgent medical and community needs across Massachusetts in response to COVID-19. The funding is part of a global $38 million aid package by the foundation for medical providers and communities around the world.

MetLife Foundation

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. MetLife Foundation announced that it has committed to donating $1 million to food banks across the U.S. to help them deal with increased demand for their services as a result of coronavirus. MetLife Foundation will donate funds to food banks in communities where MetLife, Inc. has a significant presence, such as the greater New York City area, Cary, N.C., Tampa, Fla., and Warwick, R.I.

Morton Salt [via communication with BCCCC

Morton Salt and its affiliate companies across North and South America are collectively pledging $500,000 to nonprofit organizations that provide essential support to those most in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, including $100,000 to Feeding America, $50,000 to Food Banks Canada, $50,000 to the James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund, $50,000 to West Island Community Shares, and $50,000 to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, among others.

Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions will prioritize its annual $9 million grant program to support organizations implementing COVID-19 response and relief initiatives. 

Nasdaq

As part of Nasdaq’s $6 million philanthropic commitment, a cash donation in total of $5 million will be provided to the following programs: the Opportunity Fund’s Small Business Relief Fund; the World Central Kitchen’s #ChefsForAmerica relief efforts, and the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Nasdaq is also double matching all employee donations to global COVID-19 relief and response efforts through the Nasdaq GoodWorks program.

National Grid

The National Grid Foundation has made a donation of $500,000 to 45 local organizations across Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island to help support hunger relief and human services for people in need and struggling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including those providing meals to children and families, and those assisting first responders. 

National Instruments

National Instruments announced that $2.5 million will be immediately deployed from the National Instruments Fund, a donor advised fund established by NI in 2019 with the Austin Community Foundation, to support global and local COVID-19 relief efforts. $1 million to be made available as a matching grant to the All Together ATX Fund, created by Austin Community Foundation and United Way for Greater Austin. The fund will provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of the outbreak. The grant will match individual and corporate donations, up to a total of $1 million. $1.5 million to be deployed to nonprofit organizations that serve the other communities where NI has major global operations. The remainder of the $7 million donor advised fund is expected to be invested in STEM education and community development programs for underserved and underrepresented groups to promote opportunity and prosperity.

New Balance

The New Balance Foundation has committed $2 million in non-profit grants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support local, regional and global communities.

New Relic

New Relic is supporting the communities it serves by launching a $100,000 charitable giving campaign that will match employee donations to the COVID-19 relief nonprofits in their local communities.

Nike

Nike executives are personally donating a combined $10 million to community relief efforts. Employee contributions will be matched two-to-one.

PSEG

PSEG Long Island and the PSEG Foundation are supporting the Island Harvest Food Bank in its response to critical community needs throughout Long Island as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The PSEG Foundation provided the Island Harvest Food Bank a grant of $45,000 to address rising food insecurity, including children who do not have access to school feeding programs because their schools are temporarily closed because of the public health crisis.

PwC

As part of its Project HOPE initiative, PwC is donating $2.85 million in grants to focus on areas of need. PwC is also donating $500,000 to disaster relief organizations to deliver personal protective equipment including N95 masks and essential items to healthcare providers.

PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. announced new grants totaling $2.85 million to support communities most impacted by COVID-19. $500,000 to Feeding America's COVID-19 Response Fund to assist in mobilizing the distribution of emergency food boxes through Feeding America's network of 200 food banks across the country, including low-income families and children who may no longer have access to school meals, as well as seniors. 
$500,000 to Direct Relief to support efforts to help contain the spread of COVID-19 by obtaining and delivering personal protective equipment to frontline health workers at community health centers (CHCs) and clinics, and increasing support for CHCs' management of patients with chronic illnesses, who are at greater risk for COVID-19. 
$1.5 million to be distributed locally to address specific challenges cities are facing. The PwC Foundation is designating funds for nonprofit organizations to address community needs across the U.S.

QVC Inc.

Qurate Retail Group, with member company QVC, committed $10 million to global COVID-19 relief efforts for urgent needs in its communities worldwide. Among other areas, this initiative will provide an inaugural corporate grant to Nest’s Personal Protective Equipment Purchase Initiative, helping artisan businesses survive by shifting production to high quality PPE.

S&P Global

The S&P Global Foundation has so far allocated $4 million in new funding for a mix of national and global COVID-19 relief efforts, which will support first responders, help the hungry, provide medical supplies, support small business, and meet other critical needs. This includes support for the Business Roundtable’s partnership with Project HOPE, to source and distribute masks and other protective equipment for donation to the U.S. medical community.

Samsung Electronics North America

Since the onset of COVID-19, Samsung has worked to supply Samsung products and technology to aid frontline healthcare workers in local hospitals across New York and New Jersey. To assist school systems with their transition to remote learning, they have built on the 10 years of their Solve for Tomorrow program by expediting the delivery of nearly $3 million in technology and supplies to local schools across the country by awarding 20 Schools for Tackling Mental Health, Climate Change and More in its $3 Million STEM Competition. Each National Finalist school will receive $50,000* in Samsung technology and classroom supplies, and a trip to New York City to pitch their project to a panel of judges to compete for the grand prize.The general public will also elect one Community Choice Winner from the pool of National Finalists to receive an additional $10,000* in Samsung technology for their school. 

To support local needs in the states with their largest workforces – California, New Jersey, and Texas – Samsung will donate $1 million to each of the following four locations: New Jersey: The newly formed New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund by the Community Foundation of New Jersey and First Lady Tammy Murphy, which will raise funds and organize and coordinate resources for New Jersey’s most vulnerable. ( https://njprf.org/ )
North Texas: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to address the immediate and urgent needs of North Texans, as well as longer-term challenges that will affect education, income, and health outcomes. 
Central Texas: All Together ATX ( https://www.alltogetheratx.org/ ) , a community-led philanthropic fund that will benefit people in the Greater Austin area with immediate needs including food insecurity, basic needs, medical needs, employment and child care; crisis support funds to several local school districts including Austin and Manor ISD and providing hunger relief through Central Texas Food Bank. ( https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/ )
California: Silicon Valley Strong, ( https://siliconvalleystrong.org/ ) which provides economic relief for impacted people, small businesses and community-based organizations; MedShare, ( https://www.medshare.org/ ) which sources and delivers medical supplies and healthcare equipment to local hospitals; and Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, ( https://www.shfb.org/ ) which feeds children, families and seniors especially during this time of need.
To address educational needs, Samsung will donate $300,000 through their Solve for Tomorrow partner, DonorsChoose, to benefit Keep Kids Learning which provides much-needed assistance for widespread closures in school districts around the country, focusing on California, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Texas and Washington. Here’s how it works: You make a donation of any amount to Keep Kids Learning. All donations go to teachers at schools serving low-income communities where nearly all students are eligible for free and reduced lunch. Teachers select the materials they need and distribute them to students at home. ( https://www.donorschoose.org/coronavirus )

Samsung Austin Semiconductor donated $1 million to support organizations responding to the coronavirus pandemic in Central Texas:
All Together ATX ($500,000): All Together ATX is a community-led philanthropic fund that will support people in the Greater Austin area with immediate needs including food insecurity, basic needs, medical needs, employment and child care.
Crisis Support for Students($300,000): Funds were distributed to school districts and other school-affiliated organizations that are supporting students in the communities where our employees live, including Austin ISD, Hutto ISD, Leander ISD, Manor ISD, Pflugerville ISD and Round Rock ISD.
Central Texas Food Bank ($100,000): The most vulnerable in our community need resources to stay healthy. Central Texas Food Bank will support hunger relief for those Central Texans affected by COVID-19 shutdowns and work stoppages.

Strategic Partner Funding ($100,000): Funds were directed to our non-profit partners as they navigate serving our community with reduced resources and significant changes in their programming.

TD Ameritrade [via communication with BCCCC

TD Ameritrade pledged $1 Million to the CDC Foundation’s Combat Coronavirus Fund and $500,000 to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund. TD Ameritrade opened up their Community Grants Program to organizations impacted by and/or working to meet urgent local community needs resulting from COVID-19 to efficiently provide $850,000 in low-threshold grants to nonprofit organizations serving their communities in this challenging time. TD Ameritrade increased their employee Matching Gifts Program from a one-to-one match to a two-toone match for donations to any eligible nonprofit organization from April 8th through May 31st. TD Ameritrade is encouraging their associates to continue utilizing their Dollars 4 Doers program to support eligible nonprofits of their choice, via virtual and/or socially distant volunteer opportunities. As a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program,TD Ameritrade makes a proactive annual commitment of $250,000 to ensure Red Cross can respond immediately whenever and wherever help is needed.

TELUS

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation has announced a $10 million commitment to help urgently support and enhance public healthcare capacity and community response across Canada. This new funding will go toward purchasing new medical technology and equipment, such as ventilators, as well as increased support for food security, outreach to isolated seniors, virtual education programs, and mental health initiatives. 

Texas Instruments

The TI Foundation has granted a total of $550,000 to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, United Way Bay Area, North Texas Food Bank and United Way partners in Sherman, Texas, Houston, Tucson and Portland, Maine. These grants will support the most immediate, critical relief efforts in their communities.

Update: The Texas Instruments Foundation donated $5 million to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas in order to support urgent community needs as well as long-term impacts. The grant will go toward education, income, and health in North Texas. 

TI and the TI Foundation have committed more than $10 million toward global COVID-19 relief efforts through grants, in-kind donations and employee/retiree giving. 

Umpqua Bank

Umpqua Bank has pledged $1 million in community support, and is expediting donations to several COVID-19 Response Funds focused on meeting the needs of low-income and culturally-diverse residents and workers across its footprint. The company is also making investments in nonprofit organizations providing micro loans and capital to small businesses; expanding eligibility for its Community Grants program; and increasing its associate match program from a 100% match to a 300% match for select nonprofits. 

UPS

The UPS Foundation announced it has expanded its response to the novel Coronavirus, including new grant allocations, surpassing $6 million to United Nations agencies, humanitarian relief partners and community-based non-profit and international non-government organizations.

