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Dow Corning Foundation approved nearly $165,000 in grants

The trustees of the Dow Corning Foundation approved nearly $165,000 in grants at their June meeting, including the following Great Lakes Bay Region projects:

"Dow Corning and Hemlock Semiconductor Group are pleased to support these important projects," said Kathryn Curtiss Spence, Foundation Director. "Our long-term commitment to making our region a better place to live and work is evidenced by our investment in education and recreation."

In addition, the Dow Corning Donor Advised Funds committee, a subcommittee of the Dow Corning Foundation, approved nearly $53,000 in local grants during their last meeting.

The Donor Advised Funds committee, which is comprised of Dow Corning and Hemlock Semiconductor employees, directs a total of $300,000 in grants annually in the Great Lakes Bay Region through the Bay Area, Midland Area and Saginaw Community Foundations. The Dow Corning Foundation established these three Donor Advised Funds in 2010, and has invested more than $1 million into the Great Lakes Bay Region since inception.

The following non-profit organizations benefitted from funding in the second quarter:

The 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 and Hemlock Semiconductor employees work and reside and to increase the utilization of sustainable, innovative technologies to benefit society. The Dow Corning Foundation gives more than $1 million annually.

For information on the Dow Corning Foundation visit

To apply to the Dow Corning Donor Advised Funds contact your local community foundation.

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