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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:

 

$652,844,039

 

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

Grants
Awarded

Program Area

1936-2019

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Dow Gardens

A Signature Gift

Dow Gardens Childrens Garden
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NAMEGRANT AMOUNTPROJECT TITLEPROGRAM AREA
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library$4,000Annual grant awarded and paid in 2019 to support operationsARTS AND 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 AND CULTURE
Interlochen Center for the Arts$1,000,000$4,000,000 pledge awarded in 2019 to construct a residence hall and housing for visiting artistsARTS AND CULTURE
Midland Center for the Arts$500,000$500,000 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2019, to support 2018-2019 operationsARTS AND CULTURE
BaySail$100,000$200,000 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2019, to fund inspection and repair of ships, hire a Fund Development Director, and perform capital improvements to propertyCIVIC AND COMMUNITY
Breckenridge-Wheeler Township Fire Department$200,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 to purchase a new fire truckCIVIC AND COMMUNITY
Council of Michigan Foundations$19,400One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 to support operationsCIVIC AND COMMUNITY
Council of Michigan Foundations$20,000$80,000 pledge awarded in 2019 to support the Office of Foundation Liaison over four years CIVIC AND COMMUNITY
Gladwin County Trails Recreation Authority$100,000$300,000 pledge awarded in 2019 as a $3 for $1 matching grant to construct two trailheads and a kayak launch, connect existing trailways, widen a shoulder path, and install a kiosk with interpretive information in Gladwin CountyCIVIC AND COMMUNITY
Hope Township$50,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 to construct an addition for three new offices and two ADA accessible bathrooms in the Hope Township Hall, Midland CountyCIVIC AND COMMUNITY
Midland Area Chamber Foundation$20,000$20,000 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2019, to support Midland Blooms in 2019, with an outright gift of $15,000 and a $1 for $1 match for contributions from businesses and individuals up to $5,000CIVIC AND COMMUNITY
Bullock Creek School District$163,000$490,000 pledge awarded in 2018 to expand the nature-based elementary curriculum across the district for Kindergarten through fifth grade students over three yearsEDUCATION
Inland Seas Education Association$75,000$250,000 pledge awarded in 2016, and paid in full in 2019, as a $1 for $1 matching grant to construct the Inland Seas Support facility, provide scholarships, and fund operations over three yearsEDUCATION
Lake Superior State University Foundation$50,000$100,000 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2019, to construct the Center for Freshwater Research and EducationEDUCATION
Michigan Center for Construction Education and Research Trust$91,060$182,120 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2019, to support the development of a pre-apprenticeship program EDUCATION
Michigan Center for Construction Education and Research Trust$125,059One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 to construct a pole barn to house the Midland County Habitat for Humanity home buildEDUCATION
Michigan State University$500,000$4,000,000 pledge awarded in 2015, and paid in full in 2019, for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programming in Midland, MichiganEDUCATION
Michigan State University$400,000$1,100,000 pledge awarded in 2019 to support capital improvements and operations at the MSU STEM Center in Midland, Michigan over three yearsEDUCATION
Michigan State University$25,000$75,000 pledge awarded in 2019 to support operations for 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 middle school Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform (Mi-STAR) curriculum over three yearsEDUCATION
Midland Section of the American Chemical Society$31,350$62,700 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2019, to fund the creation of a museum exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Midland Section of the American Chemical Society EDUCATION
Saginaw Valley State University$25,000$75,000 pledge awarded in 2017, and paid in full in 2019, to permanently house the Henry Marsh Institute for Public Policy under the External Affairs Division at SVSU, and to offer a one-day political leadership program to City of Midland Citizens Academy graduatesEDUCATION
Saginaw Valley State University Foundation$300,000$1,500,000 pledge awarded in 2019 to construct the Scott L. Carmona College of Business and Management EDUCATION
Chippewa Nature Center, Inc.$60,000$180,000 pledge awarded in 2018 to support operations over three yearsENVIRONMENT
Chippewa Watershed Conservancy$40,000$120,000 pledge awarded in 2019 to support operations over three yearsENVIRONMENT
Conservation Fund – Great Lakes Office$100,000$300,000 pledge awarded in 2016, and paid in full in 2019, to support the Saginaw Bay Watershed Network (WIN)ENVIRONMENT
Conservation Resource Alliance$100,000$300,000 pledge awarded in 2019 to construct three timber bridges as part of the “Restoring a Free Flowing Carp Lake River” initiative in northern MichiganENVIRONMENT
Huron Pines Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc.$30,000$90,000 pledge awarded in 2017, and paid in full in 2019, to support the efforts of the Kirtland’s Warbler Alliance over three yearsENVIRONMENT
Midland Volunteers for Recycling, Inc.$80,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 to support capital projects, purchase a vehicle, and perform website updatesENVIRONMENT
Nature Conservancy, Inc. (The)$1,000,000$5,000,000 pledge awarded in 2015, and paid in full in 2019, to support science-based and ecosystem-scale land and water conservation work in the State of Michigan over five yearsENVIRONMENT
Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy$50,000$200,000 pledge awarded in 2018 as a matching grant for operational support over five yearsENVIRONMENT
Wildlife Recovery Association$45,092$210,000 pledge awarded in 2017, and paid in full in 2019, as a matching grant to support operations over three yearsENVIRONMENT
