Cognizant commits $10M to support global communities impacted by coronavirus

By Emily Bader
Teaneck | Apr 1, 2020 at 11:29 am

Cognizant on Wednesday announced it has committed $10 million to support communities around the world that have been impacted by COVID-19.

The Teaneck-based professional services company and its U.S.- and India-based foundations will provide critical resources to strengthen public health systems, education and workforce institutions, and the economies of these places, it said.

Funds will support:

  • Global efforts, including health care and humanitarian relief through the World Health Organization;
  • Critical health care infrastructure, including resources for hospitals and frontline healthcare workers, and investments in equipment and diagnostic tools;
  • Education and workforce efforts, including research to advance online learning models and funding to support education, training and reskilling programs for vulnerable populations.

“Cognizant and its foundations have a long history of contributing to the health and well-being of communities across the globe. We are pleased to do our part to contribute to the worldwide effort to offer relief to those impacted by COVID-19,” Cognizant CEO Brian Humphries said. “I have never been more proud of our associates and their valiant efforts to support our clients and communities in these unprecedented times.”

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | @emilybader