Visa Responds to Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

Sep 20, 2018 12:45 PM ET

Visa and the Visa Foundation today announced a commitment to help the people impacted by Hurricane Florence in the United States and Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines. In response to these events, Visa is taking several actions to support relief efforts, including:

  • The Visa Foundation is donating $250,000 to the American Red Cross to support the response to Hurricane Florence and $100,000 for relief efforts for Typhoon Mangkhut (recipient organization to be determined).
  • Visa is matching employee donations to the Red Cross on a two-to-one basis through October 31, 2018.
  • In the United States, Visa is activating its “Back to Business” tool, a dynamic directory that identifies when an impacted small business has successfully processed a Visa transaction following a natural disaster, helping consumers locate and support these small businesses. More information on this tool can be found here.

Visa also is donating its revenue generated from eligible donations to a set of identified humanitarian organizations made from September 16, 2018 through October 15, 2018, directly to the Red Cross. In conjunction with our clients, Visa is waiving interchange fees on eligible donations made from September 16, 2018 through October 15, 2018, for a select group of major U.S. and Canada based charities providing relief support. Eligible charities include:


  • American Red Cross
  • Americares
  • CARE
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Mercy Corps
  • Oxfam America
  • Save the Children
  • US Fund for UNICEF
  • World Vision


  • Canadian Red Cross
  • CARE Canada
  • Humanitarian Coalition
  • Oxfam Canada
  • Oxfam-Quebec
  • Plan Canada
  • Save the Children Canada
  • UNICEF Canada
  • World Vision Canada