How we’re helping

 

Crisis reveals character – and this moment in history reveals how much spirit and resilience each of us carry.

COVID-19 also reveals how deeply people and institutions – public and private, local and international – depend on one another. We can’t go it alone. Our food supply depends on countless farmers, truck drivers, and grocery store workers. Healthcare professionals can’t save lives safely without supply chains that effectively distribute Personal Protective Equipment, ventilators, disinfectant, hospital beds, and more.

We’ve got to keep these resources flowing.

Since the beginning of this outbreak we’ve engaged with local and international organizations around the world to aid frontline workers and help protect vulnerable populations.

Here’s a timeline of our philanthropic efforts:

 

March 5, 2021

Dow and Solvay donate 30,000 liters of environmental-friendly hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) disinfectants to disinfect public areas such as fresh markets and public buildings in Thailand

February 9, 2021

New mental health investments for Dow COVID-19 relief, in partnership with local and global nonprofits, donating nearly $500,000 to connect community members and employees to essential services, support and resources for their psychological safety and wellbeing.

February 2, 2021

Dow provides financial support toward the expansion of free chemistry learning resources – including virtual labs, tutorials and simulations – to high school teachers and students through Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI).

January 16, 2021

Teach for America and Dow provide free masks, spray disinfectant, hand sanitizer and face shields to TFA corps members and alumni teaching in Houston-area schools, through a drive thru giveaway.

Dow Turkey, in cooperation with TIDER, donated food and hygiene packages to over 1000 families in Istanbul and Kocaeli during the pandemic
January 2021
Dow Turkey, in cooperation with TIDER, donated food and hygiene packages to over 1000 families in Istanbul and Kocaeli during the pandemic

Dow Turkey, in cooperation with the TIDER, donated food and hygiene packages to over 1000 families in Istanbul and Kocaeli. Donation packages contained basic food that would be adequate to help feed a family, as well as masks and disinfectants that will help protect individuals with inadequate financial status from the epidemic.

December 2020

In the U.S. Dow partnered with DonorsChoose to support classroom needs in Dow communities, donating $285,000 to fund 519 projects – supporting learning experiences for 41,341 students in 127 schools.

Dow Saudi Arabia Donates Laptops to Ertiqa
December 20, 2020
Dow Saudi Arabia Donates Laptops to Ertiqa

Dow Saudi Arabia donates laptops to Ertiqa to support distance learning for local students in need

Box of food donation
December 14, 2020
Box of food donation

While Coronavirus impacted Zeeuws-Vlaanderen Food Bank’s direct distribution of hundreds of food parcels, Dow Terneuzen colleagues provided donations to ensure Zeeland-Flemish families had access to food supplies during the holiday season.

girl doing schoolwork
November, 2020
girl doing schoolwork

Through United Way Brazil, Dow is working to prevent young students from dropping out of school in search of a job, during the economically challenging pandemic. With this program, students and their parents are encouraged to keep their routine, stay positive and continue their education. This program is accompanied with virtual academic tools, as well as food and sanitary products for these families in need.

Cupcakes in a box
October, 2020
Cupcakes in a box

Dow contributes pandemic support funding of $120,000 to keep small businesses running in the US Gulf region.

Hospital patient being checked
October, 2020
Hospital patient being checked

Dow Mexico along with United Way Mexico donated PPE and professional oximeters for health workers to use at the COVID-19 temporary Medical Unit established by Fundación CIE in Mexico City.

couple at home under construction
October, 2020
couple at home under construction

Dow Argentina and Habitat for Humanity Argentina promote access to better building and sanitary conditions for vulnerable families.

laptop with hands on keyboard
October, 2020
laptop with hands on keyboard

In Indonesia, Dow announced its support to equip 360 students age 6 - 17 with education kits for remote learning including internet credit to access online education. Additionally Dow is providing 25 laptops to 25 schools in the area for educators to continue teaching from home.

Medical professionals
October 5, 2020
Medical professionals

Dow Izolan donates lifesaving equipment to City Hospital in Vladimir in response to COVID-19.

Angel Flight Ambulance
October, 2020
Angel Flight Ambulance

In partnership with United Way Mexico, Dow delivered an isolation capsule, protective coveralls, gowns, gloves and masks to paramedics in Mexico City. These critical PPE materials aided in the safe transport of many COVID-19 patients.

