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SC Johnson Grants: How to Apply for a U.S. Company Donation

At SC Johnson, we’re proud of our long legacy of corporate philanthropy – it’s part of how we live our corporate values. If you’re interested in applying for a grant from SC Johnson, start by reviewing these frequently asked questions about our company giving.

SC Johnson U.S. Grant Eligibility

Your organization must be a registered, qualified tax-exempt, section 501(c)(3) charity based in the United States, or a government entity such as a school, library, or public agency.

• Individuals.

• Social, athletic, veteran, labor fraternal organizations or religious groups, as such, but will consider programs that are documented to show they benefit the community as a whole. 

• Organizations based outside the United States.

• Political action groups, candidates or lobbying efforts.

• Salary or wage support for staff or administrative personnel other than what might be needed for administration of specific programs or projects.    

• General operating support for organizations that are supported by the United Way, but consideration will be given to specific programs that are not funded by the United Way.    

• Conferences, seminars or workshops since this is the primary function of The Johnson Foundation, an operating foundation based in Racine, Wisconsin, that receives major support from SC Johnson. SC Johnson may consider requests for support of conferences, seminars or workshops outside of Racine on a case-by-case basis.  

• Any program, initiative, or effort that might pose a possible conflict of interest for SC Johnson or any of its businesses (e.g., programs that provide a direct benefit to the company).

• SC Johnson does not support organizations that have a policy of discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), sex, gender expression or transition, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, whether the discrimination policies are written or are in practice. Our policy is to not provide grants to any organization that maintains such a policy.

SC Johnson does not fund organizations with a pending 501(c) (3) status. Only organizations that are verified with a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) designation, as determined by the Internal Revenue Service, are eligible to receive donations.

Focus Areas for SC Johnson Corporate Philanthropy

Community & Economic Development - Programs that improve the quality of life in the areas of economic and community infrastructure, capacity building, economic development, safe neighborhoods, cultural experiences and job training.

Social Services - Programs that provide supportive services for low-income/at-risk individuals or families to help them on the road to self-sufficiency, such as services for families, disabled or elderly citizens, domestic disaster prevention, temporary shelter, and support for those who are disadvantaged or living in poverty.

Health & Well-Being - Programs that help educate about and combat mosquito-borne diseases, or encourage public health and wellness education and equitable access to health care.

Education - Programs that emphasize student academic achievement, with a focus on academic enrichment and advancement, such as early childhood education, K-12, post-secondary, technical and vocational schools.

Sustainability & Environmental Programs - Programs that encourage sustainability through stewardship of community ecosystems, pollution abatement, natural resource conservation, environmental beautification, renewable energy and wildlife preservation.

U.S. Product Contributions

While we put emphasis on geographic areas where we have major operations, we do entertain requests that are regional or national in scope. In these instances, we provide a two-stage application process in which we will initially collect broad information about your project or program. If, after reviewing this initial information, we are interested in learning more, we will reach out to the applicant to collect additional information that will allow us to effectively review the funding opportunity. If we are not interested in the funding opportunity, we will inform the applicant at the earliest possible time.

How the U.S. Grant Process Works with SC Johnson

Contact the SC Johnson operation in your community to find out about their local giving.

Northern Europe

Southern Europe

Western Europe

Central Europe


China, Hong Kong & Taiwan

Australia & New Zealand

Japan & Korea

Argentina & Paraguay

Uruguay & Chile



Costa Rica & Columbia

Ecuador & Panama


Honduras, Nicaragua & Bolivia

El Salvador & Peru

South Africa


Canada - Grant Request Form - Product Donation Request Form

There are no application deadlines. We accept applications on a rolling basis. In most cases, applications will be reviewed by staff within 90-120 days of their submission.

No, all applications must be submitted through our on-line application process.

In most cases, the grant review process will take 90-120 days.

After you submit your application, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. After an initial review, you may be contacted to provide additional information. After final review of your application, you will receive notification indicating whether your grant request has been approved or declined. Please note that the review process is typically 90-120 days.

For all grants of more than $5,000, we expect an outcome report on results at the end of the project or program year, i.e., successes achieved toward goals, number of people served, funds raised, etc.

If you have additional questions after reviewing our website, please contact us via email at:

How to Complete SC Johnson's U.S. Grant Application

Current list of organization’s officers and directors
Itemized program / project budget
Copy of the 501(c)(3) federal tax exemption determination letter issued by the US Internal Revenue Service
List of corporate and foundation donors

No, you can start the application and choose to save and finish it at another time. Just click on the “Save and Finish later” button at the bottom of each application page.

No, your application is NOT saved automatically. To ensure no application data is lost, please click the “Save and Finish Later” button at the bottom of each application page.

Yes, click on the “Printer Friendly Version” link located in the top right-hand corner of each application page.

You can use the tabs across the top of the page, or the “back” button or the “return to my account” link in the top right-hand corner of the application page.

To spellcheck a field, click on the red check mark to the right of the field box.

We accept the following types of files: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF. Combined size of all uploads cannot exceed 25 MB.

Once you create an on-line grant application account, you will receive an e-mail notification that includes the e-mail address and password required to access your saved application. This e-mail will also include the web address of the Account Login page.

Once the application is completed on-line, you will need to click the “Review & Submit” button at the bottom of the last page of the application to submit your application electronically. Once your application has been submitted, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address that you used to create your on-line grant application account.

Apply for a Grant: If you meet the basic guidelines described above, use our online application to start the grant process.

Return to a U.S. Grant Application: If you have already begun the grant application process, return to your existing application here.

Apply for a Canadian Grant: If you meet the basic guidelines described above, download our application to start the grant process.