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
In 2011, Kimberly-Clark and our employees contributed $32.1
million in cash and product donations for charitable causes
worldwide. As part of that amount, the Kimberly-Clark Foundation
matched $1.25 million in employee giving and awarded more than
$850,000 in grants to charities where our employees or their
spouses volunteered more than 84,000 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
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
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