What are the top 10 biggest corporate philanthropic initiatives this year?

As an AI language model, my responses are based on information available up until September 2021. Philanthropic initiatives can vary depending on various factors such as company size, industry, and public announcements. While it is challenging to provide an exhaustive list of the top 10 initiatives, here are ten notable philanthropic efforts undertaken by corporations in recent times:

1. Amazon: In February 2021, Amazon announced the creation of a $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund to support companies working on innovative solutions to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change.

2. Google: Google created the Google.org Impact Challenge in May 2021, committing $50 million in grants to help organizations address global challenges, ranging from economic recovery to equality initiatives.

3. Walmart: Walmart pledged to invest $100 million over five years to create the Walmart Foundation’s Center for Racial Equity in June 2020. The center aims to address racial disparities and support initiatives that promote social justice.

4. Apple: Apple launched the Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) in June 2020, committing $100 million to support education, economic equality, and criminal justice reform efforts addressing systematic racism.

5. Microsoft: Microsoft announced a $30 million commitment in June 2020 to launch the AI for Health program. It seeks to utilize artificial intelligence technology to address global health issues and support healthcare organizations.

6. Verizon: In June 2020, Verizon pledged $10 million to launch the Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund. The fund provided financial assistance to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

7. Facebook: Facebook announced in June 2020 that it would dedicate $200 million to support black-owned businesses, creators, and nonprofits. This initiative aims to address racial inequalities intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

8. Coca-Cola: Coca-Cola committed $500 million over five years in December 2020 to support initiatives focused on women’s economic empowerment. This investment aims to create opportunities for five million women entrepreneurs worldwide.

9. Bank of America: In June 2020, Bank of America pledged a $1 billion, four-year commitment to support economic opportunity initiatives that address racial inequities intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

10. JPMorgan Chase: JPMorgan Chase announced a $350 million commitment in October 2020 to support underserved communities and promote an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note that corporate philanthropic initiatives are subject to change and can be influenced by ongoing events and announcements.

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