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Croda Foundation is working to sustainably improve millions of lives.

We do this together with carefully selected organisations, communities and charities around the world, identifying and funding projects that will have a demonstrable, meaningful impact on people’s lives.







Our approach

We seek to have careful deployment of our funding resources to projects that deliver ongoing impact beyond the period of funding, by:

  • Building resilience in communities
  • Strengthening infrastructure in the communities and;
  • Improving biodiversity

This is enhanced where possible with pro-bono Croda knowledge, skills and expertise to maximise impact with our target communities.

Read our strategy for 2023 to 2026 here:

Croda Foundation Strategy: 2023 to 2026

Our focus areas

To support disadvantaged communities and individuals to become self-sustaining by building resilience in our target communities. Enabling them to develop skills, expertise and knowledge that lead to income security and ultimately improve their lives.

To strengthen health infrastructures, increasing access to healthcare and health provision in underserved communities.

To reduce poverty, hunger and improve health by restoring and protecting biodiversity, recognising that better ecosystems lead to improved livelihoods (e.g., through better farming and sanitation).
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Our strategy

The Foundation’s Priority SDGs are directly linked to our focus areas. We recognise that to have sustainable impact our Enabling SDGs will help us achieve our vision.

Priority SDGs:

  • SDG 1: No Poverty
  • SDG 2: Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3: Good Health & Wellbeing
  • SDG 15: Life on Land


Enabling SDGs:

  • SDG 4: Quality Education
  • SDG 6: Clean Water & Sanitation
  • SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth
  • SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17: Partnerships for Sustainable Development
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Our nomination model

Croda Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals from external organisations. Potential partner organisations can be nominated in two ways:

  1. Anyone who is an employee of the Croda Group
  2. At the request of the trustees, Foundation employees seek and find potential organisations which meet the Grantmaking criteria

How we fund

After being selected by Croda Foundation’s Board of Trustees, all grants are restricted to be applied for a specific purpose, with the impact measured and reported on.

When we fund

Croda Foundation’s Trustees meet three times a year to select projects. We are committed to developing multi-year partnerships which make the greatest impact in sustainably improving people’s lives – and can be self-sustaining.

Learn more about our current projects


Our Governance

Croda Foundation, established in 2020, is an independent charitable company set up by FTSE 100 specialty chemicals company, Croda International Plc, and is registered in England and Wales (number: 1196455).  The Foundation is solely funded by generous donations from Croda International Plc and led by an independent Board of Trustees