Community Grants, Contributions & Donations

Accepting Applications Beginning August 13, 2018

The Dow Gives Community Grants Program and Dow Gives Education Grants Program is an annual competitive grant program designed to support social, economic, or environmental projects that will enhance the quality of life within communities near the Seadrift Operations site. Applicants must be charitable or non-profit organizations (have a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax designation) or be municipal or government agencies. The program is not intended to provide on-going operational funding. Instead, it is directed at one-time, tangible, re-usable project costs that relate to long-term sustainable initiatives meeting the needs of communities near Seadrift Operations. Applications must be received by Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 11 p.m. CST (12 a.m. EST).

The maximum grant funding available is $20,000 per project.

To apply go to If you have used this online application for prior grant requests, please use your previous login credentials. If you have never accessed Dow's grant application before, please email to have an account created for you. Be sure to complete all sections of the application.

What type of projects does the program support?

Projects must provide positive community impact in at least one of the following areas: Science in Society, Contributing to Community Success, and/or Sustainability. Preference will be given to projects that:

  • Are one-time input costs that result in long-term benefits
  • Meet an identified community need in the area(s) of Science in Society, Contributing to Community Success and Sustainability
  • Are from organizations that are financially well administered and organized
  • Have measurable results
  • Generate community support and involvement
  • Encourage the participation and involvement of Dow employees and retirees

The full Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are available below. Please read these the documents thoroughly before applying.

To apply go to and select “United States of America”, “Texas” and “Freeport, TX” in the drop down menus. Be sure to complete all sections of the application.

For more information, please contact Texas Operations Public Affairs at