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Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundations Grant

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits for Health,
Education, Arts, and Environmental Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundations

Deadline Date:

08/15/18

Description:

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Grants typically ranging from $3,000 to $20,000 to Michigan nonprofit organizations for community benefit programs with an emphasis on the Midland/Bay/Saginaw area and areas north. Funding is intended for programs in the areas of the arts, environment, education, health, and human services, as well as civic and community programs. At this time, The Foundations is primarily focusing on operational or general program grants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149184

Estimated Size of Grant:

A typical grant ranges from $3,000 - $20,000. The Foundations have awarded larger grants based on need and exceptional circumstances.

Term of Contract:

Grants are for one year. Organizations may reapply to the Foundations on an annual basis if a need exists.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is intended for non-profit organizations located in Michigan only, with focus on the Midland/Bay/Saginaw area and areas north.

The funder support organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and are not classified as private foundations under section 509(a) of the Code.

Organizations may also submit proposals through a sponsoring organization, if the sponsor has 501(c)(3) status, is not a private foundation under 509(a) and provides written authorization confirming its willingness to act as a fiscal sponsor.

Grants are not awarded to individuals or for scholarships.

Pre-Application Information:

The Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundations have two funding cycles each year. All proposals should be submitted by February 15 for consideration during the spring cycle, and by August 15 for consideration during the fall cycle. The Foundation will respond by letter to all proposals or inquiries and will inform you whether your organization has or has not been awarded a grant.

First time applicants that meet the eligibility requirements are asked to submit a request in writing outlining their proposal before sending a formal grant request using the guidelines.

Organizations may reapply to the Foundations on an annual basis if a need exists.

Guidelines: http://www.avdowfamilyfoundation.org/t32-grant-guidlines.aspx
FAQs: http://www.avdowfamilyfoundation.org/t60-faq.aspx
Sample Grants: http://www.avdowfamilyfoundation.org/t40-sample-grants.aspx

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you would like to submit a proposal for the first time or you have general questions, please contact:

Daria Potts, Grants Coordinator
Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundations
315 Post Street
Midland, MI 48640

Phone Number: (989) 839-2744
Fax Number: (989) 839-2611

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: The Foundation focuses on the Midland/Bay/Saginaw area and areas north.