Established in 1981, the Dow Corning Foundation is an endowed fund
supported by contributions from Dow Corning Corporation and Hemlock Semiconductor
Improve scientific literacy by increasing access to science, technology, engineering
and math (STEM) education at the pre-university level.
and quality of life in communities where our employees work and live.
Increase awareness and use of innovative technologies designed to make our
world more sustainable.
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
How we demonstrate our commitment to mutually beneficial growth in
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.
The Dow Corning Foundation considers grant requests from nonprofit
organizations and educational institutions for amounts of $5,000 or more.
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
|What the Dow Corning Foundation does not fund
Conferences, group travel costs or dinners
Projects normally funded by government taxation
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
The Dow Corning Foundation Grant Application Process
Both the Dow Corning Foundation and the advisory committee for the
Advised Funds meet on a quarterly basis to discuss funding
Dow Corning Foundation grant-review timeline:
STEM-related grants - March
Quality-of-life grants - June
Innovative/sustainable technologies grants - September
All types of grants - December
In most cases, a decision will be made at that time. Occasionally, however,
a request will be tabled for further information or consideration. Please
include any firm deadlines in the appropriate place on the application.
If you qualify for both the Dow Corning Foundation and the Donor
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 email@example.com.
You also may contact your local community foundation:
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
How to apply for a Dow Corning Foundation grant
If your project meets the above criteria and you would like to be considered
for funding, use our easy online tool to create an account and apply for a
Federal Tax ID or EIN number required.
This easy-to-use grant application and management tool:
Ensures that your grant request is submitted correctly
Saves you time if your project does not qualify for one of our grant
|Manage your Dow Corning Foundation grant requests
|If you have already created an online
account, use these links to:
If you have additional questions about the grant application or reporting
process, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.