Adyen (AMS:ADYEN), the global payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies, today announced its partnership with the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO). The fund is powered by the United Nations Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and quickly gets vital funding to where it’s needed most, supporting the WHO’s efforts to prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are all affected by the growing COVID-19 outbreak. It’s an unprecedented health challenge and requires people from all sectors to play a role in a collective solution. Donations support the WHO and partners’ work to track and understand the spread of the virus, to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information, and to accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments,” said Kate Dodson, the United Nations Foundation’s VP for Global Health.
With this partnership, Adyen’s merchants can now easily collect donations for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund by accepting charitable donations from their shoppers through Adyen Giving. This occurs seamlessly and at no cost - Adyen will absorb the full cost of the additional transaction.
“The combined strengths of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and our technology enables the collection of donations for the fund at scale”, comments Ingo Uytdehaage, CFO of Adyen. “The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund is an amazing example of responding positively to a global crisis. I’m hoping we’ll see many of our merchants getting on board to support them - we’re ready.”
About Adyen Giving
By facilitating the collection of donations, Adyen Giving increases the pool of funds available to charities and converts shoppers’ good intentions into additional revenue streams for worthy causes.
The product enables Adyen’s merchants to seamlessly integrate donations into their existing checkout processes - both online and in-store.
Adyen Giving is a fully localized donation flow. Multiple languages and payment method options are available.
Adyen absorbs the full processing costs from the donation transaction.
To learn more about how to implement Adyen Giving, go here.
About the UN Foundation and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
The UN Foundation brings together the ideas, people, and resources the United Nations needs to drive global progress and tackle urgent problems. To support the work of the World Health Organization (WHO), an agency of the UN, in its global work on COVID-19, the UN Foundation helped launch the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund which has raised more than $200 million for lifesaving work around the world.