Eligible organizations may apply for a grant. Two types of grants are available:

Community Youth Grants

Two types of Community Youth Grants are available:

K-12 Youth Group Grants

Grants of up to $1,000 are available to K-12 youth groups in the Great Lakes Bay Region who complete 50 collective hours of volunteer service and are affiliated with a non-profit organization or public/private school. These grants are administered by local foundations, based on funds available.

To apply, contact your local area community foundation:

Contact Information

Midland Area Community Foundation
Contact: Nicole Wilson
Phone: 989-839-9661, ext. 34

Bay Area Community Foundation
Contact: Lisa Bourdon-Krause
Phone: 989-893-4438

Saginaw Community Foundation
Contact: Brian Jackson
Phone: 989-755-0545

Community Impact Grants

Grants to community non-profit organizations are available for projects within the Great Lakes Bay Region that align to Sparking Sustainable Innovation, Cultivating Inclusive Leadership and/or Developing a ready workforce.

These grants are for high impact, one-time projects, requiring $10,000 or more. Only a select number of projects will be approved in this category.

An organization may apply by completing the CyberGrants on-line application form. Representatives from Dow will review all applications received and will contact organizations, after the giving cycle closes, to notify if the request for funding was approved or declined. Please note, Dow would like to be able to assist all grant requests that meet its established criteria; however, each year it must decline many requests for the simple reason that its funds are limited. Consequently, an applicant should never view a determination to decline as a judgment on the merits of the proposal.