The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) foundation announced Tuesday a series of grants to three organizations on the front lines of fighting coronavirus: Direct Relief, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation's Emergency Response Fund and the American Red Cross.
The donations, totaling $5 million, will directly go toward "care for the caregivers" — people who are working with these public health organizations on the front lines to support public health.
Benno Dorer, chair of The Clorox Company Foundation and chair and CEO of The Clorox Company, explained that, "We are humbled by the work being done by these organizations in the fight against the coronavirus and want to join them in providing aid to caregivers who are performing heroic acts during this time of need… The private sector needs to act, and these donations are part of our longstanding history of providing support to public health organizations. In addition, we're doing everything possible to get our disinfecting products to people and communities as quickly as possible. In this unprecedented time, we must all work together to battle this pandemic."
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. The Clorox Company Foundation's donation will have the potential to help approximately a quarter-of-a-million healthcare facility caregivers and employees across the United States responding to coronavirus.
Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has a mission to improve the quality of life in communities where Clorox employees live and work. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded cash grants totaling nearly $115 million to nonprofit organizations, schools and colleges.