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:


Dow Philippines support
September 15

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

Dow and Connell donation
September 2

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

Dow Plan International
July 27

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

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

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

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

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

new blue matress being carried
May 18

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

Medical gowns being produced
May 18

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

powered air purifying respirator
May 14

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

Dow Japan employees donate to Shinagawa Kid's Cafeteria

Tarragona Collage
May 11

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

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

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

red cross food bank
April 29

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

donation check
April 28

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

Portuguese seal
April 23

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

Bottles of hand sanitizer
April 22

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

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

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

Dow launches Workplace Giving and Employee Match Program

Workers viewing a crane operation
April 14

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

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

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

Dow logo among various nations flags
April 9

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

Scientist testing in lab
April 9

Dow donates clinical gowns to medical center in Australia

Food Give Away
April 8

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

Dow and Solvay employees donating disinfectant
April 2

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

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

Dow Philippines contributes to Emergency Quarantine Facilities in Metro Manila

Xiameter by Dow Logo
March 25

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

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

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

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

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

$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

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