Dow Texas Operations Announces 2016 Dow Gives Community Grants Program

Awards will contribute to community sustainability and success in Southern Brazoria County

Freeport, Texas - April 11, 2016 -The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) is pleased to announce its 2016 Dow Gives Community Grants Program for its Texas Operations site. The program will give local community non-profits the opportunity to earn up to $20,000 in funding for projects that contribute to long-term community sustainability and success. The application deadline is Friday, May 20 at 4 p.m.

“In Southern Brazoria County, numerous community-based organizations are doing great things for our citizens”, said Gabriella Cone, Dow’s Texas Operations community relations manager. “Dow is proud to play a part in making these organizations more effective and to help them enable community sustainability and success.”

In order to ensure a competitive and fair application process, the annual selection committee is comprised of Dow employees, retirees and community members who review the applications and evaluate the projects based on their alignment with Dow’s Community Success Goals. The committee is also charged with making sure Dow’s community priorities of environmental sustainability, education, economic development, neighborhood safety and security, and health and wellness are being met in the projects they review.

Applicants must be based in Southern Brazoria County and be charitable organizations with 501c3 tax-exempt status, municipal or government agencies or faith-based groups whose project benefits the community as a whole. The funding is intended for one-time, tangible purchases that have long-term positive impacts on the quality of life in our local community.

Two information sessions about the program will be held at the Lake Jackson Civic Center on Wednesday, April 27 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. and 5:00-6:00 p.m. Those interested in participating must RSVP to ffrtxpa@dow.com.

Since 2004, Dow’s Community Grants Program has distributed approximately $2.2 million to local projects.

Information about the 2016 Dow Gives Community Grants Program and a link to the online application is available at corporate.dow.com/en-us/about/locations/freeport/community-success/giving.

For editorial information:
Gabriella Cone
979-238-4159
gvcone@dow.com