Donations Criteria

There are hundreds of organizations in Contra Costa County that are doing mission-critical work and we applaud them. In fact, we often wish we could fund all those groups that have such a positive impact on our employees, their neighbors, family and friends. But we can’t.

Based on what the community told us is important to them – and based on Dow priorities – we have set some very clear guidelines as to the types of organizations we give to. First and foremost, the organization must be a 501©(3), school, or municipality.Second, it must serve the residents within East Contra Costa County. And third, it must impact those areas the community told us were so important – the environment, education or employment opportunities.

To learn more about how to apply for funding or find out if your organization qualifies.(23KB PDF)

In addition, the Dow CAP distributes nearly $15,000 each year through a competitive grant process. Learn More

We also are one of East County’s largest supporters of United Way of the Bay Area, donating nearly $50,000 each year to the local chapter and involving 55 employees (in 2008) in the Week of Caring.

Organizations Dow has Supported in the Past (partial list)

    East County Boys & Girls Club

    Junior Achievement

    Los Medanos College Foundation

    Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Mt. Diablo Region YMCA

    Muir Heritage Land Trust

    Opportunity Junction

    Antioch School Education Foundation

    Contra Costa Economic Partnership

    Delta 2000

    EarthTeam

    Lawrence Hall of Science

    Lindsay Wildlife Museum

    Marine Science Institute

    United Way of the Bay Area