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Community Engagement

Making a difference in and for our communities is part of the proud Sherwin-Williams legacy. Our community engagement efforts include an intentional focus on supporting causes and charitable organizations important to our employees, communities, customers and stakeholders around the world. We strive to maximize our community engagement impact by committing to causes where we believe we can make the biggest difference for our neighbors.

Inspiring Positive Change for Our Neighbors

Led by The Sherwin-Williams Foundation, and supported by our employees, our charitable giving is accomplished through strategic affiliations with key community partners. We prioritize support for efforts seeking to create sustainable impact in the following focus areas: 

  • Access to safe and healthy housing 
  • Advancing a skilled workforce that sustains inclusive, vibrant communities 
  • Beautifying and preserving assets around the world 

Amplifying the contributions of employees through significant investments in matching gifts and providing tools to ensure they can easily connect with and support those causes most important to them remains a hallmark of our matching gifts program. In addition, Sherwin-Williams supports employee giving by covering all administrative fees associated with donations made through the Company’s online giving platform.

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Community Engagement

Meeting the Needs of Our Communities

Our local teams are empowered to provide product and talent to preserve and beautify community assets throughout our footprint. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) actively support our communities, creating programs and campaigns to provide support where it is needed most.


The impactful work of our ERGs included the following highlights in 2022:

  • Sherwin-Williams PrideWorks Cleveland Chapter and PSG Cleveland District teamed up to refresh the patio furniture at the Cleveland LGBT Community Center. The Company donated paint and supplies for the project, and PrideWorks volunteers primed and painted the chairs and tables on the agency’s terrace.
  • Following the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, in May 2022, members of our newly formed HOLA ERG established a fundraiser through the employee giving portal to support victims and survivors. Within two weeks, our employees raised more than $7,000 for the Community Foundation of Texas Hill Country, Uvalde Strong Fund.
  • The Seattle District Veteran’s Committee assembled and shipped approximately 50 care packages for active service members nominated by employees in the district.
  • Members of the Raleigh District African American Network partnered with the Raleigh-Durham chapter of the Leaders of Tomorrow®, a youth mentorship program organized by the National Black MBA Association®, to offer guidance and coaching for members competing in the Business Case Competition Program in Atlanta. Through the course and leadership summit, graduate minority business students compete for scholarships and employment opportunities.

Uplifting Fellow Employees During Crises

When disaster strikes and crisis occurs, we respond. Through the Company’s Employee Relief Fund and other employee-driven efforts, team members donate their time and talents and raise thousands of dollars in support of employees and their families affected by natural disaster or hardship. 


For example, many employees led efforts in the EMEAI region in 2022 to support and care for our impacted employees, customers and refugees amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Our employees in Poland, France, the Netherlands, the U.K. and beyond worked to help the affected families and communities. All the while, they remained focused on ensuring employee safety and meeting the needs of our customers.