Dow Seadrift Operations Announces 2016 Dow Gives Community Grants Program

Awards will contribute to community sustainability and success in Victoria and Calhoun Counties

Seadrift, Texas - April 11, 2016

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) is pleased to announce its 2016 Dow Gives Community Grants Program for its Seadrift Operations site. The program will give local community non-profits the opportunity to earn up to $7,500 in funding for projects that contribute to long-term community sustainability and success. The application deadline is Friday, May 20 at 4 p.m.

“In Victoria and Calhoun Counties, numerous community-based organizations are doing great things for our citizens”, said Gabriella Cone, Dow’s Seadrift Operations community relations manager. “Dow is proud to play a part in making these organizations more effective and to help them enable community sustainability and success.”

In order to ensure a competitive and fair application process, the annual selection committee is comprised of Dow employees, retirees and community members who review the applications and evaluate the projects based on their alignment with Dow’s Community Success Goals. The committee is also charged with making sure Dow’s community priorities of environmental sustainability, education, economic development, neighborhood safety and security, and health and wellness are being met in the projects they review.

Applicants must be based Victoria or Calhoun county and be charitable organizations with 501c3 tax-exempt status, municipal or government agencies or faith-based groups whose project benefits the community as a whole. The funding is intended for one-time, tangible purchases that have long-term positive impacts on the quality of life in our local community.

An information session about the program will be held at the Dow Seadrift Operations Clubhouse on Monday, April 18 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Those interested in participating must RSVP to

Since 2004, Dow’s Community Grants Program has distributed approximately $2.2 million to local projects.

Information about the 2016 Dow Gives Community Grants Program and a link to the online application is available at

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at

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Gabriella Cone
Dow Seadrift Operations Public Affairs
+1 979-238-4159