PwC donates $2.85M to coronavirus-related efforts

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Big Four firm PwC announced on Monday that its PwC Charitable Foundation will donate new grants totaling $2.85 million to organizations supporting communities impacted by COVID-19.

Previously, the PwC Foundation made a $350,000 grant to Project HOPE in late February to supply protective equipment for healthcare workers in the Wuhan and Shanghai provinces of China.

PwC's grants include:

  • $500,000 to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund. The donation will assist in mobilizing the distribution of emergency food boxes through Feeding America’s network of national food banks.
  • $500,000 to Direct Relief. Funds will go towards containing the spread of COVID-19 by obtaining and delivering protective equipment to frontline health workers at community health centers and clinics, as well as increasing the support for CHCs’ management of patients with chronic illnesses.
  • $1.5 million to address challenges local cities are facing. Funds will go towards nonprofit organizations with needs across the U.S.

“We have never experienced a crisis like COVID-19,” said Yolanda Seals-Coffield, president of the PwC Foundation, in a statement. “The illness itself and subsequent disruption to people’s lives is dramatic and exacerbated by social distancing precautions that prevent us from getting out to volunteer as we have in the past. These donations allow us to have an immediate, positive impact while we innovate around new ways of engaging our people to give back virtually.”

“PwC Charitable Foundation’s generous donation will help food banks across the country provide support to people impacted by this pandemic,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, in a statement. “Food banks are facing increased need for food in their communities and we are working to ensure that people do not have to worry about food during this unprecedented time of need.”

For more on the PwC Charitable Foundation, head to the firm's site here.

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