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VF outlines funding for Covid-19 response

The VF Foundation, the grant making organisation funded by VF Corporation, will contribute an initial $1.5 million to help with coronavirus relief efforts and will match contributions up to an additional $500,000.

All VF employees and consumers of its brands, which include Vans, The North Face and Timberland are invited to contribute via the company’s giving page

CEO Steve Randall said: “Helping others during times of need is a responsibility we all share, and this is especially true right now as our global community comes tog ether to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

“With the contribution from the VF Foundation and the community matching campaign with our employees and consumers alike, we hope to do our part in addressing this global public health crisis.” 

The VF Foundation’s initial $1.5 million in funding will provide financial support to: 

Colorado COVID-19 Relief Fund: The fund is working with government, businesses, foundations and non-profit partners to assess and address the most critical needs across the state of Colorado.

CDC Foundation Emergency Response Fund: Donations will be used to meet fast-emerging needs identified by the CDC, including additional support for state and local health departments, support for the global response, personal protective equipment, critical response supplies and more.

COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund: A joint effort by the United Nations Foundation, the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and World Health Organization, the fund enables individuals, corporations and institutions to directly contribute to global response efforts.  Contributions will support actions outlined in the COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan.