The Zuora.org Pledge to #StopTheSpread

By Rory Ihlamur March 25, 2020

As our global situation changes daily we’re extremely committed to making sure our customers are supported and our ZEOs are safe and healthy.

 

But with the COVID-19 crisis affecting so many, this isn’t enough. It’s imperative that we do our part to support our communities; specifically vulnerable individuals, healthcare workers and small local businesses.

 

Zuora is proud to join the COVID19 Tech Collaborative, a collaborative of 25 Bay Area based companies, to immediately disperse an initial $22M in collective funding for organizations on the front lines of this crisis. We’re also taking the #StopTheSpread pledge and rethinking the ways that Zuora can provide support to our local communities.

 

Through the Zuora Impact Fund, previously liquidated stock that we’ve set aside to fuel our philanthropic work, we will initially give $200,000. This aid will support local, regional and global response efforts through several beneficiaries (see below). For now, we’ll focus this capital in regions where the largest concentration of our ZEOs live and work.

 

We also realize that local non-profits have been hit extremely hard by this crisis. Some struggle to find funding to serve the growing needs of their constituents, and others are quickly trying to adapt their business and models of service. We want to do our part to help these organizations; coming in April we’ll launch our Community Impact Grants program. This public grant cycle is aimed at directly dispersing capital to organizations that need it the most. More to come on how organizations can apply.

 

Do you want your company to join in this effort? There are many ways you can give back, but  #StopTheSpread is a wonderful resource and a great place to get started. Zuora has taken the pledge, and we encourage you to join us.

 

As our collective situation continues to shift and evolve we’ll evaluate how we can support those most affected by this crisis. If your company is interested in partnering or learning more about Zuora’s philanthropic efforts, contact ZuoraForGood@zuora.com.

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The UN and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO) enables individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations around the world to directly support WHO’s global work to help countries prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with the WHO Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan. More information found here.

 

Give2Asia COVID-19 Pandemic Response Efforts

Give2Asia’s team of international grantmaking experts is working with their local nonprofit network to identify and fund response efforts. Efforts go toward supporting frontline health workers and national public health priorities, funding activities to slow the spread of the virus, including public health messaging campaigns and building nonprofit capacity to prepare health workers and communities to fight this and future epidemics. Zuora will contribute individually to the following Give2Asia funds:

  • Australia Coronavirus Fund
  • Beijing Chunmiao Charity Foundation
  • India Coronavirus Fund
  • Japan Coronavirus Fund

More information found here.

 

Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

With children out of school, businesses temporarily closing, performances shuttered and workers being laid off, there has never been a time where community support and financial resources have been more badly needed. The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta have partnered on the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to provide support for those most vulnerable to the economic and health-related impacts caused by the pandemic. More information found here.

Boston Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund

The COVID-19 Response Fund has been established by a coalition of business, government and philanthropic partners to rapidly deploy flexible resources to organizations in Greater Boston. This fund will award one-time operating grants on a rolling basis to non-profits whose operations in support of seniors, children, immigrants, workers and other vulnerable populations have been stressed by the outbreak. More information found here.

 

The North Star, Future of Organizing Fund

The Future of Organizing Fund was initiated to support direct assistance and grassroots organizing of NYC and Hudson Valley communities in response to the crises created by COVID-19. Direct assistance will be provided to organizations that center structural change and that are led by people most impacted by inequality and oppression in these demanding times. More information found here.