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-Grace A. Dow

Since Grace A. Dow established The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation on December 26, 1936, its Trustees have awarded:

$667,106,514

in actual, not adjusted, dollars to qualifying Michigan organizations.
(Dow Gardens not included, unaudited amount).

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Awarded

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1936-2020

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      NAMEAMOUNTPROJECT TITLEPROGRAM AREA
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library$4,000Annual grant awarded and paid in 2020, to support operationsArts & Culture
Grand Rapids Symphony$50,000$250,000 pledge awarded in 2018, to support the Artists in Residence and Mosaic Scholars programs over five yearsArts & Culture
Harrison District Library$109,000One-year grant awarded and paid in full in 2020, to support renovations of the Surrey House which houses the Harrison District LibraryArts & Culture
Interlochen Center for the Arts$1,500,000$4,000,000 pledge awarded in 2019, to construct a residence hall and housing for visiting artistsArts & Culture
Midland Center for the Arts$500,000$500,000 pledge awarded in 2019, and paid in full in 2020, to support 2019-2020 operationsArts & Culture
Council of Michigan Foundations$20,000$80,000 pledge awarded in 2019, to support the Office of Foundation Liaison over four years Civic & Community
Council of Michigan Foundations$19,800One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to support operations as an organization memberCivic & Community
Council of Michigan Foundations$37,500$75,000 pledge awarded in 2020, and payable over two years, with $50,000 designated for Council of Michigan Foundations operating support, and $25,000 to support the Office of Foundation Liaison Research and Opportunity FundCivic & Community
Gladwin County Trails Recreation Authority$100,000$300,000 pledge awarded in 2019, as a $3 for $1 matching grant to construct trailheads and a kayak launch, connect existing trailways, widen a shoulder path, and install a kiosk with interpretive information in Gladwin CountyCivic & Community
Greater Midland Community Centers, Inc.$300,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to support a concept study and capital improvements at the Midland Community Center Civic & Community
Iron Belle Trail Fund$500,000$1,500,000 pledge awarded in 2020, as an outright and matching grant to support trail connectivity projects within the Great Lakes Bay Regional Trail system over three yearsCivic & Community
Midland, City of$150,000$250,000 pledge awarded in 2020, as an outright and matching grant to support the construction of the “Miracle Field,” a soft surface baseball complexCivic & Community
Midland County Agricultural and Horticultural Society$700,000$1,000,000 pledge awarded in 2019, to construct a four-season equestrian center at the Midland County FairgroundsCivic & Community
Bullock Creek School District$163,000$490,000 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2020, to expand the nature-based elementary curriculum across the district for Kindergarten-Fifth grade studentsEducation
Council of Michigan Foundations$25,000One-year grant, awarded and paid in 2020, to support the development and distribution of reopening guidelines for Kindergarten-Twelfth grade school districts in the Great Lakes Bay Region following closures due to the coronavirus pandemicEducation
Delta College Foundation$712,500$1,425,000 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2020, to relocate the Delta College Midland Center to downtown MidlandEducation
Education and Training Connection$63,885One-year grant, awarded and paid in 2020, for roof replacement, basement repairs and a backup generator Education
Inland Seas Education Association$58,000$174,000 pledge awarded in 2020, to support operations for the Great Lakes Watershed Field Course over three yearsEducation
Junior Achievement of North Central Michigan, Inc.$120,000$180,000 pledge awarded in 2019, as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support Kindergarten-Twelfth grade programming over three yearsEducation
Michigan Center for Construction Education and Research Trust$50,000$175,059 pledge awarded in 2019, and paid in full in 2020, to construct a pole barn to house the Midland County Habitat for Humanity home buildEducation
Michigan Center for Construction Education and Research Trust$48,750$48,750 pledge awarded and paid in 2020, to purchase Chromebook devices and charging carts for the Midland, Lansing, and Saginaw campusesEducation
Michigan State University$500,000$1,100,000 pledge awarded in 2019, to support operations and capital improvements at the Michigan State University STEM Center on St. Andrews Street in MidlandEducation
Michigan State University$25,000$75,000 pledge awarded in 2019, to support operations of the Michigan Political Leadership Program over three yearsEducation
Michigan Technological University$500,000$1,500,000 pledge awarded in 2019, to support operations for the Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform (Mi-STAR) middle school curriculum over three yearsEducation
Midland Public Schools$400,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to support the purchase and installation of a turf surface for a multi-use field at Herbert H. Dow High SchoolEducation
Northwood University$1,000,000$1,500,000 pledge awarded in 2020, as an outright and matching grant for flood prevention projects on the Midland campusEducation
Northwood University$1,320,000$3,955,737 pledge awarded in 2018, to support the development and incorporation of data analytics and cybersecurity curriculumEducation
Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal$25,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to support technology and communications enhancements Education
Saginaw Valley State University$100,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support the employment of student ambassadors as students transition back to on-campus classes following the global coronavirus pandemicEducation
Saginaw Valley State University$98,000$196,000 pledge awarded in 2019, and paid in full in 2020, to support operations of the Michigan Small Business Development Center over two years Education
Saginaw Valley State University$5,000$15,000 pledge awarded in 2020, to support the Henry Marsh Institute for Public Policy over three years Education
Saginaw Valley State University Foundation$600,000$1,500,000 pledge awarded in 2020, to construct the Scott L. Carmona College of Business and Management Education
Tuscola Intermediate School District$2,597One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to purchase a point of sale system and printer for the Culinary Arts ProgramEducation
Chippewa Nature Center, Inc.$60,000$180,000 pledge awarded in 2017, and paid in full in 2020, to support operations over three years Environment
Chippewa Watershed Conservancy$40,000$120,000 pledge awarded in 2019, to support operations over three years Environment
Conservation Resource Alliance$200,000$300,000 pledge awarded in 2019, and paid in full in 2020, to construct three timber bridges as part of the “Restoring a Free Flowing Carp Lake River” initiativeEnvironment
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy$1,000,000$2,000,000 pledge awarded in 2018, as a $1 for $1 matching gift to support the “Campaign for Generations”Environment
Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy$40,000$200,000 pledge awarded in 2018 as a matching grant for operational support over five yearsEnvironment