The UPS Foundation allocates $15M to U.S. community organizations and worldwide non-profits in the fight against Coronavirus and to support the road to recovery in funding for non-profit organizations around the world, with a focus on the United States. The funding will aid communities impacted by the novel Coronavirus and support non-profits fulfilling their missions now and into the recovery phase.The grants include an initial $1M directed toward urgent and immediate relief in the United States, including delivering life-sustaining healthcare supplies, providing essential food, supporting education, and sustaining financial security.

UPS is providing a $100,000 contribution to the University of Louisville (UofL)to fund promising research into blocking the novel coronavirus from infecting human cells. UofL is seeking to fast-track development, including application to the Food and Drug Administration for approval to start treating patients seriously affected with COVID-19. 

USAA

USAA and The USAA Foundation, Inc. have committed a total of $2.3 million to military-focused and national nonprofits to support America's response to the coronavirus pandemic, including the Association of Defense Communities/Blue Star Families COVID-19 Military Support Initiative, Fisher House Foundation, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, USO and We Care for America Foundation.
The funds will help provide meals and emergency financial assistance for military families, care packages for troops deployed overseas, and the development of best practices and policy recommendations to respond to and recover from COVID-19.
USAA has also donated $2.1 million directed to local nonprofits in USAA communities including in San Antonio, Phoenix, Tampa, Colorado Springs, Dallas/Fort Worth and southeastern Virginia to support their response to COVID-19. In addition, USAA will match employee donations of up to $500 to nonprofits. In all, USAA has donated more than $5.5 million to non-profits responding to COVID-19.

The USAA Foundation, Inc. made contributions that will support COVID-19 vaccine research and treatment efforts through the Southwest Research Institute, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, UT Health San Antonio, UTSA, San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics (SAPPT) and Vaccine Development Center of San Antonio (VDCOSA). In addition, these funds will expand critical COVID-19 testing capacity with a new Panther System at UT Health San Antonio for patients and health care workers on the front lines. 

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank announced new programs to support its communities in response and recovery efforts during these unprecedented times. A new $30 million commitment to human services organizations and local nonprofits will support COVID-19 recovery efforts in communities across the country.

Walgreens

Walgreens provided an initial response donation to its Emergency Response Fund, including a $100,000 gift to support the overall COVID-19 response

Webster Bank

Webster Bank will donate $250,000 to support nonprofit organizations throughout the bank’s footprint. These funds will help provide urgent services to the public during the COVID-19 outbreak, including support for Feeding America Food Banks and to the American Red Cross’ COVID-19 fund that supports disaster relief and blood services.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo has pledged $6.25 million to support domestic and global response to the Coronavirus. $1 million will go to the CDC Foundation and $250,000 to the International Medical Corps. Wells Fargo also announced Aid for Customers and Communities Impacted by COVID-19, including suspending residential foreclosure sales, fee waivers and acceleration of $175 million in donations to help the most vulnerable.

Along with a number of grants, Wells Fargo is providing $250,000 to Neighborworks Housing Solutions in Quincy, MA in order to assist families with short-term financial assistance in the wake of COVID-19.

 

Community Relief Fund

Altria Group, Inc. [via communication with BCCCC

Altria Group, Inc. announced that it has committed $1 million to support immediate local coronavirus relief efforts in its headquarters community of Richmond, VA, and its other manufacturing and grower communities. As part of this initial investment, Altria provided $500,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater Richmond’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

Arizona Public Service Electric

APS announced a $1 million contribution to help nonprofit agencies with their response to COVID-19. The company will immediately distribute $500,000 to the Arizona Community Foundation and different chapters of United Way throughout Arizona. These funds will support various nonprofit organizations directly assisting individuals and families experiencing hardship due to COVID-19. Through collaboration with a broad range of partners from different sectors, APS will work quickly to assess how the remaining $500,000 commitment can best fill resource needs across Arizona. This additional funding may be issued from the APS Foundation.

BBVA

BBVA USA is deploying a total of $2 million in corporate contributions to organizations that are able to implement footprint-wide efforts that support low-to-moderate income communities impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. This effort includes grants to food banks and small business support through Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that support micro and small businesses.
In parallel with its global holding company, BBVA USA has also begun working to procure essential materials and other public health support for nonprofit partners, including gloves, hand sanitizer and N95 masks. The bank is working to procure these items for distribution in April and May through its existing purchasing partners.
BBVA Group earlier announced its commitment of €35 million, helping health authorities and social organizations and fostering scientific research in countries where it operates.
BBVA USA is also providing rent relief to its third-party tenants in bank owned buildings for the month of April. The relief includes rent, all common area maintenance, parking and utilities. The bank will continue to monitor the need for additional rent relief support.
BBVA USA is engaging employees in virtual volunteerism in an effort to support community partners in locations across its footprint. Virtual volunteer efforts will include attendance in partners’ virtual board meetings, instructing online financial education classes, and mentorship through digital channels. Local BBVA employee volunteer chapters will be reaching out to partners to identify remote volunteer opportunities that can be performed during the duration of the pandemic.
The BBVA Center for Financial Education, an initiative to improve financial health and capabilities, will transition its in-person workshops to virtual education with a special focus on low-to-moderate income communities. The Center is developing new financial education material to specifically address the needs of communities impacted by COVID-19 such as mobile banking and debt management. Virtual workshops will begin in early April with nine (9) community partners, and will expand in May.

Boston Resiliency Fund

John Hancock, Liberty Mutual, MassMutual and Vertex Foundation are among the companies that have contributed to the Boston Resiliency Fund, which is designed to provide food to Boston's children and older adults, technology to Boston Public Schools students for remote learning, and support to first responders and health care workers so they can effectively do their jobs.

CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. has launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund to support community and employee needs around the world. The campaign will raise a minimum of $15 million, with a foundational donation from the company of $10 million, plus an employee contribution program. The company will match employee contributions at a dollar-for-dollar rate or greater, if necessary, to meet the $15 million minimum.The CBRE COVID-19 Relief Fund will support organizations that: provide frontline healthcare workers with personal protective equipment and essential medical supplies; alleviate hunger that results from the pandemic; best address the most pressing local needs around the world based on employee input.

Cemex

CEMEX has carried out close to 30 sanitizations of key areas in different cities in just 15 days in Mexico. The work by CEMEX, their partners, local governmnets, and volunteers, have aided to the protection of the local community. 

Citizens Financial Group Inc.

Citizens Bank today announced a $5 million commitment to support communities and businesses dealing with impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. These resources will back both a number of broad-based community support initiatives across the Citizens service area as well as specialized programs focused on providing aid to small businesses and their workforces.

Coast Capital Savings

The Coast Capital Community Relief Fund has been launched to provide flexible grants for nonprofit organizations -- located in the communities the company serves -- that are struggling with immediate lost revenue due to COVID-19. In an effort to increase funding to those frontline organizations in crisis, Coast Capital Savings will award one-time operating grants up to $10,000. Additionally, the company has set aside funding to support small businesses facing extreme hardship during this time.

Consumers Energy

The Consumers Energy Foundation is supporting two statewide organizations with a $500,000 contribution to help enhance critical services for Michigan children, vulnerable seniors and those who may need assistance.

Delta Dental of Colorado

To help with providing aid to support Colorado communities and organizations affected by the recent outbreak of COVID-19, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation is a supporter of the Colorado COVID Relief Fund. Funds will provide flexible resources to organizations in our state working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by the outbreak. 

Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana [via communication with BCCCC

The Delta Dental Foundation established a $600,000 COVID-19 Relief Fund to help support safety net dental clinics and dental schools providing emergency dental services during the pandemic. The fund also provided grants to hospitals, food banks, and other nonprofit organizations focused on providing basic needs services related to the pandemic. In addition to this funding, 2,500 reusable cloth masks were provided to community partners as well as 50,000 toothbrushes and educational resources instructing patients where to go in case of a dental emergency.

Dutch Bros Coffee

During the month of April, Dutch Bros is donating all profits to First Responders First, supporting medical first responders.

Dow Chemical

  • Dow commits $3 million to help fund COVID-19 relief efforts with donations going towards global relief organizations, as well as non-profits in communities where Dow operates. Relief efforts include: 
    $2 million for immediate support of impacts caused by COVID-19. Funds will support the following relief efforts: 
    Donation to COVID-19 Solidarity Fund to support World Health Organization (WHO) efforts around the world 
    Donation to Direct Relief, humanitarian aid organization, to distribute medical supplies 
    Support for local and regional non-profit organizations in Dow communities around the globe 
    Other funds earmarked for emerging needs 
    $1 million to build community resilience in the recovery phase 
    Production of 300 tons of hand sanitizer per month, equivalent to 600,000 standard bottles (500ml each) for donation to pharmacies and hospitals in Stade, Germany and other regions in Germany 
    The Company is also rapidly repurposing an existing facility to produce hand sanitizer in the U.S. More information about this effort will be shared soon.

Eastman

Eastman monitors the latest updates about the global COVID-19 outbreak and is taking actions to safeguard the health of our employees and communities. In response to the developing needs, Eastman team members have quickly mobilized to produce material that is urgently needed for a collective effort to create face shields and deliver materials for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exelon Corporation

Exelon has contributed $5.7 million to directly support nonprofit organizations involved in COVID-19 response efforts. Their donations target three critical focus areas: hunger relief and basic necessities; financial hardship; and health, specifically the Red Cross efforts to address the critical blood shortage. Exelon Corporation is also encouraging their employees to support response efforts through their Matching Gifts program (dollar-for-dollar match up to $5,000) and volunteerism, with a focus on donating blood, supporting food banks and virtual opportunities. 

Fifth Third Bank

The Fifth Third Foundation announced a $75,000 philanthropic commitment to help address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Toledo. The funds from the Fifth Third Foundation have been deployed to meet the immediate needs of individuals in the community that seek assistance from Connecting Kids to Meals and Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc.

Fifth Third Bank pledged $25,000 to The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida to alleviate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the area. The funds are specifically directed to Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund, which will provide food assistance, child care support, short-term housing, technological support, and financial aid to families in Northeast Florida.

