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Improving the quality of life

About the Dow Corning Foundation

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Dow Corning Foundation Annual Report

Giving Overview

Explore projects and programs funded by Dow Corning Corporation and the Dow Corning Foundation.



View past annual reports

Dow Corning Foundation 2013 Annual Report

Dow Corning Foundation 2012 Annual Report

Dow Corning Foundation 2011 Annual Report

Dow Corning Foundation 2010 Annual Report

News

2014.07.01
Dow Corning Foundation approved nearly $165,000 in grants

2014.05.20
Dow Corning Foundation Donor Advised Funds reach $1 million milestone

2014.05.02
Dow Corning Foundation Donor Advised Funds Award Nearly $135,000 to Regional Schools and Charities in First Quarter

2014.01.28
Dow Corning Foundation Announces Fourth Quarter Grants and 2014 Trustees

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Established in 1981, the Dow Corning Foundation is an endowed fund supported by contributions from Dow Corning Corporation and Hemlock Semiconductor Group.

Our mission

The Dow Corning Foundation is a Michigan not-for-profit corporation registered with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) Private Foundation.

How we demonstrate our commitment to mutually beneficial growth in society

The Dow Corning Foundation invests approximately $1 million per year into local communities.

Through our Donor Advised Funds, established with the Bay, Midland and Saginaw area community foundations, we provide resources that are used in the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan to support local and regional projects and programs that align with the foundation’s mission.

Grant amounts

The Dow Corning Foundation considers grant requests from nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Average grant size is $25,000 to $75,000.

Grant criteria – grant eligibility

Grant requests must meet the following general criteria:

  • Projects must benefit the U.S. communities in which our employees live and work.
  • Projects must align with one or more of our three mission areas – community vitality, education and/or sustainability. See examples.
  • The impact, measurability and sustainability of the project are considered during the evaluation process; however, innovative pilot projects may be funded as well.
What the Dow Corning Foundation does not fund
  • Conferences, group travel costs or dinners
  • Fundraising events
  • Projects normally funded by government taxation
  • Scholarship support
  • Research grants
  • International grants
  • For-profit businesses
  • Personal needs
  • Athletic leagues
  • Projects in geographic areas where Dow Corning Corporation and Hemlock Semiconductor Group do not have a presence
  • Veterans’ or political groups
  • Religious groups for sectarian purposes
  • Groups or organizations that do not meet or comply with our Business Code of Ethics


If you qualify for both the Dow Corning Foundation and the Donor Advised Funds

Please do not apply to both for funding. The Dow Corning Foundation and the Donor Advised
Funds will refer grant requests to one other, when applicable. If you have questions regarding which fund to apply to, you may email us at foundation@dowcorning.com. You also may contact your local community foundation:

Reporting requirements

All approved grant recipients must submit annual progress reports to receive further pledge payments on multi-year grants. In addition, all grant recipients also must submit a final report within three months of the completion of the project.

Get started with a Dow Corning Foundation grant application

Please complete the form to begin the application process.

If you have additional questions about the grant application or reporting process, email us at foundation@dowcorning.com.


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