Today, Samsung announced a community outreach donation of $4.3 million in COVID-19 relief to local partners in neighborhoods where a majority of their U.S. employees live and work. These donations build upon their global efforts to date, which now surpass $33 million.
To address educational needs, Samsung will donate $300,000 through their Solve for Tomorrow partner, DonorsChoose, to benefit Keep Kids Learning which provides much-needed assistance for widespread closures in school districts around the country, focusing on California, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Texas and Washington.
To support local needs in the states with Samsung’s largest workforces – California, New Jersey, and Texas – the company will donate $1 million to each of the following four locations:
- New Jersey: The newly formed New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund by the Community Foundation of New Jersey and First Lady Tammy Murphy, which will raise funds and organize and coordinate resources for New Jersey’s most vulnerable.
- California: Silicon Valley Strong, which provides economic relief for impacted people, small businesses and community-based organizations; MedShare, which sources and delivers medical supplies and healthcare equipment to local hospitals; and Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, which feeds children, families and seniors especially during this time of need.
- North Texas: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to address the immediate and urgent needs of North Texans, as well as longer-term challenges that will affect education, income, and health outcomes.
- Central Texas: All Together ATX, a community-led philanthropic fund that will benefit people in the Greater Austin area with immediate needs including food insecurity, basic needs, medical needs, employment and child care; crisis support funds to several local school districts including Austin and Manor ISD and providing hunger relief through Central Texas Food Bank.