Sony has created a $100 million COVID-19 relief fund. The Japanese company wants to distribute the money in three main areas: help for frontline medical and first responder efforts; support for children and teachers who study remotely; and support for creators in entertainment industries such as music, movies, games, and animation.
$10 million from the Sony Foundation will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund managed by the World Health Organization (WHO), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNCF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
“Sony extends its condolences to the families of those who have passed away as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, and extends its sympathies to all those who have been impacted,” Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said in a statement. “In order to overcome the unprecedented challenges that as a society we now face around the world, we will do all we can as a global company to support the individuals on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19, the children who are our future, and those who have been impacted in the creative community.”
Previously, Rockstar Games announced they will donate 5% of their sales from RDR Online and GTA Online to COVID-19 relief.