Corporate America Goes Good: 25+ Big Companies Donating Millions to Haiti


“Corporate America” hardly has a good ring to it. In the wake of the Haiti quake, however, a number of big US companies are standing up and donating to relief efforts. We want to recognize those companies in the list below. Keep up the good deeds, folks.

Most of the information below is from Reuters:

Standouts (these companies are donating the most):

Coca-Cola Fund: $1 million to the Red Cross.
United Parcel Service Inc: $1 million in aid, half in cash and half in services.
Lowe’s Cos Inc: Donating $1 million to the Red Cross.
Google Inc: Donating $1 million.
Bank of America Corp: $1 million.
Abbott Laboratories: $1 million in humanitarian aid, including donations of medicines and nutritional products.
Morgan Stanley: $1 million


Rite Aid: $50,000 to the Red Cross.
Target: $500,000 to the Red Cross.
Amway: $100,000
The New York Yankees: $500,000
Go Daddy: $500,000
FedEx Corp: Working with international relief groups including the Red Cross to fly supplies to Haiti.
Kraft Foods: $25,000 to the American Red Cross.
3M Co: Providing medical products and money.
The General Motors Foundation: $100,000 contribution to the American Red Cross relief fund.
Campbell Soup Co: Contributing at least $200,000.
Wells Fargo & Co: Donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc: Donating $500,000 to Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti and sending prepackaged food kits valued at $100,000 to Haiti at the request of the Red Cross.
American Airlines: Scheduled three flights to Port-au-Prince on Wednesday with 10,000 pounds of aid, including material for hospitals. Three more flights are scheduled for Thursday.
Cisco Systems: $250,000 to the Red Cross and matching employee contributions up to $1 million.
ConAgra Foods: $100,000 to the International Red Cross Relief Fund.
Kellogg Co: $250,000 to the American Red Cross.
BMO Financial Group: $250,000 to the Red Cross.
Rogers Communications: $250,000 in funds and goods to Partners In Health.
Home Depot: $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
Walt Disney Co: $100,000.
Verizon Wireless & AT&T: Making donating easier by letting people text a $10 donation by texting the word “HAITI” to 90999.
Citigroup: Sent a team, medical equipment, humanitarian supplies, and satellite phones.
Caterpillar: Dealers in Haiti are part of rescue and relief efforts.
Royal Caribbean: Will boat volunteers and guests back to Haiti as soon as possible; is coordinating a relief plan.
Wells Fargo & Co: $100,000
TD Bank Financial Group: $100,000
Western Union: $250,000 and no transfer fees for anyone sending money to Haiti for 7 days.

Know of any other companies to add to this list? Please comment below, and I’ll put them on.

Also, can anyone tell me whether that Bank of America money is coming from TARP funds? And where Obama’s $100 million (much needed, don’t get me wrong) is coming from? Couldn’t resist…

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  1. Kristin's Gravatar Comment by Kristin on January 14th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Morgan Stanley donated $1million to the Red Cross today.

  2. CCNY's Gravatar Comment by CCNY on January 14th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Its wonderful to see these companies reaching out and helping those in need!

  3. Jay's Gravatar Comment by Jay on January 14th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    H&M donated $100K through UNICEF to Haiti; Rite Aid donated $50k through the Red Cross to Haiti; Target donated $500K through the Red Cross for Haiti.

  4. Karen's Gravatar Comment by Karen on January 14th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Cisco is also matching employee contributions up to $1M

  5. Drea's Gravatar Comment by Drea on January 14th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Kristin, Jay, and Karen: Added! Thanks.

  6. Remi's Gravatar Comment by Remi on January 15th, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Can small businesses also donate?

  7. Cheryl Slavinsky's Gravatar Comment by Cheryl Slavinsky on January 15th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    In addition to the $50,000 The Rite Aid Foundation is making to the American Red Cross International Response Fund earmarked for Haiti earthquake relief, the company also will launch a customer and associate fundraising program next week to aid earthquake relief efforts. Customers will be able to donate funds by purchasing $1 disaster relief certificates at any Rite Aid store across the country in a program similar to ones Rite Aid conducted to support tsunami relief efforts in 2005 and aid the victims of the attacks on 9/11. Rite Aid associates in the corporate and field offices as well as the company’s distribution centers will also participate in the program.

