The owners also announced that they have suspended their services in Russia and Belarus.
To help their compatriots, they have set up a $5 million fund. Over the past week, Grammarly has already donated $1 million to Ukrainian humanitarian organizations.
Grammarly helps make a donation
Grammarly is also using its AI-based software to support Ukraine. In addition to a website listing ways users can donate, the startup has created a feature that is activated whenever a customer writes about Ukraine. The Grammarly bot will suggest links to resources to help people learn more about the facts of the war and how they can help.
Free to the media
The company offered its premium product free of charge to trusted media outlets in Ukraine that cover the war in English. – Some Ukrainian media outlets have been quick to set up English-language sites to help spread real news, and Grammarly is supporting their efforts, the startup’s founders said as quoted by Quartz.
Grammarly was founded in Kiev in 2009. The company is currently headquartered in San Francisco, but still has offices in Kiev, as well as in New York and Vancouver. After a recent funding round in which the company raised $200 million, Grammarly is now worth $13 billion.