The Clorox Company Foundation
THE 2012 CLOROX COMPANY FOUNDATION GRANTS*
100 organizations reached26,000 young people
For almost a century, through our products, our people and our donations, The Clorox Company
has strived to make everyday life better, every day for our consumers, customers and communities.
At the center of our commitment stands The Clorox Company Foundation, awarding
grants to nonprofit partners who work tirelessly to build healthy and vibrant communities. In
the past year, the foundation has helped nearly 100 organizations reach more than 26,000
young people in the Oakland, California, area and thousands of others in cities across the U.S.
Since 1980, the foundation has focused on K–12 education, youth development, and civic and
cultural programs. By supporting these kinds of local organizations, we help to build the
confidence of our young people, provide them with new opportunities to develop their talents
and help them to see how they can build their own better tomorrow. And through our support
of artistic and cultural organizations, we aim to help build vibrant communities where we all
learn from our differences and celebrate our diversity.
* This is a list of selected grants. Most grants are between $5,000 and $10,000.
In addition to financial giving, we know community involvement and volunteerism are integral
parts of our business and culture. That’s why Clorox supports the generous individual actions
of our employees, who play an important role in giving back through their time and money.
Through this report, I hope you will see why I
continue to be so proud of the difference that
this company and its people are able to make
in our communities.
Donald R. Knauss
Chairman I The Clorox Company Foundation
Chief Executive Officer I The Clorox Company
Go to www.thecloroxcompany.com/corporate-responsibility/purpose/ to learn more about:
The Clorox Company Foundation I Grant Guidelines I Applying for a Grant I Volunteerism I GIFT
Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has awarded cash grants
totaling more than $87 million to nonprofit organizations, schools and colleges. Since its
inception, the foundation has focused on supporting effective programs that serve youth,
kindergarten through 12th-grade education, and cultural and civic organizations. The foundation
supports the communities surrounding our headquarters and manufacturing facilities, as
well as other organizations in which Clorox employees are involved. In addition, in fiscal year
2012, The Clorox Company made product donations valued at $15 million.
The Clorox Company
made product donations
valued at $15 million.
to nonprofit organizations
Our Partnership with the
East Bay Community Foundation
Since 2002, we have partnered with the East Bay
Community Foundation (EBCF), and with their expertise
in grantmaking, donor support, education and economic development,
we’ve increased the impact of our giving. We have also
sponsored EBCF seminars that are designed to help nonprofits
with growth and sustainability.
Education is an essential tool for economic achievement, advancement and mobility.
We support programs that develop the knowledge, skills and abilities required to expand educational
opportunities. Our investments have helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations greatly increase opportunity
and advancement for young people in our communities, including:
• The East Oakland Youth Development Center, which serves
more than 2,000 young people annually, offering everything
from homework help to cooking classes to mentoring, college
access and job preparation.
• Girls Incorporated of Alameda County, as it continues to
inspire more than 7,500 girls to be strong, smart and bold
through programs that build self-esteem, foster creativity
and promote critical thinking skills.
• Community Resources for Science, where 408 scientist
volunteers are giving 7,000 students at 19 Oakland Unified
School District elementary schools an opportunity to
experience science firsthand.
We believe a healthy community includes a vibrant
cultural landscape — one that nourishes the mind and spirit
through museums and the performing and visual arts. Circus
and theater artistry is alive and well in West Oakland, thanks
to Prescott Circus. The Prescott Clowns make more than 50
appearances annually and entertain more than 25,000. The
Oakland Youth Orchestra brings together a diverse group of
young people from across the Bay Area for quality musical
instruction. In a setting where differences are embraced,
exposure to classical music and leadership skills in concert
planning are emphasized.
Employee Giving (time, money, hope) — Clorox employees are at the heart of our philanthropy, and we are
proud of the positive impact they make in their communities. Clorox people are generous with their time and
money, supporting a broad range of nonprofit organizations. And because doing the right thing is one of our
core values, we have programs that support their efforts:
Workplace Giving — Getting Involved for Tomorrow
• A record-setting 52 percent of eligible employees participated
in the 2012 GIFT Campaign.
• Employees supported 2,100 nonprofit organizations through
the GIFT Campaign.
Volunteer Program — Sharing Time and Talent
• Our employees volunteered 78,000 hours, valued at $1.7
million,* to causes that are meaningful to them.
• This year, more than 75 employee volunteers raised $83,000
for scholarships. This, combined with a $30,000 foundation
grant, funded 30 Marcus Foster Educational Institute
scholarships for Oakland high school seniors, many
of whom are first-generation college students.
Field Grant Program — Building & Supporting
• We supported 257 nonprofit organizations through small
giving programs in Clorox communities outside of the
San Francisco Bay Area.
*The financial equivalent is determined by using $21.79 per volunteer hour, which is based on
the 2011 industry standard from Independent Sector, a leading nonprofit organization that
determines the financial equivalent for a variety of volunteer initiatives.
We are also proud to help when
disaster strikes. Clorox® liquid
bleach purifies water and disinfects
hard surfaces. Bleach saves lives and,
next to water, is the most requested
item in times of disaster. In fiscal 2012,
we worked closely with the American
Red Cross and Feeding America to aid
in the cleanup efforts in:
gallons of bleach
North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Hurricane
Irene, Pennsylvania, Midwestern U.S.
FOUNDATION COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS
$3.5 Million (unaudited)
Field Grant Programs
Cultural and Civic Grants
Education and Youth Development Grants
Employee Matching Programs
THE CLOROX COMPANY FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Donald R. Knauss Chairman
Jacqueline P. Kane President
Charles R. Conradi Vice President/Treasurer
Victoria Jones Vice President/Secretary
Jeffrey J. Brubaker Trustee
Paola Gonzalez Trustee
THE CLOROX COMPANY FOUNDATION STAFF
Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Community Relations
Community Relations Manager
Community Relations Specialist
Coordinator, Global Government Affairs and Community Relations
East Bay Community Foundation
East Bay Community Foundation
PO BOX 24305
OAKLAND, CA 94623