The Citi Foundation announced today that it will provide $15 million to support COVID-19 related relief activities globally. It will be allocated as follows:
- $5 million will be directed to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
- $5 million will be directed to No Kid Hungry to support emergency Food Distribution Programs in the U.S.
- $5 million will be directed to additional international, country-specific efforts in places that are severely impacted. In the coming weeks, the Citi Foundation will also be working to identify additional opportunities to support longer-term recovery efforts.
Citi CEO Michael Corbat said, "These funds are just a first step in helping to support those immediately impacted by this crisis, including healthcare workers on the frontline and the foodbanks in the U.S. that are feeding our young people. This unprecedented situation demands that we continue to respond thoughtfully and decisively using the breadth of our philanthropic efforts and our core business activities."