Thriving Communities

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Collaborating across 31 countries

A thriving community is a shared future. For more than 125 years, our legacy of innovation and collaboration continues to extend across Dow communities around the world.

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Community identified

Help individuals access immediate, basic needs and environments that are inclusive, healthy and safe so all can thrive

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Disaster resiliency
and response

Reduce the impact of disasters and humanitarian crises affecting communities and colleagues

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Advance long-term, community change through breakthrough solutions and collaborations

Community identified needs

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From necessities to greater opportunities

Our ongoing United Way partnership helps more people access basic needs and unlocks opportunities in Dow communities, specifically in Latin America and North America.

Across North America in 2023, Team Dow colleagues pledged $3.3 million in our annual workplace giving campaign to support 570 community-centered and locally-led organizations.

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Increased inclusion: We’re all in

Our ALL IN ERG Fund harnesses the passion and perspective of our 10 employee resource groups, collaborating with community organizations to tackle the greatest inclusion, diversity and equity needs.

Since the fund launched in 2019, we have committed $1.45 million to support 66 ALL IN ERG projects in 26 countries worldwide.

Disaster resiliency and response 

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Every day, many individuals face difficult choices and unexpected events impacting lives and livelihoods. These challenges can be exacerbated based on the location or systemic inequities impacting certain communities.

The barriers that prevent a community from thriving are unique and require breakthrough solutions and new forms of collaboration spanning sectors. In 2023, we contributed to:

  • The continued recovery from Hurricane Ida in Louisiana
  • Earthquake relief in Turkey and Morocco
  • Storm relief in Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • Humanitarian aid for the war between Israel and Hamas
  • Deployments with Team Rubicon and our Veterans Resource Group, known as VETNET, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and Texas, Michigan and Florida in the United States.

Launched in 2021, the Dow Employee Relief Fund provides short-term monetary assistance by aiding employees experiencing significant financial hardship following a disaster.

Equitable opportunities

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Addressing systemic racism and inequality

Dow ACTs (Advocacy, Community and Talent) is a bold framework designed to address systemic racism and inequality within our company and in the communities where we live and work.

More ways we create social impact

Grants and investments
We help accelerate positive change through grants and gift-in-kind donations, collaborations with non-profits and other partners, and supporting our team through volunteer and community efforts.
Looking for a grant?
Dow offers all kinds of grants to help support long-term social, economic and environmental health in Dow communities. If you would like to learn more, we’d be happy to inform you.

See the results of our ambition in action

2023 INtersections Report: Community