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:

February 2022

Dow, Sartorius and Südpack Medica collaborated to support the global coronavirus vaccination effort by manufacturing bioprocessing bags, which are an essential component for the safe production and transportation of coronavirus vaccines globally.

January 17, 2022

In the Philippines, Dow employees donated, assembled and delivered 100 care kits to COVID-19 victims in under-resourced communities. Care kits included oximeters, thermometers, vitamins, pain relievers, face masks, disinfectants, and personal messages of encouragement and support.

December 2021

As the Victorian state of Australia continues with lockdown restrictions, Foodbank Victoria was overwhelmed with requests for food relief. With Dow’s support, they were able to provide the equivalent of more than 31,000 meals to accommodate various multicultural groups and ethnic minorities.

September 2021

Dow teams up with business partners providing quality products for COVID-19 field hospitals and community isolation centers in Thailand.

August 2021

In partnership with Accenture, General Motors, Whirlpool, and the United by Vaccine movement, Dow acquired ultrafreezers capable of storing 11.7 million doses of vaccines against Covid-19. This contribution helps speed up the process of immunization across Brazil's population.

July 2021

Dow Thailand donates 1,442 shirts to volunteers carrying out missions in local villages. They are creating awareness and promoting good health practices in an effort to reduce the chances of infection and spread of COVID-19.

June 2021

Together with DonorsChoose, we provided crowdsourcing support for schools in Michigan, Texas, Louisiana and Pennsylvania amid the COVID-19 pandemic

May 2021

Social distancing made evident the digital inequalities between countries and communities and the life-changing potential a WIFI connection has. Dow’s Wire and Cable business, and a grant from the Business Impact Fund further enabled sustainable development in East Ghana through the creation of WiFi infrastructure for 50,000 people.

May 2021

Bioprocessing Bags Made with Dow Resins Help Researchers Produce COVID-19 Vaccines

April 2021

Dow and the Dow Company Foundation provide immediate assistance in response to the current COVID-19 healthcare crisis in India, through a partnership with The US India Friendship Alliance, Inc, an affiliate of the U.S. – India Strategic Partnership Forum. Additional support is being provided to community-based organizations in reducing and stopping COVID-19 transmission rates in India.

April 2021

Grupo Plastilene, Fundación Avina and Dow Colombia collaborate to build a multifunctional warehouse providing greater safety for waste pickers working to separate potentially contaminated waste during COVID-19

April 2021

Dow continues supporting COVID-19 relief efforts worldwide. Here’s a brief look back at some of the Company’s actions over the last year:


  • Over $4MM in financial contributions committed to COVID-19 recovery efforts
  • $1.6MM donated globally for personal protective equipment, sanitizer, and safety & education support
  • Enhanced health and safety measures at all locations to protect our colleagues who continued to report onsite throughout the pandemic
  • Enabled 2/3 of our global workforce to work remotely while maintaining business continuity throughout the pandemic
  • Dow published A Return to Workplace Playbook, downloaded 1,300 times by other companies and organizations in the first two weeks

March 2021

Due to the pandemic situation in Brazil, millions are unemployed and falling below the poverty line. Dow in partnership with United Way Brazil is stepping up to aid in this urgent issue. Together, we’ve delivered basic food packages to 1,800 families from communities near our Dow Brazil sites.

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 2021

United Way Brazil and Dow worked together to provide emergency support for vulnerable families. Through this employee engagement campaign, donations to fill more than 450 basic needs food baskets were collected and delivered around the local community.

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 28, 2021

Sixty thousand bottles of antibacterial gel were delivered to more than 14,000 families affected by the devastating winter wave in the Chocó and North Santander areas of Colombia during the pandemic crisis

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.

January 2021

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.

December 20, 2020

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

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.

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.

October, 2020

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

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.

October, 2020

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

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.

October 5, 2020

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

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.

September, 2020

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.

September 15, 2020

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

September 2, 2020

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

May 26, 2020

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

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.

May 18, 2020

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

May 18, 2020

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

May 14, 2020

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

May 11, 2020

Dow Japan employees donate to Shinagawa Kid's Cafeteria

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.

May 6, 2020

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

April 29, 2020

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

April 29, 2020

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

April 28, 2020

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

April 23, 2020

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

April 22, 2020

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

April 21, 2020

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

April 17, 2020

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

April 15, 2020

Dow launches Workplace Giving and Employee Match Program

April 14, 2020

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

April 9, 2020

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

April 9, 2020

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

April 9, 2020

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

April 9, 2020

Dow donates clinical gowns to medical center in Australia

April 8, 2020

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

April 2, 2020

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

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

March 30, 2020

Dow Philippines contributes to Emergency Quarantine Facilities in Metro Manila

March 27, 2020

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.

March 25, 2020

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

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

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.

March 13, 2020

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

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

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

January 29, 2020

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