Contributing to Community Success

Accepting Applications Beginning August 1, 2017

The Dow Gives Community Grants Program is an annual competitive grant program designed to support social, economic, or environmental projects that will enhance the quality of life within communities near the Seadrift Operations site. Applicants must be charitable or non-profit organizations (have a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax designation) or be municipal or government agencies. The program is not intended to provide on-going operational funding. Instead, it is directed at one-time, tangible, re-usable project costs that relate to long-term sustainable initiatives meeting the needs of communities near Seadrift Operations. Applications must be received by Friday, September 15, 2017 at 4 p.m. 

The maximum grant funding available is $7,500 per project.

To apply go to http://www.cybergrants.com/dow/applications/open and select “United States of America”, “Texas” and “Seadrift, TX” in the drop down menus. Be sure to complete all sections of the application.

A workshop providing information about the application process, criteria, and examples of past winning organizations will take place at the Seadrift Clubhouse on Tuesday, August 15 at 10 a.m. To register for this free event, please e-mail FFPCONT@dow.com or call 361-553-3058.

What type of projects does the program support?

Projects must provide positive community impact in at least one of the following areas:
Science in Society, Contributing to Community Success, and/or Sustainability.

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • Are one-time input costs that result in long-term benefits
  • Meet an identified community need in the area(s) of Science in Society, Contributing to Community Success and Sustainability
  • Are from organizations that are financially well administered and organized
  • Have measurable results
  • Generate community support and involvement
  • Encourage the participation and involvement of Dow employees and retirees

Who can apply for the Community Grants Program?

Certified 501(c)(3) Non- profit organizations, municipalities, county, governmental or state agencies that reside in Calhoun or Victoria Counties, or in the communities of Tivoli or Austwell. All applications must be endorsed the executive director (or equivalent) of the organization.

Successful projects will be selected by a committee of Dow employees and community members.

The full Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are available below. Please read these the documents thoroughly before applying.

For more information, please contact Seadrift Operations Public Affairs at 361-553-3058.