Dow Corning Community Fund
Dow Corning Corporation has always believed that it is not simply a duty, but a privilege, to give back to the communities where its employees work and live. In 2013, the Dow Corning Foundation established a Donor Advised Fund with the Community Foundation of Noble County.
Funding recommendations are made by a committee of employees from Dow Corning’s Kendallville site. Dow Corning Foundation’s mission is to improve scientific literacy by increasing access to math, science and technology education at the pre-university level, improve vitality and quality of life in communities where Dow Corning employees work and reside and to increase the utilization of sustainable, innovative technologies to benefit society.
The Dow Corning Foundation Donor Advised Fund considers initiatives that benefit the community surrounding our Kendallville site. Nonprofit organizations may apply for a grant for projects or programs that fit into the following selection criteria:
– Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Grants
– Projects that increase access for those who currently have little or no access to STEM educational opportunities will receive priority consideration. This lack of access may be a matter of economics, gender, racial bias or other factors.
– Community vitality grants: Projects that leverage what local citizens are doing or could do to improve the local quality of life will receive priority consideration.
– Volunteer involvement is important.
– Projects must be sustainable, with plans in place to continue beyond the funding period, and should demonstrate a positive impact on a broad segment of the community.
– Multiple funders should be contributing to the project.
– Sustainability Grants
As part of our commitment to a sustainable future, the Dow Corning Foundation Donor Advised Fund provides grant support to the programs designed to conserve natural resources and reduce the negative impact of our lifestyles on the environment through the use of innovative technologies. In all cases, the grantee must be able to define, measure and report on the progress and results of the proposed project. Projects normally funded by government taxation (other than schools) will not be considered, nor will those that specifically support individuals, veterans, political groups, religious groups for sectarian purposes, conferences, group travel costs, fundraising events, dinners, public advertisements, scholarships or research grants.
March 2 & July 2
Application must be submitted via our online process by deadline.