Last updated: May 22, 2020
NALEO Educational Fund is fortunate to be a part of a network of resilient and resourceful partners. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our day-to-day lives, NALEO Educational Fund is proud to share efforts by our corporate partners to keep everyone safe, informed and connected during this challenging time. We applaud these organizations as they step up their role as exemplary corporate citizens.
Resources and listed partners will be updated on a rolling basis.
- COVID-19 Toolkit: Aetna, a CVS Health company is supporting state and local governments with helpful resources to share with your members. This toolkit provides information on the work Aetna has been doing to support COVID efforts.
- Created a new $10M Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund
- Launched new Command Centers to support business customers
- Providing unlimited home internet
- Redirecting resources to first responders, health care professionals, educators, and other essential customers
- Waiving domestic wireless plan overage charges
Bank of America
- Bank of America U.S. Minimum Hourly Wage Reaches $20/hour
- Bank of America Commits $250 Million in Capital and $10 Million in Philanthropic Grants to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). Investments Will Expand Access to Capital to More Small Businesses and Not-For-Profits
- Bank of America Announces Additional Support for Consumer and Small Business Clients Experiencing Hardship From the Impact of the Coronavirus
- Bank of America Commits $100 Million in Support of Communities Around the World Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic
- Charter is increasing its minimum wage to $20 per hour to support its employees as they work hard to keep America connected – now and in the future.
- Offering Spectrum Internet up to 100 Mbps for free, including in-home Wi-Fi, to new subscriber households with teachers, K-12, or college students for
- Charter will not terminate service or impose late fees on residential or small business customers who face difficult economic circumstances related to COVID
- Charter has opened up Wi-Fi hotspots for public use across its 41 state footprint. A map with all of Charter’s Wi-Fi hot spots is available at:
The Coca-Cola Company
- Providing supplies and transportation to help make masks for healthcare workers and frontline responders. Continuously helping supply hand sanitizer and personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Protecting Employee Health and Well-being: Around the world, local teams have closely followed guidance from health authorities to protect the health and safety of employees across offices, production, distribution and retail facilities.
- Providing Financial and In-Kind Support to Community Organizations: The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, is awarding $13.5 million in grants to five nonprofit organizations working on the front lines of the U.S. and Canadian humanitarian response to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Prioritizing Safety in Production and Distribution Facilities
- Increase Mbps speeds to better facilitate tele-work and distance learning as children and workers are home.
- Providing all low income Americans that do not have at-home broadband service the opportunity to sign up for 60 days of no-cost service
- Small Business Resources – Following the announcement of our $100 million grant for small businesses, we released details on how businesses can apply, the criteria for the grant, and additional tools they can use.
- Community Support Page – To make it easier for people to get help and to find out how to offer support in local communities impacted by COVID-19, we launched a new Community Help Section on com/covidsupport. Additionally, healthcare coverage reminder notices are being made available in English and Spanish, and will later be expanded to additional languages.
- Best Practices for Elected Officials –
To help elected officials interact and maintain a close connection with their communities during this time, we shared several toolkits and guides for them to use.
- Facebook Connectivity Grants – Understanding that 18M Americans lack internet access, the Facebook Connectivity team recently announced partnerships with the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center and NetHope to support communities disproportionately impacted by shelter-in-place orders.
- Sanofi and GSK announced that they will work together on the development of a new, adjuvanted vaccine for COVID-19.
- GSK is entering into a collaboration to find coronavirus solutions with Vir Biotechnology. Companies will combine their unique scientific and technical expertise to combat COVID-19 and potential future coronavirus outbreaks.
- Expansion of vaccines collaborations—GSK is now working with partner companies and research groups across the world. Click here for partner details.
- GSK is entering a new collaborative research effort, the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, by making available compounds from its libraries for screening, with the aim of bringing forward the most promising molecules that could be used to treat cases of COVID-19.
- Microsoft is offering technology to help continue business and educational operations for companies and students. Microsoft Teams is available for free to educational institutions through the Office 365 A1 offer providing a completely free customized hub for class teamwork with Teams that includes video meetings. Companies can also take advantage of a free 6-month Office 365 E1 Trial, including Microsoft Teams, for file sharing and communication tools. Microsoft is providing trainings and support for Office 365 to support remote learning and Minecraft is providing free educational content to help keep students learning at home.
- Microsoft Teams is now integrated into Los Angeles Unified School District’s Schoology Learning Management System to support remote learning. Microsoft is providing professional development for faculty and staff to drive usage, including creating a getting started guide and video trainings. Microsoft Teams offers LAUSD inclusive tools and features, including closed captioning to support English Language Learners and Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences.
- As professionals and students are increasingly working remotely, Microsoft has reinforced our commitment to security, compliance and privacy and shared best practices for privacy and security with remote work, as well as when using Microsoft Teams.
- In addition, Microsoft partnered with the Seattle Foundation to launch the
COVID-19 Response Fund, which will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations that are helping local workers and families most affected by the coronavirus.
- Contributing $45 million to bring food and other vital resources to those in need. As illustrated, Team Rubicon to provide last mile meal distribution with Feeding America, Meals on Wheels and other partners in more than 100 locations across the nation.
