The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) is pleased to announce its 2017 Dow Gives Community Grants Program and Dow Gives Education Grants Program for its Texas Operations site. The Community Grants Program will give local community non-profits the opportunity to earn up to $20,000 in funding for projects that contribute to long-term community sustainability and success. The Education Grants Program gives K-12 public and private schools the opportunity to apply for a STEM grant of up to $10,000. The application deadline is Friday, September 15, 2017.
In today’s ever-changing world of technology, math and science skills are more important than ever. In the fall of 2016, 15 local schools were selected to receive grants from The Dow Chemical Company Foundation to enhance their science and math programs in the classroom. The winning schools will now have the opportunity to incorporate new technology and curriculum enhancements to the science, technology, engineering and math programs they offer their students.
The Texas Innovation Center (TXINN) has been generating plenty of positive vibes for the Lake Jackson area since the project was announced in 2014, creating construction jobs and representing significant investment in the downtown area. A full year after The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) assumed occupancy as the sole tenant of the A.P. Beutel building in August 2015, the Texas Innovation Center (TXINN) continues to enrich and inspire the Brazosport region with the first two buildings to receive LEED® Gold certification for Core & Shell from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings.
The recent floods that have impacted Brazoria County have left many pets homeless, creating an influx of animals at the SPCA of Brazoria County in need of a new home. To help these cats and dogs find families, Dow, Lucy Pet Products, and SPCA of Brazoria County have teamed up to host a pet adoption event Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at MacLean Park in Lake Jackson. Dow will cover the cost of all adoption fees. Lucy Pet Products will donate rabies vaccines for all adopted pets and will provide free bags of Cats Incredible Litter and Lucy Pet Dog shampoo and conditioner, along with valuable coupons for the newly adopted pet.