  8. mtrav's Gravatar Comment by mtrav on January 15th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Walmart should be ashamed of itself. The most profitable company in the world, $100,000? That’s disgusting.

  9. CK's Gravatar Comment by CK on January 15th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    What about IBM???

  10. Joseph's Gravatar Comment by Joseph on January 15th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    How sweet, of course we Americans will really be covering the cost of their “generosity”.
    “Whoop’s, we have to raise prices! How could that have happened?

    “Killing a Corporation in defense of liberty is no vice.”

  11. alex's Gravatar Comment by alex on January 15th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    FedEx announced today it is increasing donation and it will be at 1 million along with transportation logistics

  12. Tiffany's Gravatar Comment by Tiffany on January 15th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Connect Media Group is Donating $20,000 worth of services to raise awareness and funds in the UK and also $10,000 from fund raising events for UNICEF – A total worth $30,000

  13. James's Gravatar Comment by James on January 16th, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Looks like Citigroup is donating $2 million. Twice as much as the other highest donating companies. And that’s on top of the medicine, supplies, and other aid that has already been sent.

  14. Jay Gannon's Gravatar Comment by Jay Gannon on January 16th, 2010 at 9:22 am

    To be honest I wouldnt mind if the BoA donation came out of TARP funds, better use for the money than many others are.
    Id prefer Haiti to get a million than a trader on wall street.

  15. Lee's Gravatar Comment by Lee on January 17th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    United Technologies is matching up to $250k of employee donations to the American Red Cross

  16. Diane's Gravatar Comment by Diane on January 18th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    The Canon Group, including Canon Inc., Canon U.S.A., Inc and Canon Latin America, Inc., today announced that they have pledged approximately $220,000 to Haiti relief.

    The Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation announced that it has committed $500,000 to the American Red Cross International Response Fund to support relief efforts in Haiti following the earthquake that devastated the country this week. The HP Company Foundation also announced that it has committed up to $250,000 to match eligible contributions by employees of HP in support of the earthquake relief efforts.

  17. Jan Floyd's Gravatar Comment by Jan Floyd on January 18th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Bechtel Group Foundation has launched a special campaign to match employee gifts that help the people of Haiti recover from Tuesday’s earthquake.

    The Foundation’s president, Adrian Zaccaria, also today pledged an immediate US$100,000 gift to the American Red Cross to support its on-the-ground relief efforts in the stricken country.

    The Foundation’s matching funds will be directed to the International Response Fund of the American Red Cross. Employee gifts to the American Red Cross efforts as well as other U.S. and non-U.S. charities are eligible for the matching gift campaign.

  18. John's Gravatar Comment by John on January 19th, 2010 at 5:59 am

    How about GE 2.5 million???

  19. Nhartley's Gravatar Comment by Nhartley on January 19th, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Staples, Inc. donated $100,000

  20. Walter's Gravatar Comment by Walter on January 19th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Starbucks donated $1 million to Red Cross, and is setting up a way for customers to donate at their stores

  21. Chris K's Gravatar Comment by Chris K on January 20th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Resolve Marine deployed food, water, clothing, blankets, salvage and rescue vessels, water recycling equipment, and a team of salvage technicians to Haiti yesterday.

  22. Lindsay's Gravatar Comment by Lindsay on January 31st, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    As consumers I feel it’s important to support the companies who donate in disasters like this.

    When you’re at the grocery store or choosing companies to do business with try to frequent those that donate. It’s a vote for corporations who are willing to pitch in when disasters strike.

  23. Anonymous's Gravatar Comment by Anonymous on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:23 am

    They get the money deducted from their taxes. Nothing to see here.

  24. S.J Mdhluli's Gravatar Comment by S.J Mdhluli on April 13th, 2011 at 5:16 am

    I am a pastor in a church called IBC in South Africa in Gauteng in Pretoria, I here by with kind regards ask for donation so that i would be able to keep the ministry of God going and to help those who are in deep need of help because there many in here.

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