Green Shield Canada

Green Shield Canada (GSC) is committing $500,000 to support communities across Canada impacted by the pandemic. This support includes:Financial contributions to emergency relief funds launched by Community Foundations and other partners.In-kind support for innovative community efforts like the COVID-19 Community Response Coalition in Windsor-Essex, where GSC call centre agents are helping to run an emergency food hotline. 

Harvard Pilgram HealthCare Foundation

Harvard Pilgram HealthCare Foundation has given more than $3 million toward COVID-19 relief efforts. 

Independence Blue Cross

Independence Blue Cross has joined the new funding initiative - PHL COVID-19 Fund - that provides grants to Greater Philadelphia nonprofits that work with vulnerable populations (e.g., elderly, economically disadvantaged) to - taken directly from the website's Fund purpose description - "rapidly deploy solutions and resources to help our nonprofit community navigate near- and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 and ensure that critical resources remain available and readily accessible for those in our community who have the greatest needs and are most disproportionately affected."

Just Born

Just Born Quality Confections has partnered with their local United Way on a COVID-19 Community Response Fund which provides a rapid, informed and coordinated approach to assessing community need and getting dollars where they are needed most. 

MAPFRE Insurance

MAPFRE Insurance is proud to announce that Fundación MAPFRE, a global nonprofit foundation created by MAPFRE, is donating $2.3 million to support urgent medical and community needs across Massachusetts in response to COVID-19. The funding is part of a global $38 million aid package by the foundation for medical providers and communities around the world.

New Relic

New Relic is supporting the communities in which their employees live and work by launching a $100,000 charitable giving campaign that will match employee donations to the COVID-19 relief nonprofits in their local communities.

Nike, Inc.

NIKE, Inc., will provide an additional $1.6 million to help local organizations meet immediate needs, such as food assistance and medical care, in key cities and communities around the world where our employees live and work.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is giving organizations involved in COVID-19 relief efforts now, including funding to support frontline healthcare workers, first responders and service members; for food banks; and helping to get students access to technology for virtual learning. 

NW Natural

Every year, NW Natural's Corporate Philanthropy Fund, made possible by shareholders, donates about $1 million to children and families at risk. At this time, they are focusing these contributions to community organizations that support those in need, including food banks, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, emergency responders and community action partners. In collaboration with policy makers, community partners and others we are advocating for additional energy assistance and other support to help customers.

Philadelphia COVID-19 Fund

Supported by companies such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Vanguard, the PHL COVID-19 Fund will rapidly and equitably deploy solutions and resources to help our nonprofit community navigate near-and longer-term challenges from COVID-19 and ensure that critical resources remain available for those in our community who need it most.

Samsung Electronics North America

Samsung is continuing their community outreach by donating $4.3 million in COVID-19 relief to local partners in neighborhoods where a majority of our U.S. employees live and work. These donations build upon their global efforts to date, which now surpass $33 million.
Since January, Samsung has donated USD 29 million worth of funds and goods to governments and communities that have been most affected by COVID-19 to help with their relief efforts, including the purchase of medical supplies and hygiene kits, such as face masks. They are donating smartphones to patients in quarantine to help them keep in touch with their families and friends, as well as air purifiers and other appliances to hospitals and quarantine centers. They are also donating tablets to educational institutions so that children can continue to learn outside of the classroom, and they are making their CSR education modules available online so that children have access to more enriching content at home.

Seattle Foundation

The COVID-19 Response Fund housed at Seattle Foundation has grown from $2 million to over $9 million in just three days since its launch on Monday. The Fund—created by a coalition of philanthropy, government, and business partners—now totals $9.2 million. In the coming weeks, it will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in the greater Puget Sound region. Premera Blue Cross joined donors in contributing to the Seattle Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund in support of local organizations on the frontlines of the region's coronavirus outbreak. Thanks to a rapid, generous response, the Fund received new commitments totaling nearly $7 million in just three days.

Tanger Outlets

Tanger has been working with a variety of nonprofit partners. Tanger stepped up and offered all of centers as destinations for American Red Cross blood drives, which are able to fill critical blood units while also maintaining appropriate social distancing protocols for participant and healthcare worker safety. The first blood drive in Charleston resulted in 129 lives being saved! Each one since has delivered similar results. Beyond this, Tanger has offered its parking lots as staging areas for local PD/EMS as needed. The Tanger teams have made local donations of medical supplies for local hospitals that will help treat over 20,000 patients.

Tanger is currently working with its tenants to facilitate the monetization of excess inventory when its centers, substantially all of which are open-air, re-open. The Company continues to provide its properties for blood drives, food collection sites, curbside food pick-up, law enforcement and emergency medical services staging areas and related services to the communities it serves.

Telus [via communication with BCCCC

CEO Darren Entwistle shared with TELUS team members that he will be forgoing 100 per cent of his salary over the next three months and donating the funds to healthcare workers on the frontlines battling COVID-19. In addition, the Entwistle Family Foundation will match the donation to double the positive financial impact for caregivers, and by extension, those vulnerable citizens who urgently require support. This matched contribution will also support funding for our Internet for Good student program, which offers youth from kindergarten to grade 12 in British Columbia and Alberta high-speed internet at home for only $9.95 per month, ensuring students stay connected to vital learning opportunities while home from school.

Texas Instruments

The TI Foundation has granted a total of $550,000 to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, United Way Bay Area, North Texas Food Bank and United Way partners in Sherman, Texas, Houston, Tucson and Portland, Maine. These grants will support the most immediate, critical relief efforts in our communities.

TD Bank

The TD Ready Commitment to work with the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres and the U.S. National Association of Community Health Centers to support COVID-19. To help increase access to care, initial financial support will give boost to services and programs designed for the most vulnerable populations in Canada and U.S.

Tufts Health Plan

Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced it is providing funding to 18 additional nonprofit organizations as part of the $1 million it has committed to support community efforts on behalf of older people affected by the coronavirus. This second wave of funding, totaling $345,000, focuses on housing and equity efforts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation has identified the first 21 organizations to receive support from the $1 million it has committed to community efforts on behalf of older people affected by coronavirus in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. The organizations include area agencies on aging that provide meals and other support services to older people, food banks, and community organizations that are serving as hubs for collaborative regional responses. They have given current grantees flexibility on using existing funds, suspended reporting requirements and they're working to accelerate payments to current grantees to ease the financial pressures they are facing. These expedited payments will give community organizations an additional $1.5 million to support emerging priorities.

The United Illuminating Company (Avangrid)

The Avangrid Foundation and AVANGRID, Inc. today announced a $2 million commitment to support national and local organizations that support vulnerable communities as they deal with the coronavirus pandemic.Avangrid will commit $1 million in corporate funds which will be distributed across its service territories to support emergency needs in communities at the state and local level. The AVANGRID family of companies includes Avangrid Renewables and eight electric and natural gas companies in New York, Maine, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

UPS

  • UPS is managing and brokering 25 charter flights in support of Project Airbridge, a coordinated effort between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), numerous countries and the private sector designed to expedite the arrival of critical supplies needed in U.S. hospitals.
    UPS-managed Project Airbridge flights are delivering more than three million pounds of materials including masks, surgical gowns, gloves, medical swabs and thermometers in high-demand within the U.S. healthcare system
    Shipments to the US are originating from China, Malaysia, Honduras, among other countries
    UPS is opening a new 450,000 square-foot UPS Healthcare facility in Louisville with dedicated space for FEMA 
    UPS is managing 24/7 operation of receipt and distribution of PPE, at FEMA’s direction

USAA

USAA has committed more than $10.7 million to military-focused, national and local nonprofit organizations in communities across the nation and announced a new wave of philanthropic support for military members, their families and local communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic, contributing more than $6.3 million in national and local organizations that offer a wide range of critical services. The dollars will provide funding across four main areas: financial support for military families; food insecurity in San Antonio and USAA campus locations; critical COVID-19 medical research and equipment; and help to bridge the “digital divide,” providing low-to-moderate income students and families access to online working and education. 

Wells Fargo [via communication with BCCCC

The Wells Fargo Foundation has provided $10 million in relief to struggling self-employed and small business owners through philanthropic capital provided to nonprofit lenders and Community Development Financial Institutions who serve diverse entrepreneurs, including a $1 million grant to Opportunity Fund to seed a $50 million small business relief fund. Wells Fargo is proud to support the U.S. Conference of Mayors working together through public and private partnerships to promote resilient communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic including the following City funds in Birmingham, AL, Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA, Atlanta, GA, New York City, NY, and Philadelphia, PA and many others. 

Zovio [via communication with BCCCC

Zovio made a financial contribution to the Chandler Chamber of Commerce’s #BusinessStrong COVID-19 program

 

Employee Support

AIG [via communication with BCCCC

AIG is giving $500 employee grants to each employee. 

Applied Materials

Applied Materials created a new emergency relief/humanitarian response fund for their employees in China who need help responding to immediate needs.

AT&T

ATT is paying a 20% bonus above the regular hourly base rate of pay to bargained-for employees for all time worked in the field, office or at home. That bonus will be included in their regular rate of pay for purposes of calculating overtime rates.

Banfield Pet Hospital [via communication with BCCCC

A special COVID-19 pay policy was developed to enable Banfield Pet Hospital associates to take the time they need away from work during the outbreak without added stress, whether to prioritize their own health and wellbeing or to care for their loved ones. The company is temporarily expanding company-paid sick leave and has modified its PTO policy for COVID-19-related circumstances. If any associates or their family members need extra emotional support during this time, they have access to free support from professional counsellors in person, via phone, or through video calls. Clinicians are available 24/7.

BBVA

Virtual volunteer efforts will include attendance in partners’ virtual board meetings, instructing online financial education classes, and mentorship through digital channels. Local BBVA employee volunteer chapters will be reaching out to partners to identify remote volunteer opportunities that can be performed during the duration of the pandemic. “Banks are considered essential businesses during this crisis, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We believe we can be an important part of the solution,” said Ocañas. “Coming at this from a position of strength, we can and will step forward to help improve the situation wherever we can.”

