The actor and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has donated $1 million to the Frontline Responders Fund. This organization is helping to fix the shortage of protective equipment and medical supplies.
New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees, and his wife have committed to donate $5 million to the State of Lousiana. They have partnered with organizations such as Second Harvest Food Bank and Ochsner Health Systems to prepare and deliver more than 10,000 meals per day throughout the state.
Bill and Melinda Gates
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated $100 million to help contain the outbreak. $50 million is to be dispersed among 12 different pharmaceutical companies and biotech firms, which are actively searching for a vaccine against the virus.
Angelina Jolie is helping keep kids fed during the coronavirus outbreak by donating $1 million to No Kid Hungry. No Kid Hungry is an organization that helps distribute food among communities to help feed children who relied on school lunches. According to a press release, the charity has already distributed to 78 locations in 30 states across the US.
Taylor Swift is donating directly to fans affected by the coronavirus. Swift has made at least two donations of $3,000 to fans who reached out to her on social media. One was a cocktail waitress out of Florida who found herself out of work due to the pandemic. She has also donated an unspecified sum to the World Health Organization and Feeding America.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
Everyone’s favorite couple donated $1 million in an effort to help during the coronavirus outbreak. They split their donation among two food drive organizations: Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.
Kristen Bell and her children have donated $150,007.96 to the No Kid Hungry organization. Kristen’s two daughters emptied their piggy banks to help support kids across the country—that’s where the extra $7.96 comes from. Proud mom moment!
Atlanta Braves first baseman, Freddie Freeman, has pledged to donate $125,000 toward the fight against the coronavirus. He plans to give $50,000 to Giving Kitchen, $50,000 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and $25,000 to the Salvation Army.
Taylor Swift isn’t the only one giving donations directly to her fans. Ariana Grande has made at least 20 personal donations to people on social media who are struggling during this difficult time. Sources have revealed that the donations range between $500 to $1000.
Russell Wilson & Ciara
NFL star, Russell Wilson, and his wife, Ciara, have donated $1 million meals to the Seattle Food Lifeline, a Seattle-based food bank. They asked their Instagram followers to donate to their local food banks, if possible.
James Taylor and his wife made a $1 million donation to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Lady Gaga’s beauty brand, HAUS, is donating 20% of its profits to support local food banks in Los Angeles and New York to help those effected by COVID-19.
Justin Timberlake donated an undisclosed amount to the Mid-South Foodbank, which is part of the Feeding America organization. The Mid-South Foodbank will deliver food to people in the Memphis, TN area.
Gwyneth Paltrow donated $100,000 to the Frontline Responders Fund in hopes to provide more protective equipment to healthcare workers around the globe.
Kylie Jenner has donated $1 million to help medical professionals purchase face masks, face shields, and other protective gear. These items will be delivered directly to first responders as many hospitals around the globe are experiencing shortages.
The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, donated to Feeding America and encouraged others to do the same if able.
Rihanna’s Foundation, The Clara Lionel Foundation, has donated $5 million to various organizations around the world who are assisting with coronavirus relief efforts. The donated funds will go toward food banks in America, protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers, research to develop a vaccine, and work to accelerate testing and care.
Stephen and Ayesha Curry
The Golden State Warriors point guard, Stephen Curry, and his wife have provided more than 1 million meals to students in Oakland, CA by supporting a local food bank.
Shawn Mendes and The Shawn Mendes Foundation donated $175,000 to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) to provide emergency medical resources to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. Mendes posted on Instagram saying, “For the next month, all donations to The Shawn Mendes Foundation will go towards SickKids Hospital & relief effort around the world by the @WHO”.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos donated $1 million to the New York Governor’s Office and to WIN. The money donated to the New York Governor’s Office will help purchase ventilators. WIN is an organization that offers support and shelter to women and children who are homeless in the New York City area.
Back in February, Justin Bieber donated an undisclosed amount to the Beijing Chunmiao Children Aid Foundation in China to assist with relief efforts.
Jimmy Kimmel announced he will donate to a different charity every day throughout his quarantine. So far, Kimmel has donated to No Kid Hungry, Feeding America, American Red Cross, the USBG Foundation’s Bartender Emergency Assistance Program, the LA Food Bank, the World Central Kitchen, and Meals on Wheels.
Italian designer, Giorgio Armani, donated $1.4 million to help hospitals tackle the coronavirus in Italy.
Modern Family actor, Eric Stonestreet, donated 200,000 meals to a Kansas City food bank. He urges others to do what they can to help during this time.
Pink announced on April 4th that she and her 3-year-old son had recovered from COVID-19. Since then, she has donated $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia, and $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.
Country music singer, Dierks Bentley, closed down his bar in Nashville, TN due to the coronavirus pandemic, and he gave each of his employees $1,000 each.