... Dow and the Dow Company Foundation have provided a total of $4.5MM for COVID relief...
The pandemic continues to impact our health and safety, our economy, our culture – everything from the way we work to the way we shop…the way we gather to the way we learn. But even through the hardship – Dow continues to find ways to use our resources to support the pressing needs of our people and communities, and we are seeing the positive impacts of our collective efforts.
While 2020 was an extremely challenging year, once again our company values continued to guide us forward.
As the pandemic swept across the globe – our first priority was the safety of our people.
We immediately activated our Foundation and reached out to our community leaders, while working alongside our local nonprofit partners to support our communities.
But as the pandemic adversely affected underrepresented minorities and those economically disadvantaged, we knew there was still work to be done and have committed to aid vulnerable populations as well.
As our school districts were forced to make hard decisions to ensure the safety of our children, our educators and parents embraced virtual learning, and we provided needed resources.
And now as the pandemic has progressed, we are seeing the toll on, not just our physical health, but our mental health as well. In response to these rising needs, today I am pleased to announce new mental health investments 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.
We are collaborating with the following partners for support:
Including these collaborations, Dow and the Dow Company Foundation have provided a total of $4.5MM for COVID relief through 201 grants to 169 different organizations in 32 countries.
I want to thank all of the front-line healthcare workers tirelessly fighting the pandemic; the teachers and parents and children adapting to an ever-changing environment; our community leaders and nonprofits expending every resource to meet the critical needs of our neighbors; and of course all members of Team Dow for their continued commitment to safely manufacture and deliver the products essential to our way of life.
President and Chief Financial Officer
Chairman of the Dow Company Foundation