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Contributing to communities

Ever since our family company was founded, SC Johnson has worked to create a better world by contributing to the communities where we live and work.

Since 1937, we’ve donated 5% of our pretax profits to charities — every year. Our aim? To make life better for families. In fiscal year 2020, we donated over 2 million products and partnered with 650 non-profit organizations.

Since 1937, we’ve donated 5% of all our pretax profits to charities — every year.

In the last fiscal year, SC Johnson donated over 2 million products and worked with 650 partners.
Giving money where it counts
SC Johnson’s donations target three core areas

Giving is the right thing to do, but it’s important that we do it in the right way. That’s how we can make the most impact. 

In the last fiscal year, we supported 650 partners through donations. We target our charitable giving in three core areas of focus to create a healthier world, a world with more opportunity and a more sustainable world. 

SC Johnson Philanthropy
We donate with intention

Our three core areas of focus:

A healthier world 
We give to social initiatives that support the prevention and eradication of vector-borne diseases. 

A world with more opportunity
We give to programs that ensure quality and inclusive education through literacy initiatives, early childhood intervention, or programs that focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). And we give to programs that help reduce or eliminate poverty.

A more sustainable world
We give to programs that reduce or eliminate plastic waste, advance and promote recycling and improve the environment. 

Major gifts with impact
Recent giving at work for a better world

SC Johnson believes in giving back to communities and helping to make life better for families. Our major financial gifts are making an impact around the world. 

Here’s a roundup of some recent examples:

$5.5 million to Gateway Technical College 
To provide scholarship opportunities for women and people of color in STEM-related career fields in SC Johnson’s headquarters hometown community.

Nearly $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity projects 
To provide access to housing and proper water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for families across Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong.

Over $1 million to Save the Children to help with COVID-19 relief 
To help educate and equip children with resources to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. We also donated $726,000 to Save the Children’s 100 Days of Reading program.

$400,000 in our '20 Days of Giving'

To benefit 20 organizations working in SC Johnson’s hometown communities across the U.S. 

Over $16 million in COVID-19 relief
To help people on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, through financial assistance and product donations. This total encompasses some of our other gifts, including the dollars we donated to Save the Children.

Spotlight on Spain
Supporting healthy habits and 'Giggle Doctors'

Local giving matters. We believe in making a difference in the communities where we live and work around the world. 

In Spain, we have longstanding partnerships with three organizations, focused on helping support youth and education. 

Fundación Balia por la Infancia provides educational support and activities, this year focusing on after-school activities that grow self-esteem, healthy habits and STEM learning.

Fundación Numen enables education for young people with cerebral paralysis. Our partnership is supporting adapted transport to help them access fun, life-enhancing recreational activities.

Theodora Foundation arranges for “Giggle Doctors” to visit children in hospitals, bringing them magical moments during challenging times. Our support will help them reach almost 900 hospitalized children and their families this year.

Diversity and Inclusion
In fiscal year 2020, we donated over 2 million products and worked with 650+ partners. 
Products for progress
We donate products to make a difference

In addition to monetary donations, we donate SC Johnson products. An example? We give insect repellents and cleaning supplies to help mitigate the spread of disease
and support cleanup operations after natural disasters. 

In 2020, we donated over 2 million products.

Charitable giving is in our DNA
SC Johnson’s longstanding commitment

We’re proud of our longstanding commitment to charitable giving. H.F. Johnson, Jr., the third-generation leader of SC Johnson, used to say that in order to have a healthy environment inside a company, you have to have a healthy environment outside in the community.

That’s a belief we still stand by today and we continually put it into action, through donations that help strengthen communities and benefit families.