In recent weeks, bank employees have been offered assistance in areas of health insurance, financial protection and work environment safety precautions. The bank made the benefits available to employees across its footprint in order to safeguard teammates during the ongoing outbreak. BBVA USA is engaging employees in virtual volunteerism in an effort to support community partners in locations across its footprint. 

“I have been inspired by how diligent and courageous our employees have been in continuing bank operations, while adapting to changing work, personal and home environments during these challenging times,” said BBVA USA President and CEO Javier Rodriguez Soler. “The bank has a responsibility to protect them while they are in turn protecting our customers and ensuring continuity of business."

BD

BD has provided support to local health organizations in China through in-kind donations of $300,000 in products to the Wuhan Red Cross to help support response efforts and a $50,000 donation to Project Hope for the provision of personal protective equipment for frontline health care workers in China. BD is also announcing new products to help in the diagnostics of COVID-19, including a molecular test for detection of COVID-19 for clinical laboratories in countries recognizing the CE mark.

Berkshire Bank [via communication with BCCCC

Berkshire Bank is protecting pay for those employees who can't work their normal schduled hours and Berkshire Bank launched an employee assistance fund to help with hardships.

Blackbaud

To continue to empower employees’ drive to support causes they care about, Blackbaud increased its employee matching gift program for the second time since January, bringing the increase to 30% in 2020. The company also began rolling out “virtual volunteerism” programs, which will augment the more than 100,000 hours its employees physically donate each year.

Campbell's Soup Company

Campbell’s announced new support for teams at its manufacturing plants, distribution centers and in-store field-based sales, as they work to ensure neighbors have food during this critical time, including a $2 per-hour premium payment for hourly employees at all of the Company's production facilities and distribution centers; and a $100 per-week premium payment for front-line supervisors, certain site staff and depot managers who are reporting to work as essential infrastructure workers. This incentive also includes employees who oversee the Company's sales execution teams that are in stores and working with customers and independent distributors to ensure that store shelves are stocked. These premium payments will be extended to approximately 11,000 front-line team members who make, sell, and distribute products to retail customers across the country. These temporary benefits, implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be in place for at least five weeks beginning March 29. Campbell’s has asked all employees and contractors who can work from home to do so. 

Capital One

Capital One has requested that employees work from home if they can, and will space out branch workers and others who can’t work remotely to help reduce density in workplaces.

CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. will also earmark $5 million of the Fund for employees who are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Two types of assistance will be available: Immediate Response Program, which will quickly disburse grants of up to $500 for food or other immediate needs.
Hardship Relief Program, which provides up to $2,500 to cover larger expenses, such as transportation, rent/mortgage, utilities, childcare, healthcare and funeral services.

CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint will be desanitizing their equipment and facilities for their workers as well as equipping employees with additional safety equipment in order to make sure any home visits are safe.

Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab Foundation launched a special 2:1 employee match program to support more than 1,100 organizations who are responding to a variety of community needs, up to $250,000. 

Cox Enterprises

Cox Enterprises has an established employee relief fund that has given more than $4 million to employees since its inception. Employees who are impacted most by the COVID-19 pandemic have the opportunity to apply for relief.

Deere & Company [via communication with BCCCC

John Deere Foundation announces a 2-for-1 match for employee donations up to $250,000 to select home-community food banks and American Red Cross chapters. For example, employee donations of $250,000 plus the Foundation's $500,000 match would provide $750,000 in much-needed support to these organizations. The company also announced it will waive copays, coinsurance, and deductibles for COVID-19 testing for employees.

Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana [via communication with BCCCC

Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana established a fund to provide every licensed dentist in their tristate region a $1,000 credit for dental products and personal protective equipment, so they can maintain care and keep their communities healthy as patients begin seeing their dentists again.

DuPont

DuPont is has donated three types of personal protective garments to the most affected areas through the China Red Cross Foundation, to protect healthcare workers and front-line personnel. DuPont also contributed probiotic products to help regulate and improve immunity. These donated materials have been allocated by the China Red Cross Foundation to the most needed areas.

Dutch Bros Coffee

Employees with symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test results will be granted an additional two weeks of paid sick leave. Dutch Bros is partnering with ASRV to provide our employees with masks in a buy one, give one program. Each mask purchased will allow 1-3 masks to be donated to areas where medical professionals are most in need of them. Dutch Bros is providing an extra $3 thank you pay through the end of April to baristas who choose to continue working.

Estée Lauder Companies

On #GivingTuesdayNow, Estée Lauder created the ELC Cares Employee Relief Fund. The fund will provide critical financial relief to ELC employees worldwide who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

FedEx

FedEx is working with relief organizations to transport urgently-needed supplies quickly and efficiently to those who need it most. The company has delivered humanitarian aid to China on behalf of multiple organizations including Direct Relief since Jan. 31. The aid has been sent to hospitals and local governments in need. These shipments include masks, face shields, coveralls, shoe covers and gloves. FedEx is also working with International Medical Corps to ship face masks and medical supplies to the Philippines for Coronavirus protection. FedEx is helping humanitarian aid organization, Direct Relief ship and distribute 250,000 N95 masks to other personal protective equipment to nearly 1,000 community health centers and free clinics in all 50 states that are playing a critical frontline role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The deliveries by FedEx are a part of FedEx Cares' "Delivering for Good Initiative."

Fifth-Third Bank

Fifth-Third Bank announced that it is giving a special payment to employees who are providing essential banking services to customers during the coronavirus pandemic. Fifth Third will provide its customer service and other employees who work on site a special payment of up to $1000, which will be paid in $500 installments in April and May.

First Interstate Foundation [via communication with BCCCC

First Interstate employees have personally supported the local programs in their communities by building food boxes, delivering meals to seniors, sewing masks, and donating dollars. Their 'Our Neighbors Feeding Neighbors' program, launched in 2009, double matches any employee donations of dollars or time to feeding programs. As of April 30th $208,755 was distributed matching employee gifts of time and money. 

General Mills

General Mills has announced a series of actions to support its employees and communities in response to the impact of COVID-19, including: an opportunity for corporate employees to work at manufacturing plants; enhanced benefits for plant employees, including a daily bonus; and $5 million in charitable grants by the General Mills Foundation to support food access in key global markets and support for the company's manufacturing communities around the world.

GM

Most GM employees are working from home to reduce the spread of the virus. GM employees are rolling up their sleeves to donate blood and assemble face masks in addition to donating to United Way’s 211 and DonorsChoose.

Honda

Honda will pay full wages as it enacts temporary production shutdown in US 
As the coronavirus continues its spread in the US and North America, Honda has pulled the plug for a week. The novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has led to mass production disruptions across Europe, but Honda has become the first automaker to declare a stoppage in North America.

Honeywell

To address growing demand of masks during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, Honeywell is quickly ramping up production and making millions of the N95 masks in the United States. Those N95 face masks will be delivered to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for use to support health, safety and emergency response workers.

Honeywell expects the new mask production line in Smithfield will create at least 500 jobs. Recruiting, hiring and training manufacturing workers will begin immediately.

Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain has an established employee relief fund that was designed to support employees in times of tragedy. In the past, the fund has helped employees and their families recovering from events like natural disasters or house fires, but can now be used to support employees impacted most by COVID-19.

Just Born

Just Born Quality Confections has provided Virtual Volunteer Opportunities to our associates. They are encouraging them to volunteer from the safety of their own homes by making fabric masks, writing cards and donating needed items to local non-profits. 

Although deemed an “essential business” by state and federal authorities, Just Born Quality Confections made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend production at the end of March to help “flatten the curve” while helping ensure the health and safety of our associates, which is our top priority.  During this time, all Just Born Associates will continue to be paid.

Our internal COVID-19 task force will continue to regularly monitor the impact of the virus and unless the situation worsens, we plan to get back to producing our iconic candy on 5/4/20.  We have already been making changes to processes and procedures in our facilities to help optimize our associates’ health and safety when they return.  We will also provide a temporary increase in pay for those plant associates who return to work.  

Liberty Mutual Insurance 

Liberty Mutual is committed putting people first by helping relieve some of their employees’ stress and providing the flexibility they need to balance their work and family during this time. As they actively monitor the situation, they’re taking proactive steps to help keep their employees and their families healthy. Among other actions, they’ve enabled their employees to work remotely and provided resources according to guidelines from government and healthcare officials.

Lowe’s

Lowe's is committing $25 million to support the emerging needs of its associates, customers and communities. This includes a $10 million donation in essential protective products to do their part in helping to keep medical professionals on the frontlines of this crisis healthy and safe.  These funds will also support the Lowe's Employee Relief Fund and offer small business relief for its Pros.

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft is giving its workers an additional three months of paid parental leave to deal with extended school closures due to the coronavirus outbreak. Parents who work for Microsoft can choose how and when to use the leave — whether it's a three-month stretch or a few days a week.

MLB

All 30 MLB teams have pledged $1 million each to support their workers as the MLB season is suspended until further notice.

Morton Salt [via communication with BCCCC

Morton Salt is providing those employees who continue to perform essential production and on-site duties with a one-time bonus of $500, representing a pledge of $1.5 million in bonuses across Morton and its affiliates throughout North and South America.

Northrop Grumman

To safeguard employee health, Northrop Grumman is requiring telecommuting for those able to do so, providing the resources and guidance on how to navigate working from home while staying connected to the larger company culture and community. For those whose work requires them to come in person, creating a safe workspace is paramount. Social distancing, staggered shifts, adjusted work areas and face coverings are just some of the ways that Northrop Grumman is protecting employees. Northrop Grumman added paid-time-off options for those in high-risk categories, telemedicine, telephone counseling and expanded backup childcare are available to all Northrop Grumman employees, to support their financial, physical and mental well-being.

NOVA Chemicals

NOVA Chemicals is focused on the health and safety of their workforce, communities, customers and suppliers while continuing operations of their plants and providing best in class customer service. To achieve all of this and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, they are following governmental health organization guidelines and have implemented the following directives: 
All non-site critical staff are working from home. 
No business travel is permitted. They are also strongly encouraging employees to delay non-essential personal travel. 
Site-critical staff are practicing social distancing and eliminating non-essential in-person meetings and other gatherings. 
Site visitors are restricted to those essential to support continued safe and reliable operations.

