Established in 1952, the Kimberly-Clark Foundation and its mission of charitable giving enable Kimberly-Clark to bring to life our purpose of Better Care for a Better World.
Through strategic partnerships and long-term investments, the Foundation partners with global NGOs and local nonprofits to help deliver meaningful and sustainable change in line with our social impact strategy, focusing on maternal and infant health, womens’ and girls’ empowerment, and access to clean water, safe sanitation, and hygiene. Its ultimate goal is driving systems change in communities around the world for generations to come. The Foundation plays an important role in helping to achieve the company’s ambition to advance the well-being of 1 billion people in underserved global communities by 2030.
Extending Kimberly-Clark's impact beyond direct corporate funding and employee-led giving, the Foundation supports targeted causes through financial contributions, Kimberly-Clark product donations, and volunteer hours.
Each year, Kimberly-Clark employees around the world participate in volunteer activities that address specific community needs through local nonprofit organizations. In 2021, twenty Kimberly-Clark sites in the U.S. conducted United Way employee giving campaigns. Despite limitations on in-person volunteering and fundraising due to COVID-19, our people were able to raise $1.7 million for United Way chapters across the country—an amount that doubled to $3.4 million after a matching gift from the Kimberly-Clark Foundation.
Each year, the Kimberly-Clark Foundation’s Community Partners program provides $500 grants to charitable organizations to which U.S. employees or their spouses have volunteered at least 30 hours. U.S. employees can also double their personal donations to qualified charitable organizations through the Foundation’s Matching Gifts program.