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Company Statement: Read here
Statement Date: 05/30/20
Commitment Made: General Support
Amount Committed: $1,200,000
Updated: 01/07/21

Zoom published a statement in the form of an excerpt from a message from their CEO Eric S. Yuan to Zoom employees on May 30, 2020. Yuan extended support and caring to the Black community. He said he wasn’t sure what Zoom’s long-term response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd would be, but that he would be working with Zoom’s leadership team, including their new Chief Diversity Officer Damien Hooper-Campbell (formerly of eBay), to plan the next step. Yuan said Zoom would be figuring out “how best to activate the power of philanthropy” for social and racial justice, but didn’t specify a dollar amount.

On June 30, 2020, Zoom announced that it had committed to a 5-year strategic partnership with Claflin University, a historically Black university. The partnership included paid internships, scholarships, curricula partnerships, the addition of Zoom’s COO Aparna Bawa to Claflin’s board of trustees, faculty and student advice, career support/engagement for alumni, and financial support to Claflin’s general operating plans. Zoom’s financial commitment to Claflin totaled $1,200,000.

On Oct 14, 2020, Zoom announced a new philanthropy arm of their org, Zoom Cares, which has donated to, among others, racial justice organizations, but the Zoom Cares page has returned a 404 since at least December 2020.