Philip Morris International (PMI)

Philip Morris International announced the establishment of a set of guiding principles that outline the company’s commitment to its employees’ job security and peace of mind throughout the global pandemic period. These guiding principles became effective as of March 16, 2020—when PMI directed most office-based employees to work from home—and will remain until the company determines that the crisis has passed or has sufficiently subsided. The company has pledged not to terminate the employment of any PMI employee during this crisis period, unless for cause; and to continue to provide regular compensation to all PMI employees, irrespective of their ability to perform fully their professional duties during this period. 

PSEG

PSEG announced it is donating 50,000 N95 respirator masks to one of New Jersey's largest health care systems to help the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

QVC Inc.

Qurate Retail Group, with member company QVC, commited $19 million in emergency pay/benefits for its teams. The funds will provide supplement benefits to team members to help offset healthcare costs associated with COVID-19. The funds will also offer various additional pay and benefits for team members whose work is required to be done on-site an provide all on-site team members with the option to stay at home, supported by various pay and benefits not normally available to them.

Samsung Electronics North America [via communication with BCCCC

Samsung Austin Semiconductor ran two employee giving campaigns with special matching dollars to support organizations at the front lines of the pandemic.

S&P Global [via communication with BCCCC

The S&P Global Foundation will help employees amplify efforts in support of global COVID-19 response by matching individual contributions made through the Company’s Disaster Relief Matching Gift Program. S&P Global also continues to encourage virtual volunteerism in partnership with its nonprofit grantees as well as with local organizations.

Tanger Outlets

Tanger’s executive leadership team and Board of Directors have elected to temporarily reduce their base salaries and cash retainers, respectively, in an effort to avoid a workforce reduction and to maintain healthcare benefits for all employees. Mr. Tanger has agreed to a 50% reduction and the remainder of the Company’s named executive officers, including Mr. Yalof, and the Board of Directors have agreed to a 25% reduction. Lesser reductions in salaries and wages for other officers and certain employees will also apply.

Target

Target stores across the country continue helping millions of guests shop for the food, medicine and other essentials they need, the retailer today announced new safety measures to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Effective April 4, Target will actively monitor and, when needed, meter guest traffic in its nearly 1,900 stores nationwide to promote social distancing. Additionally, Target will supply its more than 350,000 team members in stores and distribution centers with face masks and gloves to wear at work, while continuing to encourage healthy hygiene habits as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These updates are on top of action the company has taken in recent weeks with the health and safety of its guests and team members in mind, such as rigorous cleaning routines at its stores and distribution centers; social distancing measures like floor signage to encourage guests and team members to remain six feet apart; Plexiglass partitions at all registers; and contactless order pickup and home delivery.

TD Ameritrade [via communication with BCCCC

TD Ameritrade awarded special $1,000 stipends to every employee at the director level and below, to address the residual impacts of working from home. In addition, TD Ameritrade opened a one-time PTO Buy-Back Program allowing employees to sell back some of their unused PTO hours to TD Ameritrade. This allows employees to free up funding to use based on their individual needs including bills, unexpected expenses, meals or charitable giving.

Texas Instruments

TI has provided extended benfits to support employees and their families, including: four weeks additional paid time off, for employees who have personal situations related to COVID-19; extended medical benefits for any TIer who has the COVID-19 virus or has been exposed; online learning resources help parents who are juggling schooling and/or caring for children while working from home; eight free counseling sessions to support the mental well-being of TIers; and online exercise classes and nutrition resources through a free interactive fitness app. 

Travelers

Travelers announced that it will accelerate commission payments to eligible agents and brokers to help them address the liquidity impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. In total, Travelers is accelerating more than $100 million, a significant boost of cash flow to its distribution partners when they need it most.

US Bank

US Bank created their Premium Pay Program which will provide critical front-line employees with a temporary 20% hourly wage increase.

Verizon

Verizon has been closely monitoring network usage in the most impacted areas. The company will work with and prioritize network demand in assisting the needs of many U.S. hospitals, first responders and government agencies. Like any crisis or significant event in which additional network resources may be needed, the company is able to deploy additional resources to add capacity and has a fleet of mobile assets including portable COLTs (cells on light trucks) and COWs (cells on wheels/trucks), mobile charging stations, and more to support first responders and their mission critical needs. 

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo has also activated assistance for employees via its WE Care Fund, which provides grants to Wells Fargo colleagues who face a catastrophic disaster or financial hardship resulting from an event beyond their control. This program is available to those affected by coronavirus and is intended to help team members, especially those with limited resources, get back on their feet with basic necessities.

Wells Fargo adjusted its short-term disability plan for U.S.-based employees so that, if they test positive for COVID-19, they will not need to use paid time off during the seven-day waiting period. U.S. medical plans were updated to eliminate coinsurance and fully cover the cost of any medically necessary screening and testing for COVID-19. In addition, through June 14, 2020, cost sharing will be reduced to zero dollars for medical virtual office visits for any reason at a number of providers. Wells Fargo granted up to five paid business days off after a school system’s closure announcement to U.S. hourly employees who can’t work remotely so they can find child care. Approximately 170,000 U.S. and international employees received a special one-time cash award to recognize their focus and dedication to the company throughout 2019, and employees whose roles require they come into the office to serve customers or other employees will receive additional cash payments. 

Zovio [via communication with BCCCC

Zovio intends to hire 200 Enrollment Advisors over the next four months as unemployment soars in the wake of COVID-19 Pandemic. Zovio extended their 2020 Employee Giving Campaign so employees can donate to the COVID-19 efforts with local United Way Chapters. Zovio employees donated more than $30,000; Zovio will match employee’s contribution donation dollar for dollar.

 

Food Insecurity

AIG [via communication with BCCCC

AIG has communicated donations of cafeteria food to Rescuing Leftover Cuisine.

Aramark

Aramark partners with the School Lunch Association and local communities to assist students and families in 298 school districts by provideing 20 million meals to students during the COVID-19 crisis.

Bank of America

Bank of America has announced it is committing $100 million to support local communities in need as the world faces unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus. The funds will help increase medical response capacity, address food insecurity, increase access to learning as a result of school closures, and provide support to the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Campbell Soup Company

Campbell is donating $1 million in cash and food to food banks in the communities where they operate. In addition to funding, they will dedicate production runs in their plants to assist local food banks until the pandemic subsides. Thirty-three Campbell hometowns across the country, from Ohio to Puerto Rico, will benefit from direct assistance.

Campbell Soup Co., after their initial commitment in March 2020 to donate $1 million in cash and food to food banks in the communities where it operates, has raised their donations to $5 million.

CITGO

CITGO retailers in Mount Pleasant, Michigan are stepping up to Fuel Good in the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CITGO stations are providing $0.99 meals for children unable to rely on school lunches during the statewide stay-at-home order.

Consumers Energy

The Consumers Energy Foundation is supporting two statewide organizations (The Food Bank Council of Michigan and the Michigan Association of United Ways) with a $500,000 contribution to help enhance critical services for Michigan children, vulnerable seniors and those who may need assistance in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disney

Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort started donations of surplus food to help the local communities during temporary closures.

Duke Energy

Duke Energy is donating $1.3 million to health and human services and hunger relief efforts in the seven states it serves.

Duke Energy and its subsidiary, Piedmont Natural Gas, donated $25,000 to the Nashville Food Project to help with their COVID-19 relief programs. The Nashville Food Project normally gives more than 5,000 prepared meals a week to other nonprofits that distribute the food to those in need, but have since transitioned to distributing fresh produce and groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

General Mills

General Mills created an app with Feeding America to prevent food waste from this year's Super Bowl, but the app is proving to be useful once again. Food from restaurants and cafeterias that would go to waste during times of self-quarantine can now be donated to Feeding America through the Meal Connect app.

General Mills facilities will manufacture and immediately donate $5 million worth of product to Feeding America food banks. They will create an option for employees to work at food-related charities in the Twin Cities while retaining their regular pay. 

To help support children facing hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cheerios is donating $1.3 million to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign focused on ending childhood hunger in America.

Janus Henderson Foundation

In the local Denver community, many children rely on school meals during the week. They know that many families will need extra support, so the Janus Henderson Foundation is making a donation to assist Denver Public Schools' food program during the COVID-19 closures. 

JetBlue Airways Corporation

JetBlue's crewmembers in Fort Lauderdale came together to donate snacks to healthcare workers at the Broward Health Medical Center. Crewmember volunteers delivered dozens of boxes of snacks and Eat Up boxes to the heroes who are working around the clock to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. They also teamed up with longstanding partners at TERRA to donate 100,000 bags of chips to be distributed to those in need. This donation to Feeding America will go directly to those in our local communities who need it most.

LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell announced a $1.3 million donation to support the COVID-19 response efforts of the Global FoodBanking Network and United States local food banks. LyondellBasell's donation will support food banks in 17 countries and communities where the company has major operations.

MLB

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) 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.

Nasdaq

As part of Nasdaq's $6 million philanthropic commitment, a cash donation will be provided to the World Central Kitchen’s #ChefsForAmerica relief efforts to provide meals to students, seniors, and vulnerable communities in need.

PSEG

PSEG and PSEG Long Island have reached out to local food banks to reduce food insecurity and support communities in need, donating from the PSEG Foundation $45,000 each to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Island Harvest Food Bank on Long Island.

PwC

PwC is donating $500,000 to Feeding America in order to ensure that children are adequately fed during the crisis.

Raytheon Technologies 

Raytheon Technologies is funding the equivalent of 50 million meals to Feeding America®, a domestic hunger-relief organization that supports food banks and food-security initiatives across the United States. The company has also launched a relief fund that will match employees’ individual donations to Feeding America as well as other nonprofit organizations, including the Global Foodbanking Network, which serves over 40 countries. 

