Dow announces 2014 Dow Gives - Community Grants Program
Feb. 27, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Updated Feb. 26, 2014 at 8:27 p.m.
Nonprofit organizations making positive contributions to long-term success of their communities have a chance to earn up to $10,000 in funding from the Dow Chemical Company Foundation through the 2014 Dow Gives - Community Grant Program offered from Dow Seadrift Operations.
The online application deadline is 4 p.m. April 24.
A link to the online application, the program's guidelines and frequently asked questions are available on the Seadrift Operations web site at uccseadrift.com.
The program supports one-time project costs that have positive long-term impacts. The grant funding must be used for tangible, reusable items such as equipment, construction materials or re-usable supplies.
Past projects that have received funding have included equipment for volunteer fire departments, educational equipment, playground equipment and environmental education projects.
Applicants must be tax-exempt charitable or nonprofit organizations, schools, or municipal or government agencies and be based in Calhoun or Victoria counties or the communities of Austwell or Tivoli.
Faith-based organizations can also apply, provided their projects benefit the community as a whole and do not promote one religion over others.
An information session about the program will be from 10-11 a.m. March 19 at the Dow Seadrift Operations Clubhouse on state Highway 185. To reserve a place, email FFPCONT@dow.com or call 361-553-3058. All organizations interested in applying for the program are encouraged to attend to get details about eligibility and the selection process.
Since 2004, Dow's community grants program has distributed about $550,000 in the Seadrift Operations area. Winners are selected by a committee made up of Seadrift Operations employees and external community members.