As the world comes together to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, #Covid19TechCollaborative has offered financial support to organizations responding to the crisis. Committing to an initial $22 million in collective funding, the movement has a slew of organizations involved, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United Nations Foundation, and more.
Joining the list of beneficiaries is instant messaging platform Slack with a donation of $1 million.
Many tech organizations – including 25 Bay Area companies – are offering support to fight the outbreak of this disease. Aimed at organizations on the front lines of the crisis, these funds will support Covid-19 response efforts at all levels – local, regional and global.
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This includes supporting vulnerable populations, non-profit organizations, and small businesses impacted by Covid-19. Companies participating in the #Covid19TechCollaborative includes GitHub, LinkedIn, Cisco, Intuit, Salesforce, DropBox, SAP, Autodesk and ServiceNow, among others.
This is to align the efforts of CDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund, United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, as well as the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund. Starting with the objective of encouraging other companies to donate more, #Covid19TechCollaborative was started with the involvement of 25 companies.
According to a spokesperson from ServiceNow, these funds will help public health responders meet the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Joining the cloud computing company, Autodesk will be donating $600,000 to support the movement. Additionally, the company will be increasing its donation matching gift program for employees by matching their donations 2:1.