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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).

Grants
Awarded

Program Area

1936-2023

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Arts & Culture

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Dow Gardens

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OrganizationAmountProject TitleProgram Area
Creative 360 Stage, Studios and Gallery$60,000$60,000 pledge awarded in 2023 as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support operationsArts & Culture
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library$4,000Annual grant awarded and paid in 2023 to support operationsArts & Culture
Grand Rapids Symphony$50,000$250,000 pledge awarded in 2018, and paid in full in 2023, to support the Artists in Residence and Mosaic Scholars Programs over five years (2019-2023)Arts & Culture
Midland Center for the Arts$2,000,000$5,000,000 pledge awarded in 2021 for facility renovations and the transition of the archive collection and research library from the Herbert D. Doan History Center to the Midland Center for the Arts facilityArts & Culture
Midland Center for the Arts$500,000Pledge awarded in 2022, and paid in full in 2023, to support operations over two years (2022-2023)Arts & Culture
Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum$25,000$25,000 pledge awarded and paid in 2023 to support bringing a new STEM exhibit, Mid-Michigan Mechanics, to the Mt. Pleasant Discovery MuseumArts & Culture
Raven Hill Discovery Center$20,000$20,000 pledge awarded and paid in 2023 to repair a leaking roof on the Main Museum and Fiber StudioArts & Culture
Saginaw Art Museum$210,000$625,000 pledge awarded in 2022 to support programming initiatives at the Saginaw Art Museum and Temple Theatre over three years (2022-2024)Arts & Culture
Center for Michigan (The)$14,200$50,000 pledge awarded in 2022, and paid in full in 2023, as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support operations of Bridge Michigan magazine through the “Bridge Builders” membership program for nonprofits and businessesCivic & Community
Council of Michigan Foundations$21,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2023 to support operationsCivic & Community
Iron Belle Trail Fund$75,000$1,500,000 pledge awarded in 2020, and paid in full in 2023, as an outright and matching grant to support trail connectivity projects within the Great Lakes Bay Regional Trail systemCivic & Community
Michigan Baseball Foundation, Inc.$800,000$800,000 pledge awarded and paid in 2023 to support field lighting upgrades at Dow DiamondCivic & Community
Midland Business Alliance Foundation$20,000$60,000 pledge to support operating expenses associated with “Midland Blooms” over three years (2022-2024)Civic & Community
Midland, City of$376,102$1,130,102 pledge awarded in 2021, and paid in full in 2023, to support Phase 1 of the South Riverfront Restoration Project over three years (2021-2023)Civic & Community
Midland, City of$1,500,000$1,750,000 pledge awarded in 2023 as an outright and matching grant to support Phase 2 of South Riverfront Restoration Project over two years (2023-2024)Civic & Community
Ogemaw County Sheriffs Office$25,000$25,000 pledge awarded and paid in 2023 to purchase a new snowmobile and trailer for snowmobile safety classes and patrol dutiesCivic & Community
Saginaw YMCA$35,000$70,000 pledge awarded in 2023 to support the “Grow with Us” capital campaign over two years (2023-2024)Civic & Community
Bullock Creek School District$120,000$240,000 pledge awarded in 2021 as an outright and matching grant to support expansion of the Nature Elementary Program over two years (2022-2023)Education
Coleman Community Schools$67,000$200,000 pledge awarded in 2023 to support the “Coleman Culinary & Hospitality/Business Management at the Depot” project over three years (2023-2025)Education
Historical Society of Michigan$15,000$30,000 pledge awarded in 2023 to support the Michigan History Day Program for Midland area 3rd-12th grade students over two years (2023-2024)Education
Inland Seas Education Association$1,000,000$2,000,000 pledge awarded in 2023 to support a staff, facility, and campus expansion over two years (2023-2024)Education
Kalamazoo College$1,000,000$2,000,000 pledge awarded in 2023 to support electrical upgrades across campus and renovation of the Dow Science Center over two years (2023-2024)Education
Michigan State University$151,000$453,000 pledge awarded in 2023 to support operations at the MSU STEAM Center in Midland over three years (2023-2025)Education
Michigan State University$20,000$60,000 pledge awarded in 2022 to support the Michigan Political Leadership Program over three years (2022-2024)Education
Michigan Technological University$2,000,000$7,000,000 pledge awarded in 2023 as an outright and matching grant for renovations to the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Building over four years (2023-2026)Education
