The Avery Dennison Foundation & Corporate Social Responsibility

Avery Dennison’s strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) ethos and a spirit of giving can be traced back to 1935 and the company’s founder, Stan Avery. 

As a company, we are committed to being a force for good in our global community, guided by our company values.

Through employee volunteerism and financial support from the company and the Avery Dennison Foundation, our CSR efforts extend around the world, and make a meaningful impact in our communities.

Our 2022 Impact

In 2022, Avery Dennison and the Avery Dennison Foundation contributed more than $5.1 million to our communities. Learn more about how we’re making a material difference in our communities, everyday.

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The Avery Dennison Foundation envisions a diverse, equitable, sustainable global community where people and the planet thrive. Our mission is to support communities globally to address inequities through improved education access, environmental sustainability and secure livelihoods.

Education Access
We support organizations addressing inequitable access to educational opportunities.

Environmental Sustainability
We support efforts to improve environmental sustainability through climate resilience, mitigation and adaptation.

Secure Livelihoods
We support causes that increase access to economic opportunities for marginalized populations.

The Avery Dennison Foundation invites applications from NGOs globally doing work that aligns with our three strategic impact areas. Learn more about our grantmaking program, read our guidelines, and apply here.

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“I am so grateful for the dedication of Avery Dennison, the Foundation, and our employees to helping our communities and being a force for good. We are stronger together.”

Employee Driven Impact

Our employees advance our community investment efforts through their own giving and volunteerism. Across the globe, Avery Dennison employees are supporting their communities in numerous ways. Visit our blog and LinkedIn for highlights.

Granting Wishes

Granting Wishes

ADF’s Granting Wishes program awards grants to employee-nominated NGOs around the world. Employees are also encouraged to organize volunteer days with their colleagues to support the organization. 


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ADF works in partnership with the company’s regional DEI councils and employee resource groups to identify organizations that align with and address regional DEI priorities and challenges.

“Thank you for entrusting us with these resources and investing in our climate-focused work in South East Asia! I wanted to add that we really appreciated how the Foundation’s trust-based approach is reinforced through every step of the process. We are looking forward to continuing our work together.”

Disaster Relief

Avery Dennison employees stand together in times of crisis, and while we can’t predict the next crisis or disaster, we can be prepared to respond and offer aid. Guided by the Avery Dennison Foundation, we understand the best response to crisis and disasters is to support local experts. Avery Dennison Foundation partners with GlobalGiving to support emerging needs in-country and provide employees with a way to support affected colleagues.

Global Pandemic

Global Pandemic

ADF responded to Avery Dennison employees and communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. COVID-19 Rapid Community Response Fund awarded grants to organizations providing basic needs. ADF also launched an Employee Assistance Fund to support employees and their families. Additional grants to countries hardest hit by the pandemic helped address dire healthcare needs. As global pandemic-related employment impacts diminished, ADF made a final round of grants to address food security for marginalized communities. 



In 2022, Avery Dennison expressed solidarity with the people of Ukraine. ADF established a Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, which with employee contributions, raised funds for NGOs serving communities in Ukraine and other countries aiding Ukrainian refugees. Employees in Europe contributed to humanitarian relief by collecting donations, medical equipment and assisting refugees. ADF complemented efforts by making additional grants supporting humanitarian relief to the King Baudouin Foundation, UNICEF, and the International Medical Corps.

“We all feel very honored to partner with the Avery Dennison Foundation and its grant to Ascendance which will develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills among youth in Malaysia. The Foundation is really something very unique about Avery Dennison and demonstrates how much the company cares about the community.”


Check out the latest stories about how we’re making progress on our vision to help people and planet thrive in a more diverse, equitable, and sustainable global community.

Avery Dennison Foundation Shares a New Strategy to Address Global Challenges
Avery Dennison North America sites raise over $500k for United Way
Inventing the Future