Arc of Midland, The$50,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, for operating supportHealth & Human Service
Bay Area Women’s Center$25,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, for operating supportHealth & Human Service
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region$75,000$150,000 pledge awarded in 2020, as a $3 for $1 matching grant to support operations over 2 years Health & Human Service
Children’s Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region$100,000$300,000 pledge awarded in 2017, and paid in full in 2020, as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support operations and the expansion of programming into the Great Lakes Bay RegionHealth & Human Service
Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault$500,000$500,000 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2020, to construct a new facilityHealth & Human Service
Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault$52,500One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to support operations as a $3 for $1 matching grant for funds raised during a virtual fundraiserHealth & Human Service
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan$50,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to purchase a refrigerated truck Health & Human Service
Forgotten Man Ministries$87,785$317,785 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2020, to support operations for inmate programming in the Midland County & Bay County Jails over three yearsHealth & Human Service
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan$91,735$183,470 pledge awarded in 2020, to support the “Advocating for Girls” marketing campaign in the Saginaw Region over two yearsHealth & Human Service
Greater Midland Community Centers, Inc.$50,000$100,000 pledge awarded in 2019, and paid in full in 2020, to support operations at Coleman Family Center over 2 years Health & Human Service
Greater Midland Community Centers, Inc.$80,000$160,000 pledge awarded in 2019, and paid in full in 2020, to support operations at the North Family Center over two yearsHealth & Human Service
Iosco County Coats for Kids$10,000$50,000 pledge awarded in 2016, and paid in full in 2020, to purchase a facility for storage and distribution of coatsHealth & Human Service
King’s Daughters and Sons of Midland, Inc.$4,000Annual grant awarded and paid in 2020, to support the 2020 Community Christmas ClosetHealth & Human Service
Mid Michigan Big Brothers Big Sisters, Inc.$50,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, as a matching grant to support operationsHealth & Human Service
Midland Center for Accessible Health Care$100,000$200,000 pledge awarded in 2020, to support operations over two yearsHealth & Human Service
Midland Community Cancer Services$75,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to support operationsHealth & Human Service
Midland County Child Protection Council $20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to support a child abuse awareness campaign in Midland CountyHealth & Human Service
Midland County Educational Service Agency$40,000$40,000 pledge awarded in 2019, and paid in full in 2020, to support tuition costs for participants to attend an Applied Positive Psychology programHealth & Human Service
Midland County Habitat for Humanity$400,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to construct multi-family condominiums Health & Human Service
Midland Kids First$23,000$115,000 pledge awarded in 2016, and paid in full in 2020, to fund the Strengthening Families Program over five yearsHealth & Human Service
Midland, City of$2,500,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, for roof replacement at Riverside Place ApartmentsHealth & Human Service
Midland, County of $350,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to construct a multi-use space at Pinecrest Farms, a long-term care facility operated by the County of MidlandHealth & Human Service
Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center, Inc.$100,000$300,000 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2020, to support operations and expand services into the Upper PeninsulaHealth & Human Service
Reaching Our Community Kids $150,000$450,000 pledge awarded in 2017, and paid in full in 2020, as a matching grant for operations over three years Health & Human Service
Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee$10,000$25,000 pledge awarded in 2020, to support operations as an outright gift of $10,000 in year one of the grant, and a $1 for $1 matching grant up to $15,000 in year two Health & Human Service
Saginaw Survivors of Suicide, Inc.$80,000$160,000 pledge awarded in 2020, to provide operating support over two yearsHealth & Human Service
SpringHill Camps$185,000$370,000 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2020, as a matching grant to construct one new bath house and renovate two existing bath houses on the overnight camping property in Evart, MichiganHealth & Human Service
2-1-1 Northeast Michigan$59,500One-year grant awarded and paid in full in 2020, to support a marketing campaign Health & Human Service
United Way of Gratiot and Isabella Counties$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to support the “Isabella County: United for Basic Needs Fund”Health & Human Service
United Way of Midland County$175,000$175,000 pledge awarded in 2019, and paid in full in 2020, to support the 2019-2020 annual fundraising campaignHealth & Human Service
United Way of Midland County$1,000,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, as an outright and matching grant to establish and manage the “Rise Together Fund” in response to the coronavirus pandemic and May 2020 flood event in MidlandHealth & Human Service
United Way of Midland County$34,000$100,000 pledge awarded in 2017, and paid in full in 2020, as a matching grant promoting the Alexis de Tocqueville giving level over three years Health & Human Service
United Way of Midland County$150,000$450,000 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2020, as a three-year challenge grant for new Leadership Circle gifts, and gifts increased by at least $500, including new Young LeadersHealth & Human Service
West Midland Family Center$150,000$750,000 pledge awarded in 2019, as a matching grant to support operations over 5 yearsHealth & Human Service
Coleman Wesleyan Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to replace a portion of the church roofReligion
Community of Christ Church-Sanford$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, for kitchen replacement due to damage sustained in the May 2020 flood eventReligion
Edenville Seventh-Day Adventist Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to replace the church roofReligion
Holy Scripture Lutheran Church$50,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to repair damage to the church sustained in the May 2020 flood eventReligion
Hope United Methodist Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to repave the church parking lotReligion
Midland Christian Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, for flooring and parking lot repair and replacementReligion
Midland County Religious Congregations$174,000Annual grant awarded and paid in 2020, for $2,000 to each of 87 religious congregations in Midland CountyReligion
Midland Missionary Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, for electrical and lighting upgrades Religion
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, for parking lot improvementsReligion
United Church of Christ$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2020, to purchase and install a virtual pipe organ Religion
TOTAL GRANTS PAID IN 2020$18,378,552

