K-C Foundation

More than a half-century of taking care and giving care.

Established in 1952, the Kimberly-Clark Foundation carries out our mission of charitable giving, which is based on our promise to be a good employer, a good neighbor, and to support causes that improve the lives of the world's families.

The Kimberly-Clark Foundation, together with funding from the corporation and our employees, responds to causes and programs with financial contributions, Kimberly-Clark product donations and volunteer time. The answer could be diapers for thousands of Sri Lankan babies whose homes were destroyed by a terrifying tsunami. It could be health care and education for children in under-developed areas of Latin America, or it may be education programs and resources for American parents that help strengthen families.

In 2012, Kimberly-Clark and our employees contributed $33 million in cash and product donations for charitable causes worldwide. As part of that amount, the Kimberly-Clark Foundation matched $1.5 million in employee giving and awarded about $800,000 in grants to charities where our employees or their spouses volunteered more than 77,000 hours of their time.

Guidelines for Giving

Kimberly-Clark has established the following guidelines for all of our charitable endeavors in our local communities, nationally and internationally.

Local Community Contributions

To thousands of Kimberly-Clark employees, giving of themselves isn't a corporate strategy, it's an extension of our spirit of caring. Each year, thousands of Kimberly-Clark employees worldwide devote their time, talent and financial resources to support community events, local and international causes and disaster relief efforts.

The communities where Kimberly-Clark operates are made better through the special talents and generosity of our people. By matching corporate resources to our employees' hands-on efforts, we recognize the commitment and leadership that our people bring to their communities.

Requests that will not be considered:

  • Support for individuals.
  • Request for scholarships.
  • Donations for religious or political purposes.
  • Contributions to organizations other than those granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Requests from organizations outside the communities where our employees live and work.


National and International Contributions

Kimberly-Clark Corporation and the Kimberly-Clark Foundation have created successful partnerships with charitable organizations that share our dedication to improving the health and well-being of the world's families, including American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, United Way Worldwide and MedShare International.

Due to the large number of requests, we are not able to consider unsolicited requests for national or international contributions.

K-C Wins Catalyst Award for Developing Women Leaders

Kimberly-Clark is a winner of the prestigious 2014 Catalyst Award, honoring initiatives that expand opportunities for women and business.

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K-C giving smashes United Way records

U.S. employees increase donations by 6%, set new record for 5th straight year

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World's Most Ethical Companies

Kimberly-Clark has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies.

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