BASF Donates $20,000 to 15 Charities and Organizations in Tennessee

Originally published at BASF ranked No. 12 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021.


On Jan. 12, BASF announced that it donated $20,000 to 15 local charities and organizations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last year as part of its annual donations and support for the area.

With most of the donations occurring around the holidays, BASF contributed $5,000 to United Way, $2,000 to the Chattanooga Police Department, and $1,000 each to these 13 organizations:

  • Brainerd High School
  • Chattanooga Area Food Bank
  • Chattanooga Fire Department
  • Chattanooga Hamilton County Rescue Service
  • Chattanooga NAACP
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department
  • Hamilton County Humane Educational Society
  • McKamey Animal Center
  • Northside Neighborhood House
  • Red Bank High School
  • The Salvation Army’s Chattanooga Area Command
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

“Chattanooga is a great place to live and work,” said Rob Gagliano, Site Director of BASF’s Chattanooga facility. “This community has been wonderful to us over the years, so we’re thankful for any opportunity to show our support and assist organizations who do such great work in the area.”

BASF’s Chattanooga facilities produce a wide range of high-quality polymer dispersions with safety, sustainability and innovation as top priorities. With operations in Chattanooga and Sparta, BASF employs approximately 300 people in Tennessee and invests nearly $23 million in the state through annual payroll, purchases, taxes and charitable contributions.

For more information about BASF in Tennessee, visit

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