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

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 sponsorship was approved or declined. Please note, Dow would like to be able to assist all sponsorship 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.

Sponsorship Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations applying for a Sponsorship must meet the established criteria for eligibility and the project must align to one or more of the following Dow Global Citizenship commitments:

Our commitment to “Sparking Sustainable Innovation” seeks to:

  • Prevent leakage, accelerate recycling and catalyze a second life for plastics
  • Discover new ways to use Dow products for social good

Our commitment to “Cultivating Inclusive Leadership” seeks to focus on:

  • Support inclusive leadership
  • Strengthen organizations with the potential to create a more inclusive society

Our commitment to “Developing a ready workforce” seeks to focus on:

  • Build a skilled and diverse manufacturing workforce
  • Create the next generation of diverse chemist and engineers
  • The organization must reside in the Great Lakes Bay Region
  • The event is aligned to a strategic financial plan designed to sustain the organization
  • The amount requested accurately reflects the amount needed
  • The organization must be a charitable or non-profit organization with a 501c(3) designation

Note – faith based organizations may qualify, provided their proposed event is for the benefit of the community as a whole rather than just the members of the congregation