Young man with laptop
September, 2020
Young man with laptop

Dow supports student achievement in virtual classrooms by contributing over $200,000 to local schools and community colleges in the U.S. Gulf Coast, funding technologies such as tablets for students, document cameras for teachers and Wi-Fi hotspots in underserved communities.

Dow Philippines support
September 15, 2020
Dow Philippines support

Dow Philippines continues to show firm commitment and support, helping local communities overcome the global health threat.

Dow and Connell donation
September 2, 2020
Dow and Connell donation

Connell and Dow "Team Up to Clean Up" With Hand Sanitizer Produced Locally in Myanmar.

Dow-Mitsui Polychemicals (MDP) donates special face shields in Tokyo
August 17, 2020
Dow-Mitsui Polychemicals (MDP) donates special face shields in Tokyo

Dow-Mitsui Polychemicals (MDP) donated 7,000 sheets of tailor-made face shields to hospitals, local municipalities and Minato School for the Children with Special Needs in Tokyo

Dow Plan International
July 27, 2020
Dow Plan International

Dow and Plan International work together to reduce the impact COVID-19 is having on the education and future opportunities of young people, especially vulnerable adolescents and those at risk of exclusion in Spain.

Dow Cerciesta
July 27, 2020
Dow Cerciesta

Amidst the global pandemic, Dow Portugal donates 4,000 euros to Cerciesta, a cooperative supporting the education and rehabilitation of people with disabilities.

NOAV food supplies facemask
July 8, 2020
NOAV food supplies facemask

Dow in partnership with Foodbank Victoria made more than 28,000 meals available to underprivileged low-income families struggling from a cold winter and the impact of COVID-19 in Australia

workers with hand sanitizer
June 5, 2020
workers with hand sanitizer

Dow Italy’s Mozzate site supports an initiative of Politecnico di Milano to create a hand sanitizer in response to the COVID-19 emergency

woman carrying box of food
May 26, 2020
woman carrying box of food

In partnership with Citi and LEAP Africa, Dow provided food relief and safety support to over 8,000 people in Nigeria

Dow Delivers Food Relief to Over 7000 People in Cairo and Giza Governorates in Egypt
May 18, 2020
Dow Delivers Food Relief to Over 7000 People in Cairo and Giza Governorates in Egypt

In partnership with Egyptian Food Bank, Dow delivers food relief to disadvantaged communities extensively affected by COVID-19 in Cairo and Giza Governorates. Families received food boxes containing essential food supplies including rice, pasta, sugar, peas, dry dates, oil, fava beans, salt, feta cheese and canned beef.

new blue matress being carried
May 18, 2020
new blue matress being carried

Dow, in collaboration with Ortobom, donates a thousand mattresses to hospitals in Brazil

Medical gowns being produced
May 18, 2020
Medical gowns being produced

Dow collaborates with multiple partners to develop and donate Level 2 medical isolation gowns

powered air purifying respirator
May 14, 2020
powered air purifying respirator

Whirlpool Corporation, Dow, and Reynolds Consumer Products Collaborate to Manufacture and Donate Much-Needed Respirators through WIN Health Labs, LLC

pman packing supplies into box
May 11, 2020
pman packing supplies into box

Dow Japan employees donate to Shinagawa Kid's Cafeteria

Tarragona Collage
May 11, 2020
Tarragona Collage

DowTarragona’s #PackStudios manufactured and donated over 50,000 m2 of polyethylene film, to be used in the production of protective clothing for frontline and key workers in Tarragona hospitals.

Face Shield
May 6, 2020
Face Shield

Mexican students from FIRST Robotics team design, develop and distribute more than 100 face shields to local businesses in their community.

Medical gowns being produced
April 29, 2020
Medical gowns being produced

Dow Seneffe produces and donates more than 35 tons of isopropanol-based hand sanitizer to support local communities.

 
red cross food bank
April 29, 2020
red cross food bank

Dow supports the Red Cross and food bank to stop the expansion of COVID-19 in Madrid.

donation check
April 28, 2020
donation check

Dow Korea Donates 28 Million KRW to Support Nationwide COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Portuguese seal
April 23, 2020
Portuguese seal

Dow supports Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Estarreja to mitigate coronavirus pandemia

Bottles of hand sanitizer
April 22, 2020
Bottles of hand sanitizer

SC Johnson announces a partnership with Dow to make hand sanitizer for healthcare workers and first responders

Doctor and nurse in PPE at Joan XXIII University Hospital
April 21, 2020
Doctor and nurse in PPE at Joan XXIII University Hospital

