The VF Foundation Contributes $1.5 Million to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Contribution includes an additional $500,000 community match campaign to amplify collective impact
The VF Foundation, the private grantmaking organization funded by VF Corporation, one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, today announced that it will contribute an initial $1.5 million to support local communities around the world as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of this contribution, The VF Foundation is partnering with VF Corporation and its portfolio of brands to initiate a two-for-one community match campaign, up to an additional $500,000. All VF employees and consumers of its brands, which include Timberland®, Vans®, The North Face®, and Dickies®, are invited to contribute via the company’s giving page at https://www.globalgiving.org/vfgivesback/.
“Helping others during times of need is a responsibility we all share, and this is especially true right now as our global community comes together to battle the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Steve Rendle, Chairman, President and CEO of VF Corporation. “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.”
Money raised through the community challenge grant will go to GlobalGiving, the grantmaking partner of The VF Foundation. GlobalGiving helps ensure The VF Foundation strategically supports organizations that are addressing the greatest community needs in countries and communities where VF Corporation has a meaningful business presence.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, VF Corporation and The VF Foundation will evaluate additional ways to support those in need, as well as explore opportunities to assist with economic recovery over the long-term.