Last Updated: December 13, 2022
The tech community is at work defending democracy, supporting Ukraine, and isolating Russia. Our hearts are with the Ukrainian people, who are suffering from horrific and unprovoked attacks on their country and their freedoms. In times of crisis, our industry steps up to support those in need. While tech plays an essential role in keeping people informed, connected, and safe, our members are increasing humanitarian support for refugees and charities on the ground in Ukraine. Companies are donating millions to relief organizations and collecting and distributing supplies and other critical items. Tech is also working to keep user data and messages safe and protected and networks secure and operational in eastern Europe and here at home. Many tech companies have ceased doing business in Russia as well.
Below are a few of the many examples of how tech is standing with Ukraine. This list will be continually updated to reflect tech’s ongoing support in the region.
Accenture donated $5 million to nonprofit relief organizations working to help people in Ukraine and those who are fleeing to Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. The company is also matching 100 percent of employee donations. Accenture has discontinued its business in Russia.
Airbnb is offering free, short-term housing to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine. The company has also waived all fees for new reservations in Ukraine in response to a grassroots movement to book reservations in the country to support local hosts. Airbnb has suspended all operations in Russia and Belarus.
Amazon is donating $5 million to organizations that are providing critical support on the ground in Ukraine and matching up to $5 million in additional donations from employees. Amazon’s AWS is also working closely with Ukrainian customers and partners to keep their applications secure while pausing taking on new customers in Russia and Belarus. In addition, Amazon has pledged logistics help to get supplies to those in need in Ukraine and cybersecurity expertise to help governments and companies. Amazon has also sent more than four million relief items to Eastern Europe to support Ukrainian refugees, with more on the way. Amazon was awarded the Ukraine Peace Prize for its efforts to preserve the country’s registries and critical databases.
Ancestry is providing its contractors and their families in Ukraine with a one-time individual bonus totaling more than $25,000 to help with immediate aid.
Apple is matching employee donations to certain humanitarian relief funds two to one. Apple is pausing all product sales in Russia and limiting Apple Pay and other services like Apple Maps data sharing. Apple has also made donations to relief agencies and non-profits such as World Central Kitchen, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee.
AT&T is waiving international roaming charges to provide talk, text, and data from Ukraine to anywhere in the world.
Cisco is accelerating its efforts to protect organizations in Ukraine from cyberattacks, safeguard the privacy of institutions in Ukraine and the region, and help the Ukrainian government secure its infrastructure. Cisco has also established a Ukraine Humanitarian Assistance Fund enabling all of its employees to donate and is working with non-profit partners to leverage Cisco equipment and support those who have been able to flee and relocate. Cisco has stopped all business operations, including sales and services, in Russia and Belarus for the foreseeable future.
Comcast is offering free calls and text messages to Ukraine for its Xfinity Voice, Xfinity Mobile, Comcast Business Voice, and Comcast Business Mobile customers so they can stay connected with loved ones.
Coursera has suspended all content from Russian university and industry partners including courses, Specializations, and degrees. Content from Russian partners is no longer discoverable or available on Coursera’s platforms for new enrollments. Coursera is also offering a Teach-Out course through the University of Michigan explaining the crisis in Ukraine.
Dell has suspended product sales in Russia and is monitoring the situation to determine its next steps while assisting employees affected by the conflict.
Deloitte is no longer operating in Russia and Belarus. The company is supporting and assisting all impacted employees during this transition.
eBay has taken several steps to support the Ukrainian people and its sellers in the region. The company has waived selling fees, protected sellers from late shipment penalties and negative feedback, and is matching employee donations to organizations two to one. Customers can also support relief organizations during the checkout process. eBay has also temporarily suspended transactions to Russian addresses.
Elevate is helping Ukrainian families and refugees by matching employee donations to organizations such as the International Rescue Committee.
Etsy is canceling the current balances owed to Etsy by all sellers in Ukraine, which represents a contribution of approximately $4 million. Etsy has also reached out to sellers in the region to ensure they can access help with their accounts or place their shops on hold.
GM is donating $250,000 to the International Rescue Committee to help any displaced refugees from Ukraine. GM is also matching U.S. employee contributions to specific nonprofits helping Ukrainians up to $50,000. GM has announced it is suspending all business in Russia.
Google’s Threat Analysis Group has been focused on the safety and security of users in Ukraine and the surrounding region to help them access and share important information. Google is also making it easier for hotel owners to indicate on their Business Profile if they’re offering free or discounted accommodations for refugees. Google has also offered several services for free to help people communicate and organizations provide medical supplies, food relief, and refugee support and aid. Google is also protecting Ukrainian users and important local services by expanding eligibility for Project Shield so Ukrainian government websites, embassies worldwide, and other government services in close proximity to the conflict can stay online and continue offering crucial services. Google has suspended its advertising operations in Russia and YouTube is banning Russian state-funded media channels worldwide. Google has committed $25 million to help organizations deliver both immediate humanitarian aid and longer-term assistance for refugees in Poland. Google.org is also matching up to $5 million in donations to multiple humanitarian organizations. Google has also announced the Google for Startups Ukraine Support Fund, a $5 million fund to help Ukraine-based startups.
Gopuff pledged $100,000 to the World Central Kitchen to help serve fresh meals to families in Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees.
