Chubb has committed $10 million to pandemic relief efforts globally. The company’s support, which is funded through the Chubb Charitable Foundation, is directed to a range of partner organizations around the world to provide essential resources immediately in areas facing the most acute need. These organizations are providing emergency medical equipment and supplies to healthcare facilities, and to community food banks to support those who have become unemployed as a result of the pandemic. Chubb is also supporting other industry initiatives to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus and its impact on people and the economy. Below is a current list of Chubb’s donations.
In announcing Chubb’s commitment on April 5, 2020, Evan Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of Chubb, said, "We are committed to supporting people, business and communities most impacted by this global crisis. Our $10 million commitment will add to the urgent efforts required to meet the immediate health and nutrition needs of those most affected.”
In the U.S.
The Rockefeller University’s COVID-19 Research Program: Chubb’s $1 million contribution to The Rockefeller University, the world’s leading biomedical research university, will support work now underway by over 130 scientists in 18 laboratories focused on discovering or developing new, urgently needed approaches to prevent and treat the COVID-19 disease. The University’s Nobel Prize-winning research teams are actively working to identify new therapies to slow the momentum of the COVID-19 pandemic with cutting-edge biomedical research.
Feeding America: Chubb’s $1.5 million commitment to Feeding America will help provide food and critical funds to the organization’s nationwide network of 200 food banks that deliver food aid to 60,000 soup kitchens, food pantries, churches and other community organizations, all of which are experiencing a dramatic surge in need. The Feeding America network is the largest hunger-relief organization in the U.S., and with Chubb’s support is undertaking a national food- and fund-raising effort to support people facing hunger and the food banks who help them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Project Hope to support frontline health workers: Chubb’s $1 million contribution to Project Hope, made in partnership with Healthcare Ready and supported by the Business Roundtable, is procuring personal protective equipment (PPE) and other vital equipment from manufacturers worldwide and arranging around-the-clock movement and delivery to America’s nurses, doctors and others to treat patients and help stop the spread of COVID-19. These critically needed supplies are being allocated to health facilities in coordination with Healthcare Ready, which is working in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
International Medical Corps to strengthen hospital capacity: Chubb’s $1.7 million donation to the International Medical Corps (IMC) will provide surge support to strengthen hospital capacity during the outbreak. Chubb’s support, which is focused on hot-spot and low-resource areas, will help provide medical shelters, medical examination supplies, tables, chairs, shelves, portable sinks, power, lighting and HVAC units. Additionally, IMC has activated its roster of 300 medical professionals, and has begun deploying medical volunteers to hospitals and is readying its second surge of volunteers. IMC is also leveraging its global supply chain and procurement team to send critically needed medical supplies, including personal protective equipment and medical equipment to hospitals and for health workers in need.
FareShare to fight hunger in the U.K.: As part of Chubb’s $1.5 million contribution to the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), the company is supporting FareShare, the U.K.’s national network of charitable food banks. Chubb’s support will help distribute food to frontline organizations and food banks during the pandemic. With its network of network of 17 partner organizations covering all four nations of the U.K., FareShare provides nearly 1 million meals a week to 11,000 frontline charities and community groups – all supporting vulnerable people, including those experiencing homelessness, mental health, domestic violence and loneliness.
The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) to support frontline food banks: As part of Chubb’s $1.5 million contribution to the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), the company is providing direct grants to food banks in Europe. These contributions will help provide urgently needed support to food banks on the Continent based on an assessment of areas with the most critical needs.
In Latin America
The Saving Lives Trust Project to support health workers in Ecuador: Chubb’s $250,000 donation to The Saving Lives Trust Project will help purchase necessary medical equipment, including masks, respiratory equipment and protective medical suits for doctors and nurses in various cities and hospitals across Ecuador. Aligned with Banco de Guayaquil, the Trust is channeling donations to both public and private hospitals where the need is most urgent.
In Asia Pacific
The Foodbank Australia to address increased food demand relief: As part of Chubb’s $1.5 million contribution to the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), the company is supporting Foodbank Australia, which is providing food relief through its network of 2,400 charities across Australia. Chubb’s grant will help to ensure equity of access and address food supply shortages stemming from COVID-19.
Other International Efforts
International Rescue Committee (IRC): Chubb’s $350,000 donation to the IRC, an organization the company has long supported, will help those hit hardest by this outbreak in crisis-affected countries as well as vulnerable populations with weak or overstretched health systems that are struggling to effectively combat the virus. The IRC has launched coronavirus preparedness and response programs in over 40 countries, including the U.S., Greece, Italy, Syria and Yemen. These programs are helping to strengthen and scale frontline health care systems in these vulnerable, crisis-affected countries to be able to effectively diminish outbreaks, and to detect and contain this disease.
The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) to support frontline food banks: With more than one-third of the globe’s workers unemployed due to the pandemic, food banks around the world are seeing an overwhelming increase in demand for food aid. Chubb’s $1.5 million contribution is helping the GFN provide urgently needed support to food banks around the world based on an assessment of areas with the most critical needs. Chubb’s support comprises direct grants to Foodbank Australia; Fareshare in the U.K.; direct grants to food banks in Europe; and unrestricted programmatic support.
Pandemic Relief Employee Matching Gift Campaign: To amplify the charitable giving of Chubb employees around the world to pandemic relief efforts, the Chubb Charitable Foundation is providing a dollar-for-dollar match for employee donations up to $40,000. The match is for personal contributions made to charitable organizations supporting COVID-19 relief efforts by providing emergency medical support to healthcare facilities or helping the vulnerable and hungry through community food banks.