As the world is faced with the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) stands with the global community to help limit the spread of the virus and ease the related economic hardships faced by the communities in which we live and work. Guided by its family values and a spirit of giving, the company has made contributions to support the well-being of our global communities, including monetary and in-kind donations, hand sanitizer produced at the company’s facilities and the establishment of the ELC Cares Employee Relief Fund.
In response to the impact of COVID-19 around the world, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., its brands, and its corporate foundation, The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation (ELCCF), have provided the following donations:
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 fund, which has now raised more than $95 million, 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.
The company has pledged an additional $1.4 million to support local, front-line relief and response efforts to regions and countries around the world. These include but are not limited to the Community Chest of Korea (Korea), the British Red Cross (UK), Age UK (UK) , the Spanish Red Cross (Spain) and Direct Relief (US).
ELCCF accelerated nearly $9.5 million in renewal grants (including $6.8 million in M·A·C VIVA GLAM grants) to provide current grantee partners with flexible funding in this time of need.
ELC Cares Employee Relief Fund
Hand Sanitizer Production
About The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation:
Fueled by the values of The Estée Lauder Companies and the passions of their employees, the mission of the ELCCF is to improve the well-being of our global communities, with an emphasis on women and girls. ELCCF focuses its efforts on three pillars: health, education and the environment and make annual grants to organizations around the world that align with these pillars.