Nationwide Foundation Contributing $5 Million to Local, National Charities for COVID-19 Pandemic Support

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – To provide support for coronavirus disaster response, the Nationwide Foundation is making $5 million in contributions to local and national charities to support medical and economic response efforts.

“As communities experience impacts related to the pandemic, many non-profit organizations stand on the front lines, providing basic necessities, wellness services and support to those in need,” said Nationwide CEO and Nationwide Foundation Chairman Kirt Walker. “Finances, staffs, programs and resources are being stretched as these non-profits not only serve their communities but feel the impact themselves. During these challenging times, we each have a responsibility, when we can, to lift those around us.”

Transforming Lives at Critical Moments

A nonprofit, private foundation to which Nationwide companies are donors, the Nationwide Foundation approved $1 million in national response grants each to the American Red Cross, Feeding America and the United Way. The board also approved up to $2 million in grants to be distributed in communities where Nationwide companies operate to assist them in responding to COVID-19 and will be made to the Foundation’s existing nonprofit partners.