      NAMEGRANT AMOUNTPROJECT TITLEPROGRAM AREA
Midland Center for the Arts$500,000Pledge awarded to support 2020-2021 operations, payable in 2021Arts & Culture
The Center for Michigan $75,000Pledge awarded as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support The Bridge magazine over one year, with funds designated to support “Business Watch” and “Education Reporting”, payable in 2021Civic & Community
Friends of the Pinconning Community Center$25,000Pledge awarded as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support renovations of the Pinconning Community Center, payable in 2021Civic & Community
Greater Midland Community Centers, Inc.$300,000Pledge awarded over two years, beginning in 2021, to support operations at North Family Center and Coleman Family CenterCivic & Community
Learning Tree Cooperative Preschool$15,000Pledge awarded as a $3 for $1 matching grant to renovate the preschool playground, payable in 2021Education
Chippewa Nature Center, Inc.$180,000Pledge awarded over three years, beginning in 2021, for operating support Environment
Sanford Lake Preservation Association $1,000,000Pledge awarded over two years, beginning in 2021, to support Four Lakes Task Force operations, and flood and feasibility studies Environment
Children’s Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region$225,000Pledge awarded over three years, beginning in 2021, as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support operationsHealth & Human Services
Mary Free Bed Hospital & Rehabilitation Center$500,000Pledge awarded over two years, beginning in 2021, to support an expansion of pediatric programming, with 50% of funds designated for pediatric services provided in Saginaw and Bay CityHealth & Human Services
Midland Center for Independent Living$50,000Pledge awarded as a $1 for $1 matching grant for the February 2021 virtual fundraiser, “Feathers and Fedoras,” payable in 2021Health & Human Services
United Way of Midland County$750,000Pledge awarded as a 50¢ for $1 matching grant for eligible contributions from individuals to support the 2020-2021 annual fundraising campaign, payable in 2021Health & Human Services

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