Focus Areas

The Celanese Foundation focuses on initiatives to improve the fundamental living conditions of people, with an emphasis on families and children. We are focused on areas of great need, where we can bring the resources and expertise of our corporation and our employees together with local partners to create meaningful, sustained change. Learn more about each focus area by hovering over the area of interest. Additional information is available in What We Do.


Families make up the fabric of our community and they play an important role in helping children succeed. Families that are impacted by violence, drug abuse and unemployment are just a few causes that we support in order to keep our community safe.

Primary Education

Helping children, especially those in high-risk, high-poverty communities, requires special attention and support that many public schools cannot easily provide. Celanese Foundation financial gifts and volunteer efforts help students reach their full potential in school. We support organizations that are dedicated to providing academic, social and emotional support to help students graduate high school.

Safe Places to Live and Grow

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself or herself and family, yet this basic need remains unmet for many. Through Foundation support organizations designed to provide shelter to those impacted by homelessness or natural disaster, assist those affected by domestic violence and empower men and women to build and nurture their families.

Our Primary Mission

Get Involved

Welcome to the Celanese Foundation, an employee-led effort dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world. Our investments go directly to the charities we believe in and support through our own dollars and volunteer time.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Celanese Foundation focuses on creating opportunities for at-risk families to learn, grow and thrive. Our focus areas support programs and causes around families, primary education and safe places to live and grow. Through partnerships in our communities, Celanese employees guide our decision-making process and are involved in all aspects of our community support.

Organizations that receive funding have missions aligned with the Foundation’s focus areas.

We can make a difference together

June 27, 2017 at 1:39 pm

Thanks to our Budapest employees for volunteering at the Noé Animal Shelter. The team helped paint dog kennels and walk the dogs. #improvingtheworld #volunteer #askmewhy

June 27, 2017 at 9:32 am

The Amsterdam Women’s Impact Network (WIN) invited the American Women's Club of Amsterdam (AWCA) to present on FAWCO's “Hope Beyond Displacement,” a social action project that focuses on educating and empowering women and girls within refugee families in Amman, Jordan. The heart of the project is helping girls get into the classroom. Education is not a guarantee for all refugee children in Jordan. With an annual cost of $100 per child for school supplies, books and a uniform, it is expensive for most families, especially those who have several children. After sharing the project’s background, participants were invited to paint their nails and raise their hands as a sign of support for the cause. Many contributed financially to the project and raised a total of 450 Euros which will be matched by the Celanese Foundation. #improvingtheworld

Celanese June 6, 2017 at 8:50 am

RT @EmergencyShelte: @celanese Our #1 fan Kassie H from the Florence location! She is our sunshine & smiles #volunteer #improvingtheworld…

Celanese May 31, 2017 at 10:20 am

Great friendships are formed when employees #volunteer together. #improvingtheworld #askmewhy