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In 1998, Rohm and Haas Company launched a special grant-making program called the Community Partnership Initiative (CPI).  Today, that program, now called DowGives, grants funds in communities throughout the United States, including Knoxville, where Dow has a presence.

The DowGives program is managed by the Knoxville Plant Community Advisory Panel (CAP).  The CAP is an open forum for community representatives and the local Dow facility to discuss the goals, activities and concerns of both the local plant and the surrounding community.

The CAP is responsible for identifying a focus for the grant, requesting proposals, evaluating grant applications and, ultimately, awarding the grant to the winning non-profit organization. To determine the focus for DowGives in our community, the CAP recently polled community leaders to identify the most pressing local need.  The response from local leaders was clear: community land use projects that involve: beautification, greenways, parks, neighborhood cleanup, neighborhood involvement and community pride, historical preservation and environmental improvement.

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The target communities for the DowGives grant are programs or projects located within a three-mile radius of the Dow Knoxville operations which includes the communities of Fort Sanders, Lonsdale, Mechanicsville and West View.

For more information, please go to:

Past DowGives Winners: Profiles of grants awarded in our community.

Apply for DowGives: Details on the criteria and timetable used to evaluate your application.  This section also includes a link to download a blank copy of the grant application form in Word as well as instructions for submitting your completed application.