Grubhub and its parent company Just Eat Takeaway (JET) are matching employee and customer donations to the United National Refugee Agency, which provides humanitarian aid to those fleeing Ukraine, up to $544,000. Grubhub diners can also donate at checkout to support organizations working on the frontlines. Through both initiatives, Grubhub hopes to contribute more than $1.25 million in humanitarian aid. Grubhub has discontinued the use of its Russian-made food delivery robots on college campuses.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE has halted shipments to Russia. In addition to halting shipments to, and sales in, Russia and Belarus, HPE is supporting humanitarian efforts in Ukraine by enabling employees. Contributions made to select organizations are being matched 200 percent by the HPE Foundation, while all other eligible donations continue to receive 100 percent match. Volunteer Time Off (VTO) has also been extended to 80 hours to enable team members in the region to care for families and participate in humanitarian relief activities. Additionally, HPE’s workforce in Ukraine and their immediate family members, as well as the family members of Ukrainian nationals working elsewhere for HPE, have access to 24/7 emergency assistance through their security team.
Honeywell has suspended all of its sales, distribution, and service activities in Russia and Belarus.
HP has suspended shipments to Russia and paused all Russian marketing and advertising activities. Additionally, HP is providing grants to support Ukrainian relief efforts – working with NGOs such as UNICEF, UNHCR, and the Polish Red Cross. They are also matching employee donations made through the HP Giving and Volunteering program.
Instacart is matching employee donations to charitable nonprofits including organizations providing relief to Ukraine, such as World Central Kitchen, UNHRC, the International Rescue Committee, and the World Food Program.
Intuit has pledged $1 million to the United Nations Refugee Agency to support the people of Ukraine. Intuit has also suspended all customer accounts in Russia and is waiving all charges for current customers in Ukraine.
Lyft is providing its employees in Ukraine financial support for emergency supplies and assisting them in temporarily relocating. Lyft is also encouraging riders to round up their fare to the nearest dollar with the proceeds going to YMCA’s World Service Campaign. Lyft is matching rider donations up to $500,000.
Meta has taken several steps to support refugees, protect the security of user data and networks, and fight the spread of misinformation. People on Instagram and Facebook have raised more than $30 million for more than 1,500 nonprofits supporting humanitarian relief in Ukraine. Meta also committed $15 million in humanitarian support. Meta has updated Community Help as a central resource on Facebook where Ukrainians and others in the region can find reliable information from local UN agencies and Red Cross societies. Meta is helping organizations get critical messaging out to those affected by the crisis through free ad campaigns on its platforms. Meta is also demoting posts containing links to Russia-state-controlled media on Facebook. Russia has blocked access to Facebook. To protect accounts, Meta is identifying emerging threats and responding as quickly as possible, as well as providing encrypted Instagram direct messages (DMs) in Russia and Ukraine.
Nasdaq has temporarily halted the trading of stocks of Russia-based companies listed on their exchange.
NetApp is actively monitoring global security intelligence and updating its cybersecurity measures in response to the rise in cyber threats due to the conflict.
OfferUp is aiding members of their community with resources and information to support Ukrainians.
Onfido is donating free identity and ID verifications checks to Global Giving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. Onfido is also suspending all new sales in the Russia sanctioned regions, waiving fees for Ukrainian companies they’re working with, and automatically geo-blocking any identity checks that are identified as coming from Russia sanctioned regions.
PayPal’s Giving Fund is raising money for international charities to support humanitarian efforts and help those affected in Ukraine. One hundred percent of each donation goes directly to charity. PayPal has also shut down its service in Russia and expanded its services to allow Ukrainian citizens and refugees to receive payments from overseas.
Salesforce and its employees donated an initial $2 million to nonprofit relief organizations working to help people in Ukraine and those who are being displaced. Through resellers and other channels, Salesforce has a very small number of Russia-based customers and began exiting those relationships as well. Slack has also begun cutting off service to sanctioned Russian companies and is also blacking access in part of Ukraine controlled by Russia.
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank is supporting humanitarian relief efforts for Ukrainian refugees with a donation to the Red Cross of Poland and matching employee donations to relief organizations in Ukraine two to one. Silicon Valley Bank expects to donate between $300,000-$400,000 including funds personally donated by employees.
Snap has pledged over $15 million in humanitarian aid to support organizations providing direct relief to the people of Ukraine. The company is also providing emergency assistance and helping team members safely relocate. Snap has stopped all advertising sales to Russian and Belarusian entities.
Toyota has stopped all activities in Ukraine to ensure the safety of its team members, retailer staff, and supply chain partners. Toyota has also stopped production at its St. Petersburg, Russia plant.
Through an in-app donation button, Uber has helped raise more than $1.4 million to support the International Rescue Committee to help those affected and displaced in Ukraine. The company also donated $500,000 to the Red Cross and United Nations World Food Program. In addition, Uber is working to keep impacted employees, riders, and drivers safe and partnered with NGOs to support relief efforts on the ground. The company has collected 60 tons of essential supplies in Romania and is working with the Red Cross to transport them to communities in Ukraine. Uber is also providing unlimited free trips between the Ukrainian border and Polish cities to support refugees and their families, as well as free transportation for staff at Migrant Welcome Centers and the delivery of goods to NGO warehouses in Poland. Uber also shared stories of the bravery of Ukrainian drivers an is matching an additional $1 million in donations.
Verizon is waiving international calling, texting, and in-country data charges for consumer and business wireless customers to and from Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Residential landline customers will see waived international charges to those countries as well. Verizon has also started a text-to-donate campaign to raise money for UNICEF, the Salvation Army, and the International Rescue Committee to provide relief to those affected in Ukraine.
Visa has suspended all operations in Russia meaning Visa cards issued in Russia will no longer work outside the country and any Visa cards issued by financial institutions outside of Russia will no longer work within the Russian Federation.
VMware is suspending all business operations in Russia and Belarus. VMware is also helping non-Ukraine-based employees support their family members located in Ukraine with information on accessing available resources.
**NOTE: This list will be continually updated to reflect the tech community’s ongoing support in Ukraine**