May 12, 2020

Tournament partners lend a hand in COVID-19 relief

As of May 12, 2020

In our community, our county and the world, the collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been uplifting and inspiring. The Genesis Invitational is proud to partner with a group of companies lending helping hands to those in need. Here’s how partners of The Genesis Invitational are helping in our communities:


  • Genesis believes buying a car is a relationship. Not a transaction. Which is why they’ve created the Genesis Cares If you purchase a new Genesis and experience a job loss caused by COVID-19 anytime this year, they will make your payment for up to 6 months*.

TGR Foundation

  • At TGR Foundation, we believe every student should have the support and resources needed to pursue their passions through education, during these trying times and beyond. In response to school closures brought on by COVID-19, TGR Foundation continues to provide educators, students and families with no-cost lessons and learning activities to support distance learning, including:
    • 40+ free, STEM and college-access digital learning resources, designed for students in grades 6-12 and available at
    • 25+ English and Spanish Family Design Challenges that unlock student creativity to explore, design and test solutions for real-world problems
    • A bi-monthly video series filmed in both English and Spanish, STEM Unplugged provides engaging, D.I.Y. science lessons using common household items
    • Free educator resources, from monthly webinars to weekly digital learning tutorials, wellness checks and virtual office hours
    • Fitness at Home video series gives students and families tips on how to stay active and healthy while at home with limited resources


  • Citi and the Citi Foundation have committed over $65 million to date in support of COVID-19-related community relief efforts around the world, including nearly $36 million in charitable contributions from Citi and nearly $30 million in grants from the Citi Foundation including:
    • $10 million to help Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) in the U.S. serve small, diverse entrepreneurs who may not fully qualify for federal government stimulus funding
    • $4.5 million in funding to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to support financial counseling and supportive services
    • $5 million to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
    • $5 million for emergency food distribution programs in the U.S. through No Kid Hungry
  • To see a larger list of Citi COVID-19 community relief efforts, READ MORE.


  • Since the beginning of 2020, FedEx has transported 1,600+ humanitarian aid shipments globally through our collaboration with Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, The American Red Cross, Heart to Heart International, ASPCA, Feed America and The USO. These shipments with our nonprofits have included more than 5.5 million masks, more than 1.5 million pieces of personal protective equipment, bio-med products and more. Some highlighted shipments include:
    • Delivered over 2,000 hygiene kits and 1,600 bottles of hand sanitizer to underserved communities in Los Angeles and Memphis from Heart to Heart International.
    • Collaborated with International Medical Corps (IMC) to deploy 41 medical shelters to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Puerto Rico to provide additional support assisting frontline providers in the management of patient flow and treatment.
    • Teamed up with Direct Relief in delivering shipments of masks, gloves and disinfectant wipes to 1,000 community health centers and free clinics in all 50 U.S. states.
    • Transported 3 million masks from China for Direct Relief, distributed to federally qualified health centers and hospitals in the areas with the most significant public health need.
    • Collaborated with International Paper teamed to deliver over 200,000food bank boxes to local food banks through Feeding America
  • FedEx continues to work closely with our nonprofits to support essential workers and those in need all over the world as we all battle COVID-19. This work is part of the FedEx Cares “Delivering for Good” initiative, lending our expertise to mission-critical nonprofits to provide relief and healing to communities. For additional information, READ MORE.

Melissa’s Produce

  • Melissa’s has partnered with nonprofits to provide 80,000 meals to members of our communities who have been directly or indirectly affected by Coronavirus.
  • Melissa’s has donated 45,000 pounds of fresh produce to relief efforts.
  • Financial and product donations have been made to various organizations including: American Red Cross, Mayors Fund for LA, California Community Foundation, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank, Pasadena Unified School District, GV Christian School and Church, St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, The Store Nashville, Bob Hope USO, City of Vernon Police & Fire, and Anaheim Police & Fire.
  • Melissa’s has made a commitment to their workforce by providing job security and remote access, so that Melissa’s can better serve and continue to support our communities.
  • Weekly care packages containing groceries and associate lunches are provided to Melissa’s on-site essential workers during this time.


  • MetLife Foundation has committed $25 million to the global COVID-19 response. The grant funding from MetLife Foundation will span all regions where MetLife operates, and will address both short and longer-term relief efforts. Initial grants support communities and people with urgent needs for food, healthcare, childcare and financial support. READ MORE

United Airlines

  • During this unprecedented health crisis, United Airlines is doing what they can to support the communities where their employees and customers live and work. As part of their efforts, they are providing free round-trip flights for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals traveling to New York City and California. READ MORE
  • As food banks have seen increased need during this crisis, United has converted cargo facilities into food distribution centers. READ MORE
  • Two non-profit organizations working to provide aid to communities hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak (Airlink and MedShare) teamed with United Airlines to fly 50,000 N95 masks to hard-hit areas of New York and New Jersey. READ MORE

City National Bank

  • City National Bank has donated $2 million to support programs serving the immediate needs of those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The support will include contributions to organizations across City National’s footprint from California to New York, including United Way in eight communities, International Medical Corps, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Save the Children and Broadway Cares, among others. A portion of the funds will go toward the creation of the City National Bank Colleague Relief Fund, to provide assistance for City National colleagues facing severe financial hardships due to the coronavirus. READ MORE

Anheuser Busch / Michelob ULTRA

  • Anheuser-Busch is delivering more than 250,000 cans of emergency drinking water to California and New York. READ MORE
  • Anheuser-Busch will contribute $1 million to the U.S. Bartenders Guild Bartender Emergency Assistance Program for its COVID-19 Relief and Response program.
  • Through May 30, Michelob ULTRA will be donating $1 for every case of Michelob ULTRA sold to support the COVID-19 relief funds set up by various local chapters of United Ways in California.

RBC Wealth Management

  • To aid in COVID-19 relief efforts, RBC Wealth Management – U.S. is committing $500,000 to communities most impacted by COVID-19 through a gift to the Greater Twin Cities United Way. The company is also encouraging others in the community, including its own employees, to potentially double the impact of its gift by making their own individual contributions. Funding will provide emergency assistance for people experiencing poverty with resources for food, shelter, childcare and other support supplies.
  • RBC Wealth Management’s parent company, RBC, has also committed $2 million in support of COVID-19 community response efforts. Funds will be directed to at-risk populations and communities in Canada, the U.S. and globally through charitable partners including Food Banks Canada, Feeding America and The World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Tiffany & Co.

  • The Tiffany & Co. Foundation announced April 6 a one-million-dollar commitment to COVID-19 related causes. The foundation is urgently allocating $750,000 to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, powered by the UN Foundation and $250,000 to The New York Community Trust’s NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund.
  • Tiffany & Co. is also proud to match employee donations to any qualified nonprofit organization supporting COVID-19 relief, dollar for dollar.


  • In response to more individuals working from home ActivePDF launched DocSpace Online. A free PDF tools application DocSpace Online is a widely accessible online document processing application. The interactive UI is designed specifically for operating in a remote work or learning environment. ActivePDF allowed access to a suite of PDF tools available within DocSpace Online for free.

Coca-Cola / Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling

  • Reyes has been supporting first responders with product donations during the pandemic. To date, they’ve donated over 8,000 cases of product to first responder agencies in CA and NV. READ MORE
  • The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded a total of $18.5 million in grants to six non-profit organizations that are working on the front lines of the U.S. and Canadian humanitarian response to the coronavirus pandemic. Some of the organizations receiving Foundation support include Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Canada ($5.75M), Feeding America ($5M) and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy ($2M).