Following the devastating earthquake in Nepal last week, MasterCard has committed $230,000 to the World Food Programme and Mercy Corps to assist with the support and resources that will be needed for recovery in the days and months ahead. MasterCard will double-match employee donations to American Red Cross, Mercy Corps, Save the Children and World Food Programme as well.
MasterCard with its issuing partners will also institute an interchange waiver for any transaction/donation made with a consumer MasterCard issued in the Asia Pacific, U.S. or Canada regions through June 28, 2015 for the following organizations:
- American Red Cross
- Doctors without Borders
- International Rescue Committee
- Mercy Corps
- Save the Children
- World Food Programme
- World Vision
In addition to waiving interchange fees, MasterCard will donate revenues generated by charitable contributions made to these organizations through June 28, 2015.