The Estée Lauder Companies Global COVID-19 Relief Support.
As the world is faced with the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC), the American multinational manufacturer and marketer of prestige skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, stands with the global community to help limit the spread of the virus and ease the related economic hardships faced by the communities all around the globe. The company has made contributions to support the well-being of our global communities. In response to the impact of COVID-19 around the world, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and its corporate foundation, The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation (ELCCF), have provided funding to several organizations.
Globally, a $2 million grant was awarded to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to support their continued life-saving work around the world and response to coronavirus in under-resourced and highly impacted countries.
In New York City, where the company is headquartered, a grant was provided to support the establishment of The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund, administered by the New York Community Trust. The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund brings together multiple philanthropic partners in a joint effort to address the current coronavirus health crisis. The new $75 million fund will provide critical support for New York City’s vital social services and cultural community organizations.
In China, over $800,000 was awarded to relief efforts. Funds will support the Red Cross Society of China, Shanghai Charity Foundation and Give2Asia. Additionally, $1.4 million worth of in-kind donations were provided to the China Women’s Development Foundation to support front line medical staff.
In addition, The Estée Lauder Companies is also contributing to the broader COVID-19 relief efforts by reopening the Melville, New York manufacturing facility to produce hand sanitizer for high-need groups and populations, including front-line medical staff. Compensated, employee volunteers will support this vital, meaningful effort.
As the COVID-19 crisis evolves, Estée Lauder Companies said in a statement it “will continue to align its philanthropic resources based on emerging needs, prioritizing food, medical and emergency assistance.”