Eligible organizations may apply for a grant. Three types of grants are available:

Community Youth Grants

Two types of Community Youth Grants are available:

K-12 Youth Group Grants

Grants of up to $1,000 are available to K-12 youth groups in the Great Lakes Bay Region who complete 50 collective hours of volunteer service and are affiliated with a non-profit organization or public/private school. These grants are administered by local foundations, based on funds available.

To apply, contact your local area community foundation:

Contact Information

Midland Area Community Foundation
Contact: Nicole Wilson
Email: nwilson@midlandfoundation.org
Phone: 989-839-9661, ext. 34
Website: www.midlandfoundation.org

Bay Area Community Foundation
Contact: Lisa Bourdon-Krause
Email: lkrause@bayfoundation.org
Phone: 989-893-4438
Website: www.bayfoundation.org

Saginaw Community Foundation
Contact: Brian Jackson
Email: brian@saginawfoundation.org
Phone: 989-755-0545
Website: www.saginawfoundation.org

Community Impact Grants

Grants to community non-profit organizations are available for projects within the Great Lakes Bay Region that align to Building the Workforce of Tomorrow and Innovating for Global Solutions.

These grants are for high impact, one-time projects, requiring more than $10,000. Only a select number of projects will be approved in this category.

An organization may only apply by invitation. A representative from Dow will reach out to the organizations, upon review, you will receive a link to apply.

Community Donor-Advised Grants

Community Donor-advised Grants are for requests $10,000 or less. They are provided by Dow and administered by local Community Foundations. These grants must meet the same eligibility criteria as other Dow grants.

To apply, contact your local community foundation:

Contact Information

Midland Area Community Foundation
Contact: Melissa Kesterson
Email: MKesterson@midlandfoundation.org
Phone: 989-839-9661 x32
Website: www.midlandfoundation.org

Bay Area Community Foundation
Contact: Lisa Bourdon-Krause
Email: lkrause@bayfoundation.org
Phone: 989-893-4438
Website: www.bayfoundation.org

Saginaw Community Foundation
Contact: Kendra Kempf
Email: kendra@saginawfoundation.org
Phone: 989-755-0545
Website: www.saginawfoundation.org