We’re in homes, refrigerators and special moments. But, more importantly, we’re in the heart of communities.

Nourishing communities.

At Dean Foods, we recognize how privileged we are to be welcomed into homes and communities across the country. That’s why we hold ourselves to the highest standards when it comes to being good neighbors.

Our work in the community sits on two levels: corporate giving through the Dean Foods Foundation and grass-roots giving made possible by our local presence and the generosity of our people. So whenever you reach for a Dean Foods product, you can feel good about more than the taste.

We’re proud to support national organizations
that are nourishing the bodies and minds of children and promoting dairy stewardship.


Our Partnerships

Dean Foods Foundation

With the goal of strengthening lives through the goodness of dairy, we invest in organizations that help communities thrive.

learn-more Learn more

Local giving and volunteerism

Through our local plants and brands, we grow close relationships with communities from coast to coast.

learn-more Learn more

Dairy Stewardship

Dairy begins at the cow – so we start there, taking a proactive, responsible approach to animal welfare from the farm to the fridge.

learn-more Learn more

Giving on a national scale

in scholarships awarded to employees’ children from 2010-2016
On average,
1 gallon
of milk donated
every 13 seconds
Since 2010, the Dean Foods Foundation has given nearly $250,000 to the Future Farmers of America, including funding 130 scholarships for students pursuing degrees in agricultural animal science
Dean Foods Milk Money Fund
helping employees across the country meet immediate needs during times of crisis. Employees contribute to the fund, which is available to all Dean Foods employees.

A healthy future

Beyond enriching lives, we believe Dean Foods can play an important role in enriching communities, good causes and the environment.

Environmental sustainability

We’re driven to do right by the environment by committing to large-scale sustainability efforts.

learn-more Learn more

Social responsibility

From dairy stewardship to employee safety, the goodness goes far beyond the products we sell.

learn-more Learn more

Corporate philanthropy

Through the Dean Foods Foundation, we take our responsibility to communities seriously.

learn-more Learn more