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 Turkey, in cooperation with TIDER, donated food and hygiene packages to over 1000 families in Istanbul and Kocaeli during the pandemic
December 2020

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 to support distance learning for local students in need

Box of food donation
December 14, 2020

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

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.

Hospital patient being checked
October, 2020

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

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

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

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

Angel Flight Ambulance
October, 2020

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

Dow supports student achievement in virtual classrooms.

Dow Philippines support
September 15, 2020

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

Dow and Connell donation
September 2, 2020

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) 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medical gowns being produced
May 18, 2020

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

powered air purifying respirator
May 14, 2020

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

Dow Japan employees donate to Shinagawa Kid's Cafeteria

Tarragona Collage
May 11, 2020

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

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

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

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

donation check
April 28, 2020

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

Portuguese seal
April 23, 2020

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

Bottles of hand sanitizer
April 22, 2020

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

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

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

Dow launches Workplace Giving and Employee Match Program

Workers viewing a crane operation
April 14, 2020

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

Dow logo among various nations flags
April 9, 2020

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

Scientist testing in lab
April 9, 2020

Dow donates clinical gowns to medical center in Australia

Food Give Away
April 8, 2020

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

Dow and Solvay employees donating disinfectant
April 2, 2020

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

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

Dow Philippines contributes to Emergency Quarantine Facilities in Metro Manila

Xiameter by Dow Logo
March 25, 2020

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

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

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 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 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

$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

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