Dow Spain partners with Joan XXIII University Hospital to support the enhancement of needed technology and donation of PPE

Face shields design blueprint designed by Dow
April 17, 2020
Face shields design blueprint designed by Dow

Dow develops simplified, lightweight design for face shields to help protect healthcare professionals, shares open-source design to encourage additional production

Scienctist working in lab
April 15, 2020
Scienctist working in lab

Dow launches Workplace Giving and Employee Match Program

Workers viewing a crane operation
April 14, 2020
Workers viewing a crane operation

Dow employees raise funds for migrant workers in Singapore to connect to family members through phone plans

Dow logo on exterior of building
April 9, 2020
Dow logo on exterior of building

Dow and Femmes de Foot to provide healthy food for frontline employees of Samu 67 and Strasbourg Hospitals

Dow employees donating locally in Thailand
April 9, 2020
Dow employees donating locally in Thailand

Dow employees in Thailand, the Netherlands and Belguim donate 2,000 PPE suits locally

Dow logo among various nations flags
April 9, 2020
Dow logo among various nations flags

Dow commits additional $500,000 to aid Great Lakes Bay Region COVID-19 relief efforts

Scientist testing in lab
April 9, 2020
Scientist testing in lab

Dow donates clinical gowns to medical center in Australia

Food Give Away
April 8, 2020
Food Give Away

Dow helps 200 low-income Malaysian families with grocery and hygiene care kits

Dow and Solvay employees donating disinfectant
April 2, 2020
Dow and Solvay employees donating disinfectant

Dow Thailand partners with Solvay to donate 600 tons of hydrogen peroxide, which will aid in 15 million liters of disinfectant

Drums of hand sanitizer being inspected at Dow
March 30, 2020
Drums of hand sanitizer being inspected at Dow

Dow expands hand sanitizer production to five plants in North America, Europe and Latin America

  • Five Dow sites produce more than 200 metric tons, equivalent to 880,000 eight-ounce bottles donated to local health systems and government agencies
Emergency quarantine facility in Metro Manila
March 30, 2020
Emergency quarantine facility in Metro Manila

Dow Philippines contributes to Emergency Quarantine Facilities in Metro Manila

Bagging machine
March 27, 2020
Bagging Machine

With a bagging machine donated by Dow and plastic packaging made from Dow resins, The Produce Rescue Center at the Montgomery County Food Bank rescues fresh produce that would otherwise go to landfills. This technology keeps produce fresh for up to 20 additional days, allowing the food bank to delivery higher quality food to more people, over greater distances, throughout the pandemic and beyond.

Xiameter by Dow Logo
March 25, 2020
Xiameter by Dow Logo

Dow donates raw material for sanitizer alcohol production to aid COVID-19 relief in the Philippines

Global Dow Headquarters building in Midland Michigan
March 23, 2020
Global Dow Headquarters building in Midland Michigan

Dow commits $3MM in donations towards:

  • COVID-19 Solidarity Fund to support World Health Organization (WHO) efforts around the world
  • Direct Relief, humanitarian aid organization, to distribute medical supplies
  • Regional and local non-profit support across the globe
  • $1MM to build community resilience in the recovery phase
Employee inspecting hand sanitizer in Germany
March 23, 2020
Employee inspecting hand sanitizer in Germany

Production of 300 tons of hand sanitizer per month, equivalent to 600,000 standard bottles (500ml each) for donation to pharmacies and hospitals in Stade, Germany and other regions in Germany.

Dow and local customers donate protective suits in Hubei
March 13, 2020
Dow and local customers donate protective suits in Hubei

Dow and local customers jointly donate protective suits to health workers in Hubei of China

Dow and local customers in Hubei donate sanitizers
February 19 and 28, 2020
Dow and local customers in Hubei donate sanitizers

Dow and local customers jointly donate disinfectants to public health centers, and sanitizers and sprays to health workers of nine hospitals and community volunteers in Hubei of China

Dow logo on interior building wall
January 30, 2020
Dow logo on interior building wall

$30,000 in additional donations from the Dow Company Foundation to work with the China Development Research Foundation to send medical supplies to poverty-stricken areas and capacity building in near-Hubei Province, China

Medical supplies are unloaded in Hubei
January 29, 2020
Medical supplies are unloaded in Hubei

$150,000 to Shenzhen One Foundation to purchase medical supplies for frontline hospitals in Hubei Province, China