- Amazon and Microsoft are each donating $1 million to a fund for Seattle-area rapid response to the coronavirus outbreak.
- The COVID-19 Response Fund will dole out one-time grants to local nonprofits working with “disproportionately affected communities” that will be the most economically impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
- Both Amazon and Microsoft are based in Washington, where 19 people have died and nearly 150 have tested positive for coronavirus.
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Microsoft and Amazon, two major Seattle-based tech companies, are giving $1 million each to a fund designed to mitigate the economic loss felt in the local area in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
The COVID-19 Response Fund launched Monday with more than $2.5 million in donations, which will go to one-time grants doled out to local community organizations. The response fund is not designed to fund medical response and health measures: Instead, funds are intended