DOW continues its support of Habitat for Humanity in 2015, expanding on the long-standing collaborative partnership to address global housing and sanitation issues, helping thousands of families have access to safe, decent, affordable housing.
For over 30 years, Dow has partnered with Habitat to provide energy-efficient home insulation product donations, extensive employee volunteerism and financial contributions. Dow products and funding have supported more than 45,000 homes across five continents.
With first-time builds in Ethiopia, Argentina, Colombia and Nepal, Dow is increasing its support to a total of 30 countries since becoming Habitat’s first national partner in 1983.
VALSPAR is a driving force behind A Brush with Kindness , Habitat for Humanity’s exterior Home Preservation program transforming neighborhoods by painting home exteriors and providing minor repairs and landscaping in partnership with low-income, disabled and senior homeowners.
As Habitat’s national paint partner, Valspar provided Habitat affiliates with 2.2 million gallons of paint through 2014, bringing total cash and paint donations to more than $60 million since 2002. In 2015, the Valspar Corporation announced a five-year pledge of $36 million in paint and funding to support Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing work.
STATE FARM employees recently awarded Habitat for Humanity $270,000 in funding as part of the company’s annual Founder’s Day celebration. The new funding builds on $800,000 that State Farm donated to Habitat earlier this year for 30 grants to help youth work with local Habitat affiliates and families. This is the eighth year State Farm has been the national corporate sponsor of Habitat’s Youth Programs  which are designed to engage youth and young adults in the organization’s work to eliminate poverty housing.
State Farm has supported Habitat for Humanity since 1994 and has served as the national corporate sponsor of Habitat’s youth programs since 2007. To date, more than half a million young people have been involved in Habitat’s work and more than $40 million have been raised as a direct result of State Farm donations of $6.7 million.