Social impact

The Clorox Company Foundation

The Clorox Company Foundation

Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has a mission to foster healthy and inclusive communities so people can be well and thrive. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded cash grants totaling nearly $140 million to nonprofit organizations.

The foundation’s signature theme of health security is tied to its mission and The Clorox Company’s purpose: We champion people to be well and thrive, every single day.

Signature theme: health security

Signature theme: health security

Health security is based on the belief that health and wellness is a basic human right. The Clorox Company Foundation focuses its philanthropy on efforts to help ensure equal opportunities for under-resourced people within our communities. We provide support to improve their overall physical and mental health and help them flourish. We’re also aligning our foundation giving to programs that advance the relevant U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

Based on the promise of health security, the foundation focuses on programs that support three areas:

Racial Justice

Organizations that are working at the community level to address social determinants of health and racial equality issues.

Youth Development/Education

Programs that increase equity of opportunity, access and outcomes to create lasting social impact.


Organizations that focus on solving environmental justice issues that disproportionately impact urban areas and communities of color.

Organizations that:

  • Educate and/or provide supplies to people/healthcare facilities.
  • Conduct research regarding infection control/preventing the spread of germs and disease in a post-pandemic life.

Organizations that focus on emergency preparedness, response and recovery locally and nationally.

The foundation serves the communities surrounding our Oakland, California, headquarters as well as those surrounding our remote offices and manufacturing facilities. We also support public health on a global level through the American Red Cross and other partners, donating cash and disinfecting products to address pandemics such as COVID-19 and Ebola. For more information on our disaster relief efforts, click here.

To learn more about The Clorox Company Foundation grantmaking, eligibility and guidelines, please click the links below.

Employee giving & volunteering

Employee giving & volunteering

In addition to providing cash grants and product donations to nonprofits, we champion employee engagement by matching employee donations through our workplace giving program, or GIFT, and rewarding our employees’ volunteer hours.