S&P Global

As part of its $4 million allocation, the S&P Global Foundation has provided grants globally to address food insecurity resulting from COVID-19. In the U.S., grants went to Feeding America, Why Hunger, and Food Bank for New York; in India, to Akshaya Patra, the Sambhav Foundation, and Smile Foundation to help supply food provisions and sanitation kits for daily wage earners and migrant workers; in Pakistan, to Akhuwat to support food provisions for daily wage earners; in Argentina, to support the multi-corporate #SeamosUno initiative to deliver 1 million boxes of food and hygiene supplies to vulnerable Argentines; in Brazil, to Habitat para a Humanidade Brasil to provide food, water and hygiene products to poor families in rural communities; and in Europe, to the King Baudouin Foundation USA’s European Emergency Fund to support hunger relief efforts in Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and the UK.

Sallie Mae

Sallie Mae’s charitable arm, The Sallie Mae Fund, donated $1 million to local food banks in Delaware, Indiana, Massachusetts, Utah, and Virginia. 

Sysco

Sysco announced it will donate 2.5 million meals over the next four weeks as part of its community response strategy to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sysco has worked with suppliers, customers, government entities, and key partners to donate more than 13.5 million meals over the last four weeks as part of its community response strategy to COVID-19. Their four-pronged community response strategy supports food redistribution efforts across the global supply chain, including product donations, direct delivery to food banks and other hunger relief organizations, the loaning of refrigerated trucks and facility storage space to increase capacity for local food distribution, and volunteer and staffing support for mobile distribution efforts.

TELUS

TELUS has committed $10 million for COVID-19 response, specifically to help support and enhance public healthcare capacity and community response across Canada. This new funding will go toward purchasing new medical technology and equipment, such as ventilators, as well as increased support for food security, outreach to isolated seniors, virtual education programs, and mental health initiatives. “During this unprecedented time of crisis, and reflecting our world-leading philanthropy and volunteerism in helping our fellow citizens, we are taking responsibility to ensure our communities are fully supported. Our $10 million commitment will enable swift funding solutions where they are needed most,” said Darren Entwistle, president and CEO.

Travelers

Travelers turns building kitchen into kitchen providing meals for Meals on Wheels and Hands on Hartford also allowing kitchen staff to remain employed

The Kroger Company

The Kroger Company Zero Hunger/Zero Waste Foundation has announced it made a $3 million commitment to deploy hunger-relief resources to communities impacted by the coronavirus. 

UPS

UPS, in partnership with McLane Global, a leading food and logistics company, announced the delivery of the five millionth meal through the Emergency Meals-to-You program, designed to deliver shelf-stable, nutritious meals to students in rural areas of the country.

Webster Bank

Webster Bank will donate $250,000 to support nonprofit organizations throughout the bank’s footprint, including support for Feeding America Food Banks.

Wells Fargo [via communication with BCCCC

Wells Fargo accelerated national funding to help nonprofits serve the immediate needs of vulnerable populations including a $1 million grant to Feeding America to support their 200 member foodbanks as they work to feed people during this time of crisis. In New York City, Wells Fargo and Related Companies — one of the real estate firms that developed Hudson Yards— joined to donate $1 million to World Central Kitchen, founded by chef José Andrés. Through this grant, World Central Kitchen will create and serve as many as 100,000 meals to doctors, nurses, soldiers, police officers, EMTs, and first responders. In South Los Angeles, Wells Fargo provided a $10,000 grant to the nonprofit Big Sunday, enabling it to purchase meals from local restaurants to feed Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital employees dinner every Wednesday in April. 

 

Education

Adobe

Adobe is giving higher education and K-12 institutional customers globally — who currently make Creative Cloud apps available to students who login through on-campus labs — the ability to request temporary “at-home” access for their students and educators. This will be granted through May 31, 2020 at no additional cost. 

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has launched a Coronavirus Resource Center. The Resource Center features a variety of client alerts, publications and webinars that cover pressing issues, including employer obligations, force majeure claims, contractual obligations, data privacy concerns and liabilities for supply chain disruptions, among other concerns.

Bank of America

Bank of America has announced it is committing $100 million to support local communities in need as the world faces unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus. The funds will help increase medical response capacity, address food insecurity, increase access to learning as a result of school closures, and provide support to the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Blackbaud

Many social good organizations—nonprofits, higher education institutions, K–12 schools, healthcare organizations, faith communities, arts and cultural organizations, foundations, and companies—are relying on software in an unprecedented way to fuel communications, fundraising and more during this crisis. To make it easier for its customers to get the training and education they need, Blackbaud announced free universal access to its entire curriculum of recorded eLearning resources through Blackbaud University.

Citgo

CITGO Petroleum Corporation, in partnership with the Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO), donated 150 Kindle tablets to the Houston and Alief Independent School Districts to help support low-income students' e-learning needs during the COVID-19 school closures and subsequent move to remote learning platforms.

Deere & Company

The Deere team creates fun activities for children, including virtual field-trip videos, to help parents and educators engage children in at-home learning.

Duke Energy

The Duke Energy Foundation is giving $810,000 in grants to support North Carolina K-12 programs focused on summer reading loss, STEM, and experiential learning. They are also giving organizations the option to to use the funds to address unforeseen operational challenges.

Kiddie Academy

Casey Miller, Executive Vice President of Kiddie Academy, shared how the company is staying true to its motto Community Begins Here® through the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are committed to supporting critical workers by caring for their children during this trying time. Many of our Academies have remained open with extra precautions in place, and some of our previously temporarily closed Academies have now reopened in order to continue serving our communities.” For Academies that have temporarily closed, Kiddie Academy’s team has leveraged its curriculum to craft educational activities and “mindful meditations” for keeping children engaged while home. 

MLB

MLB has 3 resources to help keep kids busy while at home. They are educational and have a baseball theme. They would like help from us letting folks know that these resources can be part of at-home schooling activities. They are: 1) Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Youth Development Toolbox app is available from Apple Store and Google Play. Used regularly by Club staff, YD Toolbox includes lots of fun activities and learning opportunities for children to engage in at home. BGCA is also providing access to its premier online learning platform MyFuture. Families and caregivers can access these digital resources to learn, create, play, and learn valuable skills like coding and digital arts. 2) In partnership with EVERFI, MLB's Summer Slugger program was developed to combat summer learning loss during vacation months, but is even more relevant for students now when they may struggle with knowledge retention due to school closures. The course -- designed for 4th and 5th graders -- focuses on math & literacy skills and teaches these concepts through a baseball-themed, gamified experience. We are proud to offer this resource to students across the U.S. and Canada during these challenging times. And 3) Using baseball as the metaphor for life, the “Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life” curriculum is based on the values demonstrated by Jackie Robinson: citizenship, commitment, courage, determination, excellence, integrity, justice, persistence and teamwork. The curriculum, developed by Sharon Robinson, MLB and Scholastic Inc., supports standards in language arts, social studies, and character education. 

Texas Instruments

TI has temporarily made the TI-Nspire™ App for iPad® and TI-Nspire™ CAS App for iPad® free for download in the app store until the end of April 2020.

UL

UL is sharing its courseware on pandemic awareness at no cost, to help workers protect themselves, their colleagues, and their communities. Link to access courses: https://s.ul.com/2Qh6MlN Coursecode: COVID19UL

ViacomCBS

TV, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, CMT and VH1 have joined forces with the Ad Council for #AloneTogether, a national campaign to promote safety and unity in the coronavirus era. The campign is to inform people about social distancing. The campaign also will be tailored and supported by Nickelodeon, BET, CBS and CBS All-Access, Awesomeness, Pluto TV and Showtime. 

White & Case

The recent outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 has quickly evolved from a local issue to a global crisis. In addition to the tragic human loss, the disease is having and will continue to have a profound economic impact. White & Case is providing regular legal updates on issues affecting businesses around the world.

 

Small Business

American Electric Power [via communication with BCCCC

American Electric Power has a team dedicated to helping small business customers apply for federal relief programs and make payment arrangements. Business customers can reach a solutions specialist at 1-888-710-4237.

BBVA US

BBVA USA is offering fixed-rate small business loans of up to $50,000 with the first payment not due until 90 days after opening. Small businesses may also request waivers of service charge fees on deposit accounts.

Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Bank is providing $3 million in capital to assist black-owned businesses with BECMA & MALGBT Chamber Futures Fund. 

Citizens Financial Group Inc.

Citizens Bank announced a $5 million commitment to support communities and businesses dealing with impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. These resources will back both a number of broad-based community support initiatives across the Citizens service area as well as specialized programs focused on providing aid to small businesses and their workforces. 

Columbia Bank

Columbia Bank announced that it has funded nearly $1 billion in loans to more than 4,400 small businesses through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The loans will provide relief for more than 70,000 workers throughout the Northwest that have been affected by the economic fallout from COVID-19.

Comerica Bank

Comerica Bank and Comerica Charitable Foundation will invest $4 million in community programming support and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. These funds will be primarily deployed to Community Development Financial Institutions to support strategic programs designed to meet the needs of small and micro businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. Community service organizations that provide services to youth, seniors and other vulnerable populations also will receive funds as part of this effort, particularly those organizations addressing food insecurities and access to health care. Comerica is also expediting $500,000 of planned funding to several local United Way organizations in its markets.

Deere & Company

Deere ingenuity makes use of in-house 3D-printing technology to improve employee safety, manufacturing face shields to affix to existing bump-guard ballcaps. Company releases plans via its COVID-19 innovation page, free of charge, so other companies can do the same. 

Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank is offering the two relief programs for business customers facing financial hardship related to COVID-19: a Small Business Payment Deferral Program, offering a payment deferral program for up to 90 days, no late fees and a range of loan modification options; and a Fee Waiver Program, which will refund select fees for 90 days for Business Banking deposit accounts and services.

Nasdaq

As part of Nasdaq’s $6 million philanthropic commitment, a cash donation will be provided to the Opportunity Fund’s Small Business Relief Fund to support small business owners, a cornerstone of our economy.

QVC Inc.

Qurate Retail Group, with member company QVC, launched a Small Business Spotlight initiative, in partnership with the National Retail Federation Foundation, to support and celebrate small businesses.

S&P Global

As part of its $4 million allocation, the S&P Global Foundation has provided critical aid for small businesses to help address the strain of economic uncertainty, with specific grants to support Accion International's "Rethinking Businesses Under COVID-19" initiative; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Save Small Business Fund; and MicroMentor, an initiative of MercyCorps.

