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DowGives Delaware Valley Grant

Grants to Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Nonprofits,
Agencies, Schools for STEM Education and Environment

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Dow Chemical Company

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Grants to Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools to enhance the quality of life in the Delaware Valley region. Program areas broadly include STEM education and workforce development, and environmental and energy solutions.

Applications are considered from organizations who are based in, and serve communities in the Delaware Valley area, including:
-Newark, DE
-Pennsauken, NJ
-Bristol, PA
-Collegeville, PA
-Spring House, PA

Embracing Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals, the Company’s community investments are going narrower and deeper, focusing on two commitment areas –Building the Workforce of Tomorrow and Innovating for Global Solutions.

Dow looks to support programs based on the following areas:

Building the Workforce of Tomorrow:
-Educator Empowerment – Build STEM teaching skills, create leadership and career development programs, and involve students in hands-on activities
-Classroom to Career – Ignite interest and enhance preparedness for students in STEM fields through events, projects and competitions that lead to STEM career decisions; develop skilled trades programs and promote a variety of workforce opportunities  

Innovating for Global (Local) Solutions:
-Increase Food Productivity & Prevent Waste – Increase agricultural yields and productivity, and provide value chain solutions to preserve food and prevent waste
-Water Access and Reuse – Provide safe, clean drinking water to populations who currently lack access; preserve, clean-up and reuse precious water resources through innovative solutions
-Energy Efficiency & Affordable Housing – Increase the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings to reduce energy consumption; and ensure access to safe, affordable shelter for those in need
-Community Well-being – Enable economic development, sustainability, and education leading to socially healthy and resilient communities, while also encouraging self-sufficiency

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173205

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a charitable or nonprofit organization with a 501(c)3 designation or eligible government or school with required tax documentation.

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

The organization must reside in the Northeast and grants must benefit the region

Examples of charitable organizations and/or activities that would not qualify for funding include:
-Proposals submitted by for-profit businesses, religious organizations for the sole benefit of the organization, individual sports teams, political organizations or candidates, labor unions, homeowners' associations, or individual
-Operating expenses, personal computers, travel expenses, conferences, advertising, fundraising events, giveaways or prizes, individual scholarships, dues and memberships, or lobbying expenses

Opportunities for support of Habitat for Humanity affiliates, FIRST Robotics Teams, and Great American Cleanup efforts are managed outside of this process.

Pre-Application Information:

In 2018, there are two grant application cycles in the Delaware Valley for which organizations may apply for programming support.

-Spring cycle: February 1 through March 15, 2018
-Fall cycle: August 1 through September 30, 2018

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware: Newark ;   New Jersey: Pennsauken;   Pennsylvania: Bristol, Collegeville, Spring House