Arc of Midland, The$50,000$150,000 pledge awarded in 2016, and paid in full in 2019, to assist with system advocacy and navigation for families and individualsHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Boy Scouts of America, Water and Woods Field Service Council$50,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 to support scholarships, programming, and recruitment initiatives to increase the number of female Scouts within the Great Lakes Bay RegionHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Child Abuse and Neglect Council Great Lakes Bay Region$50,000$100,000 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2019, to support the “Make Parenting A Pleasure” programHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Children’s Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region$100,000$300,000 pledge awarded in 2017 as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support the expansion of programming into the Great Lakes Bay Region over three yearsHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Forgotten Man Ministries$100,000$317,785 pledge awarded in 2018 to support operations for inmate programming at the Midland County & Bay County Jails HEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Gladwin Community Services Corporation$25,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 to purchase a vehicle to be used for the Meals on Wheels Program in Gladwin CountyHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Greater Midland Community Centers, Inc.$50,000$100,000 pledge awarded in 2019 to support operations at the Coleman Family Center over two years HEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Greater Midland Community Centers, Inc.$80,000$160,000 pledge awarded in 2019 to support operations at the North Family Center over two years HEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Iosco County Coats for Kids$10,000$50,000 pledge awarded in 2016 to purchase a building to be used for the storage and distribution of coatsHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
King’s Daughters and Sons of Midland, Inc.$4,000Annual grant awarded and paid in 2019 to support the 2019 Community Christmas ClosetHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
LifeClinic Community Resources$88,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 to support renovations at a facility in Saginaw, MichiganHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network$75,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 to purchase and renovate a building for office and warehouse spaceHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Midland Kids First$23,000$115,000 pledge awarded in 2016 to fund five years of the Strengthening Families Program HEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
MidMichigan Health Foundation$2,000,000$8,000,000 pledge awarded in 2017, and paid in full in 2019, to construct a Heart and Vascular Center on the campus of MidMichigan Health Center-MidlandHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center, Inc.$100,000$300,000 pledge awarded in 2018 to support operations in existing counties and expand services into the Upper PeninsulaHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Reaching Our Community Kids (R.O.C.K.)$150,000$450,000 pledge awarded in 2017 as a matching grant to support operations over three yearsHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee$25,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 to support operationsHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Saginaw Catholic Mustard Seed Foundation$100,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019, with $50,000 as an outright gift and $50,000 as a $1 for $1 match for cash contributions from businesses, to support the renovation and expansion of the Mustard Seed Shelter HEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
SpringHill Camps$185,000$370,000 pledge awarded in 2018 as a $1 for $1 matching grant to construct one new bath house and renovate two existing bath houses on the overnight camping property in Evart, MIHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
1016 Recovery Network$75,000$150,000 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2019, to construct a new facility to house the Center for Recovery & Wellness and administrative officesHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
United Way of Midland County$33,000$100,000 pledge awarded in 2017 as an additional challenge grant promoting the Alexis de Tocqueville giving level over three years beginning with the 2017-2018 campaignHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
United Way of Midland County$150,000$450,000 pledge awarded in 2018 as a three-year challenge grant for new Leadership Circle gifts and gifts increased by at least $500, including new Young Leaders, beginning with the 2018-2019 campaignHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
United Way of Midland County$175,000$175,000 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2019, as a base grant to support the 2018-2019 campaignHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
United Way of Saginaw County$20,000$60,000 pledge awarded in 2017, and paid in full in 2019, to support the Imagination Library program in Saginaw CountyHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
West Midland Family Center$100,000$300,000 pledge awarded in 2015, and paid in full in 2019, as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support operations over three yearsHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Young Life$15,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 to support the expansion of the Young Life mentoring program and provide camper scholarshipsHEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
Midland County Religious Congregations$176,000Annual grant awarded and paid in 2019 for $2,000 to each of 88 religious congregations in Midland CountyRELIGION
Aldersgate United Methodist Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 to complete capital projects at the churchRELIGION
Faith Wesleyan Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 to repair and replace the church roofRELIGION
Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 to improve landscaping at the churchRELIGION
Midland Church of the Brethren$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 to replace doors and windows and repair a concrete walkway at the churchRELIGION
New Life Vineyard Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2019 for security and technology updatesRELIGION
TOTAL GRANTS PAID IN 2019$9,962,961

NAMEGRANT AMOUNTPROJECT TITLECityPROGRAM AREA
Education & Training Connection63885Pledge awarded for expenses related to building maintenance, payable in 2020Education
Hope United Methodist Church20000Pledge awarded to repave the church parking lot, payable in 2020Religion
Junior Achievement of North Central Michigan, Inc.180000Pledge awarded over three years, beginning in 2020, as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support operations Education
Midland Center for the Arts500000Pledge awarded to support 2019-2020 operations, payable in 2020MidlandArts & Culture
Midland County Educational Service Agency40000Pledge awarded to reduce tuition costs for participants to attend an Applied Positive Psychology Program, payable in 2020Health & Human Services
United Way of Midland County175000Pledge awarded as a base grant over one year to support the 2019-2020 annual campaign, payable in 2020MidlandHealth & Human Services
United Church of Christ20000Pledge awarded to purchase and install a virtual pipe organ, payable in 2020 MidlandReligion
Midland County Agricultural and Horticultural Society1000000Pledge awarded over two years, beginning in 2020, to construct a four-season equestrian center at the Midland County FairgroundsMidlandCivic & Community
Saginaw Valley State University196000Pledge awarded over two years, beginning in 2020, to support operations for the Small Business Development CenterEducation

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