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Grants to Midland, Michigan non-profit organizations that are working to enhance the lives of local residents and make the City a better place to live and work. Funding is intended to support one-time projects that focus on the areas of education, community success, sustainability and innovation, and improving the quality of life. Priorities for each of these areas are outlined below.
1. Education - Enhancing understanding of the roles of chemicals and plastics in the chemical industry or having the potential to increase interest in careers and opportunities linked to chemistry, technology, engineering, math, and other sciences.
2. Community Success - Promotes economic development and job creation, meets community defined needs, provides permanent improvement to the social infrastructure of a disadvantaged or underprivileged section of the community, or provides funding for materials or tools which will be widely available within a community, or will offer long-term benefit to the community.
3. Sustainability and Innovation - Enhances or protects the natural environment or raises awareness among a broad public audience of environmental issues and relationship to social and economic consideration.
4. Quality of Life - Contributes to the physical and/or mental well-being of community residents.
Email the Dow Chemical Company Foundation via their website at: http://www.dow.com/michigan/contact/