Our Purpose

The Dean Foods Foundation is committed to Strengthening Lives Through the Goodness of Dairy through our community partnerships.

Our Strategic Giving Approach

We invest in organizations that are based in the Dallas area (home to our corporate headquarters) and those that are national in scope with a mission that supports our giving priorities.

Childhood Nutrition

Ensuring children in our communities have access to the healthy foods they need to grow and thrive

Youth Leadership

Providing opportunities for youth to engage in leadership and educational enrichment programs

Dairy Stewardship

Promoting dairy stewardship to support best practices in animal welfare

Disaster Relief

Supporting disaster response effort in times of crisis


For more information, please contact The Dean Foods Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Local Giving and Product Donations

Dean Foods Company has nearly 70 local dairy plants across the country that support the specific and unique needs of their communities through financial contributions and product donations. Our local support reinforces our commitment to nurturing and supporting the communities where we operate. Our local brands provide fresh dairy and other products to community organizations nationwide so families in need have access to nutritious food. In areas where Dean Foods Company has operations, requests for contributions should be sent to the local business. All decisions are made locally, and we do not accept product requests at the corporate level.

The Dean Foods Foundation does not provide product donations.