• Sourced 10M masks for the US and millions more for the hardest hit regions in Europe.

• Pledged to donate $1 million to local San Jose organizations.


• A $2 million cash grant to the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, supporting the World Health Organization’s (WHO) worldwide efforts to help prevent, detect, and manage the spread of COVID-19.

• A $4 million cash grant to support Destination: Home’s rapid response fund in Santa Clara County, the home of our headquarters. This fund is providing financial assistance and resources to individuals and households who would be at risk of homelessness due to COVID-19-related illness.

• $210 million in product to support healthcare, education and government response with critical technology (Collaboration, security and Meraki equipment for China)

• A $200,000 Cisco Foundation grant to Comunita' di Sant'Egidio in Italy, to distribute meals and provide home care to people living in isolation and to help individuals experiencing homelessness.

• A $200,000 Cisco Foundation grant to Feeding America to support its COVID-19 Response Fund, which will help food banks across the country as they support communities impacted by the pandemic.

• Up to $2 million in Cisco Foundation matching gifts to employee giving campaigns that support more than 50 nonprofits responding to the crisis globally - for up to $4 million in total giving. Cisco employees have already given more than $1 million to this campaign – for more than $2 million in total giving!


• $250 million in ad grants/credits will go to the World Health Organization and other health agencies to facilitate the expanded delivery of critical information on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This is in addition to the $25 million in ad credits Google allocated to the WHO and government agencies earlier this month.

• $200 million will go towards a new support program for NGOs and financial institutions around the world, in order to provide additional assistance for SMBs.

• $340 million in Google Ads credits will be made available to all SMBs who've had an active Google Ads account over the past year. "Credit notifications will appear in their Google Ads accounts and can be used at any point until the end of 2020 across our advertising platforms". Something to keep an eye on in your Google Ads accounts - more info here.

• $20 million in Google Cloud credits for academic institutions and researchers to help them leverage Google's computing capabilities and infrastructure "as they study potential therapies and vaccines, track critical data, and identify new ways to combat COVID-19".


• The Intel Foundation will provide $4 million to support coronavirus relief efforts in communities where the company has significant presence. The foundation will also offer a special match opportunity for every regular full-time and part-time employee and U.S. retiree to a total of $2 million for relief efforts around major Intel sites.

Lockheed Martin

They will do the following to contribute to the national COVID-19 relief and recovery effort:

• Advance more than $50 million to small- and medium-sized business partners in their supply chain.

• Donate $10 million to non-profit organizations involved in COVID-19 related relief and assistance

• Activated a $6.5 million employee disaster relief fund to assist Lockheed Martin employees and retirees impacted with COVID-19.

• Offer Lockheed Martin’s engineering and technical capabilities to help solve the most pressing challenges faced by federal, state, and local officials.

• Donate the use of our corporate aircraft and vehicle fleet for COVID-19 relief logistical support and medical supply delivery.

• Donate the use of our facilities for crisis-related activities including critical medical supply storage, distribution, and COVID-19 testing, where needed and practical.


• Donated $10 million to the COVID Relief Fund through the Micron Foundation to aid recovery from the pandemic. The money will assist global efforts to spur economic recovery and provide much-needed community resources for food banks, health facilities, school meal programs and online learning resources.

• Committed $500,000 to the Silicon Valley Strong Fund with $300,000 going toward the Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention System’s Financial Assistance Program and $200,000 reserved for other causes.

Donated surplus protective equipment and health scanning systems to local hospitals and testing centers. Deliver 300,000 protective masks and continue to seek out opportunities to use their supply chain capabilities to help provide aid.

Offered some of their real estate properties to local officials to support hospitals in the event that community facilities become overwhelmed, or if buildings are needed for patient staging and isolation.


• Donated 3,000 hygiene kits, including: soap, shampoo, lotion, socks, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste.


• Safeway and its parent company, Albertsons Companies, announced a $50 million commitment to hunger relief across the 2,200+ neighborhoods it serves in 34 states and the District of Columbia through its Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief campaign.

San Jose Earthquakes

• They are supporting the Alum Rock Child Nutrition Program, and will continue to provide hot meals to some of the most food insecure areas of our city.

• They started a GoFundMe ( and the Quakes Foundation will match what we raise here.

San Jose Sharks

• The Sharks Foundation announced a partnership with SAP to donate $300,000 to Second Harvest of Silicon Valley to combat food insecurity as a result of the pandemic, while SAP Center's food and beverage partnerAramark donated 2,000 pounds of perishable food to Martha's Kitchen.San Francisco 49ers

• Pledged $500,000 for their employees and community organizations amid the coronavirus pandemic hitting especially hard in the Bay Area.

• $49,000 is being earmarked for nonprofits in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County.

• The San Jose Sharks announced the establishment of the Sharks Sports & Entertainment COVID-19 Relief Fund that will provide individual grants to the more than 1,800 part-time staff who are currently unable to work due to event cancellations and facility closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines donates $400,000 in snacks and other inflight provisioning items to dozens of nonprofit organizations across the United States.

• Now through May 31, 2020, Southwest invites Customers to visit for an opportunity to support one or more of these three different charities bringing life-saving materials and resources to regions impacted by COVID-19: - American Red Cross - Team Rubicon - Feeding America. Rapid Rewards® Members who donate $25 or more to one or more of these organizations will receive 10 Rapid Rewards bonus points for every dollar donated.


• Announces Special Cash Bonus and Early Payment of Q1 Bonuses Totaling Nearly $550 Million for Hourly Associates.

• Plans to hire 150,000 new associates to work in our stores, clubs, and fulfillment centers, to help support the current level of demand. These roles will be temporary at first, but we expect many to convert to permanent roles over time.

• The company has made significant operational changes in our stores, clubs, DCs and FCs this month – such as closing overnight for cleaning, starting to install sneeze guards at checkout and pharmacies, using wipes and sprayers for carts, putting in signing for social distancing and implementing a COVID-19 emergency leave policy

•Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced a $25 million commitment on March 17 to support organizations on the frontlines responding to COVID-19. The money will be distributed in a series of grants, each furthering the capacity of organizations to help communities affected by the pandemic. $10 million of this commitment will go to support food banks, and school and senior meal programs in providing access to food for underserved populations

• Every Tuesday until April 28, stores will open one hour early for seniors (60+) to shop. Pharmacy and Vision Center will also be open during this time

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