Hexion's Numerous Efforts to Support the Community

July 22, 2022
Hexion Cares 2023

Hexion gives generously to many nonprofits and organizations—especially those that support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Hexion is committed to supporting the communities in which we operate and the wellbeing of our associates. In turn, Hexion recognizes that volunteering positively impacts our neighbors and our associates. To further encourage our U.S.-based associates to volunteer, and recognize them for their hard work and commitment, Hexion introduced an Associate Volunteer Grant Program in 2021. Following achievement of certain milestones of volunteer hours, associates directed a grant to the nonprofit they support. For example, after 25 hours of volunteer work by a Hexion associate, the nonprofit would receive $250, and for 50 hours of volunteering, the organization would receive $500. In 2021, we allocated $25,000 to support this initiative. In addition, in 2021, Hexion associates logged approximately 6,031 volunteer hours, which more than doubled its total compared to the prior year.

Since 1992, members and the Board of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) have publicly recognized local philanthropic leaders and celebrated their impact in our community through National Philanthropy Day®.
The Chapter noted that “this day of recognition of personal and corporate impact is the highlight of our chapter’s witness to the broader community. It celebrates the unique partnership of donor and fundraiser. The National Philanthropy Day® celebration in Columbus during November, the traditional month of giving thanks, is one of the largest in the nation.”

We are committed to creating positive impacts on the communities in which we work. In additional to financial support, nearly 90 percent of Hexion sites participated in at least one community impact event in 2020 despite the pandemic.
As the Company’s global headquarters, Hexion’s Columbus-based associates were pleased to support the local community through a number of key initiatives, including:

United Way of Central Ohio

Hexion continues to support the long-standing partnership with the United Way of Central Ohio. Hexion has donated more than $6 million in associate-matching corporate contributions to this organization since 1996. In 2021, despite COVID-19 limitations, Hexion surpassed its financial goal for this program by more than $27,000 and had the highest participation rate in recent history.

American Heart Association

Since 2009, Hexion has joined with the AHA in fighting heart disease and stroke by raising nearly $225,000 in support of the mission. Hexion served as the Start Line sponsor of the 2021 American Heart Association Central Ohio Virtual Heart Walk. The AHA is also focused on addressing heart disease and stroke among diverse populations. The Company’s ongoing support of the Central Ohio Heart Walk reflects our core values of corporate social responsibility. We strive to support causes that impact the communities where our associates live and work, while remaining committed to supporting organizations that invest in research to solve complex challenges.

Columbus Early Learning Center

Hexion has supported this organization focused on providing family services and childcare services for more than six years through various activities.


Since 2012, with more than 200 associates volunteering or riding, Hexion has raised more than $500,000 for cancer research. Additionally, Hexion is proud to support Homeless Families Foundation, Community Shelter Board, American Red Cross, Children’s Hunger Alliance, YWCA and many other organizations.

2021 Community Service Areas of Focus

  • Children and Youth
  • Community Development
  • Disaster Recovery and Wildlife Conservation
  • Community Outreach
  • Youth and Education
  • Feeding the Hungry
  • Health and Senior Care
  • Cancer Research
  • STEM
  • Mental Health Support
  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Heart Health Research