- The distribution of approximately 20 million nutritious meals through The PepsiCo Foundation’s Food for Good program, a partnership with No Kid Hungry, to provide emergency grants to schools and community organizations to ensure children nationwide have access to nutrition, and a partnership with the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty and USDA to reach rural students.
- Support of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to back the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund and job training for women aimed at long-term economic recovery.
- Activating PepsiCo’s global resources to provide essential relief to 40+ countries. As part of this initiative, PepsiCo Matching Gift offer two-to-one matching for all PepsiCo employee charitable donations for organizations responding to the COVID-19 crisis around the globe.
- Pfizer outlined a 5-Point Plan to combat COVID-19 in early March, calling on the biopharmaceutical industry to join the company in committing to unprecedented collaboration across the healthcare innovation ecosystem, including government and academia.
- The Pfizer Foundation is providing
$40 million in medical and charitable cash grants to help address urgent needs of US and global partners on the frontlines of the pandemic. The Foundation is also matching colleague donations to local, national, and global charitable organizations.
- In the United States, Pfizer has temporarily adapted some elements of the Pfizer Patient Assistance Program to accommodate the evolving needs of patients it serves and ensure they get access to their medicines without interruption. To date, upon request, Pfizer has responded by increasing patient supply during the quarantine, where possible, approved telehealth prescribing, and more.
- Pfizer is advancing the battle against COVID-19 on multiple fronts, working relentlessly to develop an investigational antiviral compound to treat the cause of COVID-19 infections, a vaccine to prevent infection, as well as evaluating other therapies that have scientific potential to help infected patients fight the virus.
- We Are Leveraging Our Expertise in Vaccine Development: Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines business unit of Sanofi, is developing a COVID-19 vaccine in collaboration with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).
- We Are Researching Existing Products as Potential Treatments for COVID-19: In March we announced the initiation of our global clinical trial program with our collaborator Regeneron Pharmaceuticals evaluating Kevzara® (sarilumab) in patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19.
- We Are Exploring Digital Solutions: Further adding to our ongoing efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic on multiple fronts, we have signed an agreement with Luminostics to evaluate a collaboration on a unique self-testing solution for COVID-19.
Southern California Edison
- Southern California Edison (SCE) is suspending service disconnections for nonpayment and waiving late fees by request.
- SCE also encourages customers who are having trouble paying their bills to contact the SCE Customer Contact Center to discuss payment extensions or arrangements.
- To help Californians who are facing economic hardships because of quarantines, taking care of family members or school and business closures, Edison International will make $1 million in donations to local nonprofits whose focus is on providing critical services, food and necessities to vulnerable communities in response to COVID-19.
Starbucks Coffee Company
- Thanking front-line responders: As one more way to say thank you, any customer who identifies as a front-line responder to the COVID-19 outbreak will receive a tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) at no charge through May 31. To date, the company has served more than one million cups of free coffee to first responders and front-line responders supporting the health care industry.
- Operation gratitude: The Starbucks Foundation and Starbucks have also helped Operation Gratitude send care packages to support more 60,000 front-line heroes. The Starbucks Foundation has also donated $250,000 to Direct Relief to support front-line responders.
- Supporting community response: The Starbucks Foundation is donating more than $3 million to support global COVID-19 relief efforts around the world.
- Supporting our partners: Starbucks is offering full support with comprehensive care to our partners impacted by COVID-19, including catastrophe pay, mental health and sick pay benefits, childcare support and more.
Toyota Motor North America
- As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) continues to assist those in need with essential supplies, emergency relief and provide on-going support to many local organizations and non-profits where it does business. Click here for details on contributions by location.
- TMNA has been implementing measures based on guidance received from government authorities in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections. As a company, they currently have 8,400 team members working from home and have closed 600 sales departments across U.S. dealerships.
- To help meet the supply shortfall for personal protective equipment (PPE), TMNA has committed to the fabrication and donation of 500,000 commercial-grade face shields through June.
- Toyota Financial Services (TFS) began working with consumers to defer payments and leases—1-800 lines were a critical part of this procedure. TFS is estimating having helped over 60,000 families defer their finance payments or leases.
- The Verizon Response Team has been activated since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and is currently leading more than 120 engagements in the United States of portable cell sites, WiFi hotspots, free charging stations and other devices that help boost network performance.
- The Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Connection website has a number of resources including tips to prepare for and implement robust digital learning plans.
- Investing $500 million in network upgrades to begin immediately; Contributed $5,000,000 to No Child Goes Hungry and provided $2,500,000 to World Health Organization.
- Providing $365 million in cash bonuses, and accelerating the next quarterly bonus.
- Hiring 150,000 associates through the end of May
- Committed $25 million to organizations responding to COVID-19
- Hosting drive-thru testing sites with government and health officials.
- Wells Fargo is suspending residential property foreclosure sales, evictions and involuntary automobile repossessions
- The company also is offering fee waivers, payment deferrals and other expanded assistance for credit card, auto, mortgage, small business and personal lending customers who contact the company.
- Supporting employees experiencing hardship
In an effort to assist employees who may experience their own hardships, the Wells Fargo Foundation will donate
$10 million to its WE Care Fund, which provides resources to 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 employees, especially those with limited resources, get back on their feet with basic necessities.