SC Johnson’s corporate giving program gives 5 percent of pretax profits to charity

Fact Sheet: SC Johnson Philanthropy and SCJ Giving, Inc.

For over 80 years: SC Johnson has been giving 5 percent of all pretax profits to charities since 1937. 
SC Johnson corporate philanthropy focuses on social services, education, sustainability and other areas of need.
At SC Johnson, philanthropy and community support are commitments that go back all the way to the beginnings of our story. This commitment was formalized in 1937, when the company began giving 5 percent of all pretax profits to charities each year. In 1959, our charitable fund SC Johnson Giving, Inc. was incorporated to provide further support to the communities where we work and the world at large.

 SC Johnson’s primary corporate giving focus is on organizations that serve or directly affect communities where we have operations. Our areas of interest include the following.

  • Social: Initiatives that support the prevention and eradication of vector borne diseases; programs that help reduce or eliminate poverty.
  • Education: Programs that ensure quality and inclusive education through literacy initiatives, early childhood intervention, or programs that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
  • Environmental & Sustainability: Programs that reduce or eliminate plastic waste, advance and promote recycling, and improve the environment.
  • U.S. Product Contributions

Donations from SC Johnson and SC Johnson Giving, Inc. have provided millions of dollars to organizations that make the world better for families. A few examples in recent years are:

$15 million in financial support and products to help at-risk families combat mosquitoes that could carry Zika virus, primarily in the United States, Caribbean and South America.

$125,000 in an acre-for-acre match campaign that is helping Conservation International and its partners replant approximately 3 million trees in the Amazon region.

$6.5 million to Racine County, our headquarters community, to build a public aquatic center to provide recreation and water safety training for residents.  

$150 million from Fisk Johnson and SC Johnson to Cornell University to support the SC Johnson College of Business – the largest gift ever to the school’s Ithaca campus.

11 million pesos to the Dibujando un Mañana foundation in Mexico to help Mexican girls rise above poverty, homelessness and neglect.

$5 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., to support their American Enterprise exhibition and a state-of-the-art conference center.

$3.5 million to Gateway Technical College to support the SC Johnson Integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Center and its STEM programming.

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EducationSC Johnson Awards $100,000 to Racine-Area Schools, Continuing Commitment to Literacy

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