COVID-19 member response

 American Eagle Outfitters is donating $1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts, along with 1 million masks to healthcare workers.

Bank of America Announces $100 Million In Support Of COVID-19 Response
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.

Citizens Bank has committed $5 million across its footprint to support small business and communities. 

Covestro LLC has donated $67,500 to local food banks to aid communities across the country where the company has local operations.

Dick's Sporting Goods Executives Give Up Paychecks
The CEO and President of DSG are not taking a salary and other executives will have their pay cut while stores are closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. The company is continuing to pay its workers and offer benefits during the closure.

First Commonwealth Bank is matching donations up to $75,000 made through their website to local organizations that provide food, supplies and other critical items needed in response to COVID-19.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Emergency Fund for Artists
The fund will provide up to $500 in assistance to artists experiencing loss of income due to the coronavirus outbreak under the modified application guidelines.

The Heinz Endowments established an expedited, weekly review process and just released news about its first wave of its COVID-19 grantmaking in response to local nonprofit needs. 

Hillman Family Foundations has committed about $7 million to respond to COVID-19, releasing about $4 million to date.  The Henry L. Hillman Foundation's board is organizing its giving into three phases.  First, the foundation is addressing the immediate threat to the region's population health; second, it will make targeted grants to assist the recovery of essential nonprofits and their ability to serve their constituents.  In future months, the foundation expects to focus on the region's structural recovery from the effects of the pandemic.

The Jefferson Regional Foundation created the COVID-19 Jefferson Emergency Response Fund to support organizations in the Jefferson area to address critical and strategic aspects of community health and wellness affected by the virus.

Jewish Healthcare Foundation approved an emergency fund for the COVID-19 pandemic, along with other grants to extend efforts in HIV/AIDS programming, support older adults, and improve patient safety. Each grant addresses health issues that have become further exacerbated by COVID-19.

Neighborhood Allies is working to ensure all students can learn virtually with its Beyond the Laptops initiative, and is making $10,000 emergency grants in six targeted neighborhoods.

Pennsylvania Humanities Council has launched Pop Up Grants for Cultural Producers to support humanities events, programs, and projects during the COVID-19 shutdown through virtual or other forms of distance-based engagement with the public. 

PNC Financial Services has committed $30 million for COVID-19 relief to support people with basic needs and hardship-relief programs in markets where the bank operates. 

The PNC Foundation has donated $1 million to United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania to create the Students and Families Food Relief Fund, designed to support families struggling with food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic. United Way will team with Eat'n Park Hospitality Group to provide more than 250,000 meals to families in need.

The POISE Foundation launched the Critical Community Needs Fund to provide money to small- and mid-sized organizations that serve black residents and that could be overlooked by government aid programs and larger funds.

Richard King Mellon Foundation announced several strategic initiatives in response to COVID-19: an emergency operating support program for current grantees; a request for ideas on ways to address economic impact and recovery; and a fund to support healthcare innovations and technology.

Staunton Farm Foundation quickly redirected nearly $450,000 from its usual grantmaking  to emergency support for nonprofits that address behavioral health.  The extra flexibility is especially valuable to the foundation's grantees, who work with extremely limited resources, while serving some of the region's most vulnerable people, especially in rural areas.