Relief efforts spearheaded by the business community
As violence and war unfolds in Ukraine, support continues to pour in from around the world. We are grateful to see the Maryland business community stepping up with aid to join these important relief efforts.
Here are some of the campaigns and pledges made by our members that we are proud to share and urge you to support.
Amazon is donating $5 million to organizations that are providing critical support on the ground in the Ukraine and matching up to $5 million in additional donations from employees. Read more.
Amazon has suspended shipment of retail products to customers based in Russia and Belarus and will no longer provide customers with access to Prime Video in Russia. Read more.
AT&T is waiving international roaming charges for customers in Ukraine and offering unlimited long distance calling to Ukraine.
Support their relief efforts and text Ukraine to 2583 to make a one-time donation of $25.
Bank of America
Bank of America has pledged to donate $1 million to the American Red Cross and other non-profit groups that are helping Ukraine and refugees flee the invasion by Russia. The donation will be spread across five groups – the Red Cross and Red Crescent network in Ukraine and the region, World Central Kitchen, Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, International Medical Corps, and Project Hope. The organization will match also employee donations to support relief in Ukraine.
Boeing announced a $2 million emergency assistance package to support humanitarian response efforts in Ukraine. The assistance package will be directed to organizations working to bring food, water, clothing, medicine and shelter to displaced Ukrainians – including those seeking refuge in neighboring countries. In addition, Boeing will match all qualifying employee contributions made in support of Ukrainian humanitarian relief through the company’s charitable matching program.
Facebook will donate $5 million in cash to various UN agencies and nonprofits, including the International Medical Corps. The company has also pledged $10 million worth of ad credits to help nonprofits fundraise on its platforms.
Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Maryland Medical System
Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) and the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) are making a coordinated donation of medical supplies worth more than $4 million to support the people of Ukraine in the aftermath of Russia’s military invasion.
The donation will help ensure doctors, nurses, medics and other clinicians can continue to deliver emergency medical care to both civilian and military personnel impacted by the ongoing violence. Read more.
JP Morgan Chase
JPMorgan is making a financial contribution of US$1m to aid efforts in Ukraine. The bank will also match contributions from its 4,500 employees.
Kaiser Permanente has launched an employee and physician giving campaign to help with the urgent Ukrainian refugee crisis for physicians and employees who wish to personally support organizations helping with the relief effort, providing refugees with food, shelter, warm clothing, medical care and supplies. Employees and physicians can choose to support these efforts by donating to any of 3 organizations selected by Kaiser Permanente, and they will match individual donations dollar for dollar, up to a total of $200,000. Read more.
KPMG Foundation donated $250,000 to Global Giving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, which has been made available for employee donations.
Lockheed Martin is taking steps to help address the worsening humanitarian crisis through multiple partners, including committing aid to the Polish Red Cross, providing immediate relief to refugees in Poland, funding new shelters in Romania, and ensuring delivery of medical supplies in Ukraine. Lockheed Martin is also offering financial support to its employees in Poland who are voluntarily hosting Ukrainian refugee families. In addition, Lockheed continues to support U.S. service members, including those recently deployed to the Eastern European theater, and their families.
The Pfizer Foundation has provided humanitarian grant funding to three organizations working in Ukraine and neighboring countries: The American Red Cross, International Medical Corps, and International Rescue Committee.
Additionally, the Pfizer Foundation launched the Ukraine Humanitarian Disaster Campaign to provide all Pfizer colleagues the opportunity to donate to key organizations. The Pfizer Foundation will be matching donations made through the campaign to UNICEF, Save the Children International, International Rescue Committee, the American Red Cross, CARE, Nova Ukraine, and SUNFLOWER OF PEACE.
PwC US continues to identify actions it can take to help: -The US firm is making a $125,000 donation to the Ukraine Crisis Fund through CARE to provide frontline humanitarian aid and support. -The PwC Charitable Foundation will award $300,000 in grants to Save the Children and Project Hope, both of which have a long history of working in Ukraine in collaboration with local organizations. -Between the firm and the Foundation, PwC has donated $425,000 to date to provide frontline humanitarian aid and support.
Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker has announced is has shut down its operations in Russia.
The company has also pledged $1 million in support for humanitarian aid through UNICEF, USA for UNHCR and the Red Cross. They are also doubling their match for employee donations 2:1. Read more.
T. Rowe Price
The T. Rowe Price Foundation will donate $500,000 to the United Nations Foundation to support organizations providing humanitarian assistance in the region.
Following sanctions against Russia issued by the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union they will not be investing in entities that provide support to the Russian government for the foreseeable future. Read more.
Uber plans to launch an in-app donation button to allow U.S. customers to make donations to the International Rescue Committee to assist Ukraine. Plans are in the works to make in-app donation features available to Uber users in more countries. Uber will match donations made through this feature up to $1 million. The company will also make an additional $500,000 donation to the International Federation of Red Cross and World Food Program USA in support of the U.N. World Food Program’s humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and nearby countries.
The United Health Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of UnitedHealth Group, announced a $1 million donation to support relief efforts in Ukraine. $500,000 will go to Save the Children, and $500,000 will support Direct Relief. Read more.
The UPS Foundation is partnering with and providing $1 million in initial emergency funding and in-kind support to the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Salvation Army, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) – organizations that are on the ground assessing how and where to deploy resources and deliver core relief supplies to Ukraine refugees. Read more.
Through March 17, Verizon is waiving international calling, texting and data roaming charges for consumer and small business wireless customers to and from Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine. Residential landline customers will see waived international charges to those countries as well. Customers do not have to take any action to take advantage of these offers. In addition, Verizon is supporting organizations working on the ground in Ukraine and surrounding areas with a $750,000 donation to support crisis relief efforts.
Wells Fargo announced $1 million in donations across three nonprofits to enable humanitarian aid for Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees, as well as support services for U.S. service members and their families across the globe: American Red Cross, World Central Kitchen and the USO.
In addition, the company is making it easier for its employees to support these organizations through its internal employee giving system. Wells Fargo is also amplifying employee generosity to these organizations through its Community Care Grants program, allowing donations of up to $1,000 to qualify for additional grant dollars to further extend impact.
Thank to these organizations, and the many others, who are generously supporting the people of Ukraine during this time of crisis.
Disclaimer: This tracker is a compilation of publicly available and may not be fully representative of all private sector giving.
Want to help?
Here is a list of partners responding to the most immediate needs that you might consider supporting: