Chanel Relief Efforts


The global spread of COVID-19 and the resulting economic crisis are affecting people in ways that were unimaginable only a few weeks ago. As a global organization, CHANEL is in a unique position to provide assistance to the communities where we operate around the world, and we have moved quickly to act in this difficult time.

With highly localized strategies in France, Italy, the U.K., China and South Korea, we have made donations to nonprofit organizations for medical relief and health care support, particularly for frontline workers, as well as those organizations that support the most vulnerable people in the hardest-hit communities. Specific to our House expertise, our partner manufacturers and our sewing specialists in Paris are producing hospital gowns for health workers and face masks for the labor force.

CHANEL Corporate Foundation is working with over 80 nonprofit partners in the U.S. and worldwide to deliver sustained support to hundreds of thousands of women and girls most affected by the pandemic.

In the U.S., CHANEL, Inc., has committed $2 million to support urgent medical and health care needs, with additional assistance for the communities that are suffering the greatest impacts of the coronavirus.

Given the unpredictable and rapidly evolving nature of this pandemic, 50% of the total funding is being immediately allocated to support the most urgent needs. The balance will be distributed over the course of the next few months according to the needs of our country and communities.

During this first wave of funding, the CHANEL, Inc. Emergency Response Fund will make contributions to:

  • The CDC Foundation (to support national health care and medical needs)

  • NYC Health + Hospitals – COVID-19 Relief Fund (to support the needs of patients and health care workers in NYC hospitals)

  • The New York Community Trust – NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund (to support nonprofit organizations in addressing the current and multifaceted needs of New Yorkers, including health care, food security, employment and shelter)

  • The Fund for Public Schools – NYC Schools COVID-19 Response Effort (to support the needs of NYC’s 1.1 million public school students, and in particular the needs of the 114,000 children who are homeless, as they transition to continuing their education through virtual learning)

  • The Community Foundation of New Jersey – New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (to support nonprofit organizations in addressing the current and multifaceted needs of New Jersey residents, including health care, food security, employment and shelter)

In addition, we are each doing our part as individuals to support our communities—safely and from home. We wish you good health, safety and strength to prosper through these challenging times.