Sysco Corporation

Sysco Corporation announced that it will launch a social media campaign through the month of April called Take Out to Give Back, in conjunction with No Kid Hungry, to provide healthy and nutritious meals in underserved communities while promoting the restaurant industry during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The campaign encourages users to buy a gift card or order take out or delivery from local restaurants, and post about it on their social media accounts. For every post, Sysco will give 50 cents to No Kid Hungry.

Sysco Corporation is helping local restaurants turn into pop up grocery stores. As demand for food increases and supplies seem to decrease at stores, lfood shortages are becoming a worry for many stores. Restaurants are becoming temporary grocery stores to allow customers to safely purchase the essential pantry items that they need for their families.

Sysco Corporation launched a new “Foodservice Doesn’t Brake for Adversity” campaign designed to help small foodservice businesses stay in business. The campaign will consist of strategically placed messages across multiple channels designed to encourage Americans to support their local restaurants and also highlights the resilience of all foodservice workers. The national campaign includes both television and digital advertising, customer toolkits and resources to help restaurant owners navigate current business challenges. 

Sysco is also extending its pledge through May 31 to donate $0.50 to No Kid Hungry for every photo of a restaurant takeout meal shared on social media with the hashtags #TakeOutToGiveBack and #TeamNoKidHungry.

USAA

The USAA Foundation, Inc. made donations to LiftFund, a San Antonio-based non-profit which provides financial support for small businesses 

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank today announced two new programs to support its employees and communities in response and recovery efforts during these unprecedented times. A Premium Pay Program will provide critical front-line employees with a temporary 20% hourly wage increase, while a new $30 million commitment to human services organizations and local nonprofits will support COVID-19 recovery efforts in communities across the country.

Verizon

Verizon announced the launch of Pay it Forward Live, a weekly streaming entertainment series that will include music, gaming, comedy and more in support of small businesses affected by COVID-19. The platform will encourage viewers to support local businesses in their own communities. For each use of the hashtag #PayitForwardLIVE Verizon will donate additional money to LISC.org to support small businesses, up to $2.5 million.

 

Paid Sick Leave

Air Products

Air Products has a global standard practice that details how we continue to pay employees in the event of a health pandemic like coronavirus.

Ally Financial

  • Immediate paid medical leave for any employee diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Access to free mental health professionals, via phone or text, through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Free financial planning support, including access to certified planners and credit monitoring
  • Virtual doctor visits and online health care services
  • Supplemental childcare benefits
  • Paid caregiver leave for employees caring for an ill family member
  • Well-being modules and challenges geared to staying physically and mentally healthy at home

Aramark

Aramark announced to employees that they will be offering up to 21 additional days of sick time, once all accrued sick time has been exhausted. This additional paid time off will be at no cost to the associate, regardless of how many sick days the associate has accrued. Furthermore, they have an employee assistance program (EAP) is available to all employees and their families at no cost. It provides helpful tools for managing anxiety and fears, including support to help you explain this complex situation to your children.

Campbell Soup Company

Campbell is implementing new policies to help employees who may be out of work due to caregiving or health-related issues. This includes the suspension of our attendance policy for hourly employees and mitigation plans to bridge income if necessary.

Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank announced actions on March 16 to support its employees and customers, ensuring business continuity throughout the quickly-evolving health and economic environment. The bank recommended that customers continue to leverage digital banking tools and resources for self-service banking. It has also created additional benefits to cover its employees, who will continue to be paid if they become sick, are taking care of a family member who is ill, or are navigating daycare or school closures.

Lowes

Lowes rolled out 14-days of emergency paid leave for their associates that need it, whether that’s because they are feeling sick, caring for a loved one, or because they have been faced with new hardships such as closed schools and daycares. They have also extended our telemedicine benefit through Teladoc to all associates and their families whether they are seasonal, temporary, part-time or full-time, regardless if they are enrolled in Lowe’s medical plan.

Wayfair

Wayfair is providing emergency paid time off, asking employees to refrain from non-critical travel and establishing quarantine procedures after travel to high-risk areas, offering flex and remote-work schedules, and consulting with a medical expert in epidemiology and infectious disease to ensure it protecting workers’ well-being. 

 

Customer Support

Adobe

Adobe is making temporary at-home access to Creative Cloud available until May 31, 2020 for schools and colleges who currently have only lab access for students, at no additional cost.

AEP

AEP announced that they will not disconnect electricity to families due to nonpayment.

AIG [via communication with BCCCC

AIG is promoting virtual volunteer opportunities along with virtual programming from museums in their Corporate Museum Membership Program.

AllState

Throughout the COVID-19 state of emergency, Allstate will automatically cover customers who use their personal vehicles to deliver food, medicine and other goods for a commercial purpose. Standard personal auto policies typically exclude such coverage.

Allstate announced that it will return $600 million in auto premiums to customers as pandemic cuts driving.

Ally Financial

Ally Financial is deferring payment for auto customers up to 120 days, payment for mortgage customers up to 120 days, and gives new auto customers the option to delay first payment for 90 days.

Ally Financial announced that it was forgiving many customer's negative bank account balances — without expecting repayment — in order for them to receive their full $1,200 coronavirus stimulus payment. As part of the relief package passed by US lawmakers in March, banks can use the direct deposit payments to pay off debts owed by the customer receiving the check. Ally, however, said it would erase any overdrafts and not ask for customers to repay anything.

American Electric Power [via communication with BCCCC

American Electric Power line workers and other critical employees are working in smaller teams, practicing physical distancing, wearing facial coverings when physical distancing is not possible, monitoring themselves for symptoms and taking other prevention measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All employees who can work from home (approximately 12,000 people) are doing so. American Electric Power employees are continually monitoring the situation and reviewing their responses and the guidance they are providing to their employees as the situation evolves. They also are working with state and local officials to ensure that equipment suppliers and support industries essential to our business can continue operating.

Aramark

Aramark announced its uniform services division will redeploy production lines in order to manufacture essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for the heroes working in hospitals and in other critical roles across the United States. Aramark expects to produce millions of masks, scrubs and isolation gowns. The first shipment of scrubs and isolation gowns was delivered to clients last week, and the production of respirator and medical masks is scheduled to begin by mid-July.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has created a site focused solely on Covid-19 offering tips and insight on how to handle the crisis and what businesses should o in order to prepare and quickly respond to the challenges that would occur.

Banking Industry

JP Morgan, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of New York Mellon Corps, and State Street Corps have halted buybacks until June 30 at the urging of US lawmakers in order to focus on communities affected by coronavirus.

BBVA US

BBVA USA is providing additional client offers as a response to those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, including fixed rate small business loans of up to $50,000 with the first payment not due until 90 days after opening, refunds of overdraft fees, and special assistance and rates for advances on existing home equity lines of credit. Small businesses may also request waivers of service charge fees on deposit accounts.

Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Bank is offering the following enhancements to Retail Banking, Consumer Loan and Mortgage Customers: Increased daily debit card spending limits, Waived penalties for early CD withdrawals up to $20,000, Option to forbear consumer and mortgage loan payments for one to three months.

Berkshire Bank is providing financial flexibility to customers facing financial hardships by launching customer assistance programs such as, increased debit card limits, waived penalties for early CD withdrawals and waived foreign ATM fees.

BD

BD announced a number of new products to help aid in the detection and identification of COVID-19, including a molecular test for the detection of COVID-19 for clinical laboratories in countries recognizing the CE mark. BD has also partnered with BioGX to announce they have requested for approval for new coronavirus diagnostic tests that would increase capacity for testing.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts are waiving all out-of-pocket costs for telehealth, delivered by phone or video for medical and behavioral health needs, for all treatment right now, whether it's coronavirus-related or not.

Blue Shield of California

Starting immediately Blue Shield is waiving all cost-sharing and any prior approval for Covid-19 testing prescribed by a physician for all members enrolled in Blue Shield’s fully insured commercial and Medi-Cal plans. This includes cost-sharing for hospital, urgent care, emergency room, and office visits where the visit is to screen or test for the virus. Blue Shield also will not require prior authorization for medically necessary emergency care, consistent with our current practice.

Capital One

Capital One (auto loans and cards) stated that they will allow customers to skip payments, interest free.

CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint has temporarily suspended natural gas service and electricity disconnections for nonpayment.

Cigna

Cigna customers will have access to coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, as prescribed by health practitioners, and the company will waive all co-pays or cost-shares to help fight the rapid spread of the virus in the U.S. and for its globally mobile customers. Cigna will also set up a 24/7 customer resource center.

Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy announced the suspension of shut-offs for non-pay for low-income and senior customers through April 5, 2020, with the possibility of adjusting that timeframe depending on the spread and severity of COVID-19. Senior citizens and qualified low-income customers already enrolled in the Winter Protection Program have extended end dates through May 3, 2020.

Cox Enterprises

The Cox Communications internet business is offering relief through increased speeds, new plans for low-income users, and is keeping Title 1 students connected through its Connect2Compete program.

Disney

Disney is closing all their parks until March 31 at the earliest.

Duke Energy

Duke Energy will not disconnect any customers for non-payment but will continue to read meters and send bills. To ease the financial burden on customers, the company is waiving late payment fees, fees for returned payments, and fees for credit and debit card payments beginning March 21 until the national state of emergency is lifted.

Dupont

Dupont employees are working 24/7 to improve the protectivity of protection gear.

Dutch Bros.

Dutch Bros. has announced the coffee chain is temporarily banning personal mugs to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it said Saturday. 

Dutch Bros has launched a concert series on Instagram Live every Thursday night at 6PM: @DutchBrosCoffee

Emergent BioSolutions

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. announced today that it has initiated development of two product candidates for the treatment and prevention of coronavirus disease. They are looking to leverage their experience with polyclonal hyperimmune with antibodies.

Exelon Corporation

Exelon and its family of companies are donating more that $1 million for Coronavirus reponse and relief. Exelon utilities and Constellation suspend service disconnections and late payment charges; Exelon Generation raises support for plant community aid organizations. To further assist families and businesses experiencing financial stress during this public health crisis, all Exelon utilities -- Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO, and Pepco – and Constellation have suspended service disconnections and are waiving new late payment charges until at least May 1. In addition, the Exelon Generation power plants are supporting local food banks, senior centers and other aid organizations in surrounding communities. 

Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Department of Housing and Urban Development all plan to suspend mortgage foreclosures, adding to the federal government’s aggressive response to help Americans hit hard by the economic pain of the coronavirus. Fannie and Freddie, mortgage giants that backstop about $5 trillion of home loans, will halt foreclosures for 60 days, their regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said in a Wednesday statement.

FedEx

FedEx is suspending their money-back guarantee for all FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight and FedEx Office services as well as not requiring signatures upon delivery. The company is also helping humanitarian aid organization, Direct Relief ship and distribute 250,000 N95 masks to other personal protective equipment to nearly 1,000 community health centers and free clinics in all 50 states that are playing a critical frontline role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The deliveries by FedEx are a part of FedEx Cares' "Delivering for Good Initiative.”

GM

U.S. healthcare professionals on the front lines of the crisis are now eligible for GM's First Responder Discount, through the end of June 2020. The discount is equivalent to GM's military and supplier discounts.

Harvard Pilgram HealthCare Foundation

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Partners with ConvenientMD Urgent Care to Open Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site in Quincy, Mass.

Hilton

Hilton is changing policy around room cancellations as well as membership status in order to better accommodate with the recent halt in travel. Furthermore, they are providing first responders and health care workers housing as they work on the front lines. As the hospitality industry responds to COVID-19, Hilton is partnering with leading companies to connect workers from temporarily suspended hotels with hundreds of thousands of short-term jobs created by the global pandemic.

Honeywell

To address growing demand of masks during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, Honeywell is quickly ramping up production and making millions of the N95 masks in the United States. Those N95 face masks will be delivered to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for use to support health, safety and emergency response workers. Honeywell expects the new mask production line in Smithfield will create at least 500 jobs.

Indeed

Indeed, a company whose mission is to help people get jobs, has compiled resources on how to work from home if you can, find work quickly when you need it, and navigate a remote job search.

JetBlue

JetBlue launched JetBlue Healthcare Hero, which will honor 100,000 healthcare workers with roundtrip flight certificates for two to anywhere JetBlue flies. To kick off the program, JetBlue is donating pairs of roundtrip flight certificates for 10,000 healthcare workers at the Mount Sinai Health System, including their Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island campuses, as well as at NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public healthcare system in the United States with more than 70 locations across the city’s five boroughs. JetBlue is now calling on customers to thank the healthcare heroes in their life – from doctors and nurses, to pharmacists, therapists, social workers, public health administrators and more – by nominating them for a chance to receive one of 90,000 pairs of roundtrip flight certificates for two to use when the time is right.

Kohler

Kohler Co. is utilizing its manufacturing capabilities to produce critically needed personal protective equipment. Kohler’s Innovation for Good team has partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Makerspace program, which created a mask design to produce and, in turn, has helped connect medical facilities in need of protective equipment with the companies producing them. Innovation for Good is Kohler’s innovation incubator designed to develop new business opportunities that have a social purpose aligned with the United Nations SDGs.

MAPFRE Insurance

MAPFRE Insurance has created a Work from Home & Family Resources Page - Ideas for managing stress and wellness, working at home, e-learning , virtual field trips for children, and more.

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic started collecting patient samples for COVID-19 testing today at "a drive-thru" site in northwest Rochester. They are requiring people who are going to be tested will be required to complete a telephone interview prior to being tested.

Microsoft

Microsoft is actively pursuing additional steps around the world to help healthcare teams stay connected with telehealth solutions, schools and universities stay connected with students through virtual classrooms and online learning, and governments stay connected with their citizens with the latest guidance and resources made available online.

Morton Salt [via communication with BCCCC

Customer Support - Morton Salt is helping consumers make the most of their meals at home with tips, tricks and recipes to reduce food waste from its Erase Food Waste platform.

National Grid

National Grid has temporarily suspended collections-related activities, including service disconnections, to lessen any financial hardship the COVID-19 pandemic may have on our customers.

New Relic

New Relic is expanding its Nonprofit Customer Donation Program to provide free access to the entire New Relic One platform, for 90 days, to any new customer organization–nonprofits and beyond–engaged in COVID-19 relief efforts with a specific public benefit, subject to our standard terms of service.

PSEG

PSE&G, the utility subsidiary of PSEG, has taken steps to protect the community and its employees.  It has agreed to suspend shut-offs for non-payment, closed its customer service centers and temporarily suspended various types of non-critical repair work.  PSE&G maintains a number of ways that customers can stay connected with PSE&G, including online access via My Account, as well as chat, email or mobile via MyAlerts, the PSE&G mobile app and the PSE&G Alexa skill.

Sanofi

Sanofi will use its experience in order to help the development of a Covid-19 vaccine. They will use recombinant technology in order to find the vaccine and develop the capacity to manufacture large quantities of the vaccine. Sanofi is also working on clinical trials of the use of Kevzra as a potential cure for Covid-19.

Sempra

SoCalGas, a subsidiary of Sempra, announced a suspension of service disconnections to any customers who are having a hard time paying their bill. 

Southwest

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly told employees that he will take a 10% pay cut as airlines continue to suffer major losses in demand because of the spreading COVID-19 coronavirus.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

The labels of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., comprising Rockstar Games, 2K, Private Division, and Social Point have come together to provide desperately needed support for COVID-19 charities and local businesses where the labels operate that have been affected. Throughout the months of April and May, 5% of Net Bookings (after platform fees) from in-game purchases from Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online from Rockstar Games, NBA 2K20 and NBA 2K19 from 2K Games, Dragon City from Social Point, as well as full-game digital sales of The Outer Worlds from Private Division, will be donated to an array of organizations in need.

Target

Target is going to allow for curbside pick-up for their customers. On Saturday, March 7, we started to limit the number of key items per purchase, which will allow more guests to get what they need.

Target will increase physical distancing measures to keep guests and frontline team members safe and healthy, and to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. New social distancing and safety measures include: Beginning April 4, Target will actively monitor and, when needed, meter guest traffic at stores nationwide to promote social distancing. Target will supply more than 350,000 team members in stores and distribution centers with face masks and gloves to wear at work. In support of first responders and healthcare professionals, Target will donate an additional 2 million KN95 respirator masks to the medical community.

Telecom Industry

The FCC has released a pledge signed by many telecom networks to not terminate service because of an inability to pay, waive any late fees that are incurred, and open wi-fi hotspots to any American who needs it.

Tufts Health Plan

Tufts Health Plan is using social media to boost critical information from trusted agencies and promote resources and services like 211 through their Twitter.

Tufts Health Plan has developed a new resources page with links to vital info for older people, caregivers and their nonprofit partners.

UL

UL is sharing its courseware on pandemic awareness at no cost, to help workers protect themselves, their colleagues, and their communities. Link to access courses: https://s.ul.com/2Qh6MlN Course code: COVID19UL

UPS

UPS and CVS Health Corporation announced that with UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward, they will use drones to deliver prescription medicines from a CVS pharmacy to The Villages, Florida, the largest U.S. retirement community, home to more than 135,000 residents. The drones will allow for a fast delivery option for medicines that are time-senstive. The program also supports social-distancing efforts, as drone delivery options provide individuals with a convenient alternative to visiting a pharmacy. 

USAA

USAA will automatically stop charging late fees and temporarily pause non-payment cancellation of USAA Auto & Property insurance coverage for members who need more time to pay their bill as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re also waiving or reimbursing deductibles and co-payments for coronavirus-related testing.

USAA is also returning $800 million in auto dividends to auto policyholders, based on a steady trend of reduced driving and fewer accident claims by members. 

Verizon

Verizon is going to leverage their technology and invest into the transition of 5G. They will also be prioritizing networks that have been affected the most of coronavirus to ensure that these areas will have strong internet connections. They will also work to make sure those who need access to Internet, such as students, will be able to do so. Verizon announced the launch of Pay it Forward Live, a weekly streaming entertainment series that will include music, gaming, comedy and more in support of small businesses affected by COVID-19. The series will debut with a performance by Dave Matthews.

Verizon, and dozens of other internet and phone providers have signed an FCC pledge to 'keep Americans connected' even if they can't pay during disruptions caused by coronavirus. The pledge asks companies to keep internet online for customers who can't pay their internet bills, as well as waive late billing fees, as a result of the disruptions caused by the virus. 

Walgreens

Walgreens will dedicate temporary space at select locations, outside of the stores such as in parking lots, where non-Walgreens health personnel will administer COVID-19 testing. Walgreens is also waiving delivery fees and operating a pharmacy drive-thru. Walgreens also stepped in to provide medications to hundreds of cruise ship passengers stuck without their medications because of a COVID-19 quarantine.

Webster Bank

Earlier in March, Webster announced its financial flexibility options for individuals, small business owners and corporations in this uncertain time, including a 90-day foreclosure moratorium on Webster residential loans. Webster also is part of the public-private partnership announced by Gov. Lamont on March 31 to provide a 90-day grace period on mortgages payments for Connecticut residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Wells Fargo [via communication with BCCCC

Wells Fargo is pausing for 30 days the collection of negative balances existing at the time when government stimulus payments are deposited to customers. Well Fargo will also cash stimulus payment checks for non-customers in its branches, with no fees charged. The company has suspended residential property foreclosure sales, evictions and involuntary automobile repossessions, and is offering fee waivers, payment deferrals, and other expanded assistance for credit card, auto, mortgage, small business, and personal lending customers. It has helped more than 1.3 million consumer and small business customers by deferring over 1 million payments, representing $2.8 billion of principal and interest payments for loans, and providing over 900,000 fee waivers exceeding $30 million from March 9 through April 10. 

White & Case

White & Cases is providing regular legal updates on issues affecting their clients’ businesses around the world.

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy announced on Sunday, Mar. 15 the company will suspend service disconnections until further notice due to the 2019 novel coronavirus. For customers who have difficulty paying their electric bill, the company will work with them to arrange payment plans that meet their circumstances.