Pacific Life Foundation Responds to Covid-19 Pandemic with Support for Our Nonprofit Partners and Communities

The Pacific Life Foundation recognizes that many of our nonprofit partners are at the forefront of providing critical services to meet the needs of low-income families during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are proud to have been able to support both our nonprofit partners and our communities in several different ways, including fulfilling our commitment to invest $1.75 million in Covid-19 relief efforts.

  • 213 GRANTEES: In March, to support the immediate financial needs of our nonprofit partners, the Pacific Life Foundation unrestricted all 2020 Program Grants distributed in January, allowing our 213 grantees to direct nearly $2.1 million in funds instead toward general operations or the greatest needs of their organization. We hope that this has allowed our community partners to extend job security to their workforce or support other needs in the community that can be more immediately addressed with these funds.
  • $790,000+ DONATED: In support of #GivingTuesdayNow, the Pacific Life Foundation offered a special 200% match rate for employee donations given to nonprofit organizations for pandemic relief. With $529,130 in Pacific Life Foundation matching gifts, a total of $793,445 was donated to 412 charities across 37 states during this project.
  • $635,000 IN EMERGENCY GRANTS: To provide some short-term stability to those who are most vulnerable in our communities, the Pacific Life Foundation made emergency grants in Orange County, Omaha, and Lynchburg to food banks and community funds that have been established to support essential needs for individuals who have seen a decrease in income or lost a job.


Immediate Funding: Covid-19 Pandemic Relief Support
Second Harvest Food Bank - OC $100,000
Community Action Partnership - OC $100,000
Foodbank for the Heartland - NE $100,000
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank - VA $100,000
United Way of Orange County - Pandemic Relief Fund $100,000
United Way of the Midlands - Housing Stability Fund $50,000
United Way of Central Virginia - COVID-19 Relief Fund $50,000
Delivering with Dignity Orange County $25,000
Second Harvest Heartland, MN $10,000
Total $635,000


  • $500,000 IN SUPPORTIVE SERVICES GRANTS: The Pacific Life Foundation made a total of $500,000 in grants (read press release) to provide ongoing support to low-income, working families in need of childcare services and food security. Grants were made to local Boys and Girls Clubs, an organization that has been at the forefront of meeting the needs of families during this difficult time, and to local food pantries and meal distribution programs.


Supportive Funding: Ongoing Needs of Families and Children
Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast – CA $50,000
Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley – CA $50,000
Boys & Girls Club of Huntington Valley – CA $50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands – NE $50,000
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg – VA $50,000
Caterina’s Club – CA $50,000
Bracken’s Kitchen – CA $50,000
South County Outreach – CA $50,000
Heartland Hope Mission – NE $25,000
Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue – NE $25,000
Lynchburg Daily Bread – VA $25,000
Park View Community Mission – VA $25,000
Total $500,000


  • 25,000 HYGIENE KITS: Our Good Guys volunteers have been supporting our communities as well, volunteering together while apart. In June, more than 1,400 Pacific Life volunteers participated from their homes in the Soap Saves Lives campaign, assembling 25,000 essential hygiene kits donated to three nonprofit organizations – HomeAid Orange County, Lynchburg Community Action Group, and Heartland Hope Mission in Omaha.
  • 850 THANK YOU LETTERS: In April, more than 300 Pacific Life employees and family members volunteered to write letters of gratitude and encouragement to more than 850 first responders and helpers, who are serving on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

In 2021, the Foundation team will continue working to identify how to best support the evolving needs of our local communities. We deeply appreciate our partners’ relentless commitment to solving the most pressing challenges faced by the communities where our employees live and work. We’ll do this together!

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