Chippewa Nature Center, Inc.$1,000,000$2,000,000 pledge awarded in 2022, and paid in full in 2023, to construct a new Nature Study BuildingEnvironment
Chippewa Nature Center, Inc.$60,000$180,000 pledge awarded in 2020, and paid in full in 2023, for general operating support over three years (2021-2023)Environment
Chippewa Watershed Conservancy$40,000$120,000 pledge awarded in 2022 to support operations over three years (2022-2024)Environment
Conservation Resource Alliance$150,000$300,000 pledge awarded in 2023 to construct three timber bridges in northern Michigan as part of an initiative to restore stream crossings over two years (2023-2024)Environment
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy$500,000$1,000,000 pledge awarded in 2021, and paid in full in 2023, to support renovation and construction projects at the Mitchell Creek Meadow Nature Preserve property in Grand Traverse CountyEnvironment
Little Forks Conservancy$100,000$200,000 pledge awarded in 2022, and paid in full in 2023, to support the purchase of the 106-acre “Nelson Woods” property in Midland and perform improvement projects to make the property publicly accessibleEnvironment
Nature Conservancy, Inc. (The)$1,000,000$5,000,000 pledge awarded in 2023 for land-related management projects and for food and water sustainability project support over five years (2023-2027)Environment
The Conservation Fund – Great Lakes Office$100,000$300,000 pledge awarded in 2021, and paid in full in 2023, to support the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network grant program over three years (2021-2023)Environment
Arc of Midland, The$75,000$225,000 pledge awarded in 2023 for general operating support associated with the Personal Representation Program over three years (2023-2025)Health & Human Services
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region$75,000$125,000 pledge awarded in 2022 as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support operations over two years (2023-2024)Health & Human Services
Boy Scouts of America, Michigan Crossroads Council$65,000$195,000 pledge awarded in 2023 to support operations over three years (2023-2025)Health & Human Services
Children’s Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region$50,000$225,000 pledge awarded in 2020, and paid in full in 2023, as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support operations over three years (2021-2023)Health & Human Services
Forgotten Man Ministries$50,000$150,000 pledge awarded in 2023 to support operations in Midland and Bay County Jails over three years (2023-2025)Health & Human Services
Gratiot County Hope House$75,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2023 to support operations in 2023Health & Human Services
Great Lakes Bay Foundation$100,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2023 to support the Great Lakes Bay Region Mental Health Partnership in 2023Health & Human Services
Greater Midland Community Centers, Inc.$2,650,000$8,000,000 pledge awarded in 2021, and paid in full in 2023, as an outright and matching grant to construct a new Midland Community Center facilityHealth & Human Services
King’s Daughters and Sons of Midland, Inc.$4,000Annual grant awarded and paid in 2023 to support the Community Christmas Closet ProgramHealth & Human Services
Mid Michigan Big Brothers Big Sisters, Inc.$50,000$50,000 pledge awarded in 2022, and paid in full in 2023, as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support operations in 2023Health & Human Services
Midland’s Open Door$145,000One-year awarded and paid in 2023 to support the completion of the newly expanded Women and Children’s CenterHealth & Human Services
MyMichigan Health Foundation$1,300,000$4,000,000 pledge awarded in 2022 for additional funding to construct the James T. and Elsa U. Pardee Cancer Center on the campus of MyMichigan Medical Center Midland, payable over three years (2022-2024)Health & Human Services
MyMichigan Health Foundation$800,000$4,000,000 pledge awarded in 2021 to construct a new Comprehensive Cancer Center on the MyMichigan Medical Center Midland campus, payable over five years (2021-2025)Health & Human Services
Recovery, Independence, Safety & Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) Advocacy, Inc.$25,000$50,000 pledge awarded in 2023 for general operating support over two years (2023-2024)Health & Human Services
Reaching Our Community Kids (R.O.C.K.)$100,000$375,000 pledge awarded in 2020, and paid in full in 2023, as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support operationsHealth & Human Services
Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee$30,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2023 to support operations in 2023Health & Human Services
Saginaw Community Foundation$250,000$500,000 pledge awarded in 2023 to build the Saginaw Community Food Club and Kitchen over two years (2023-2024)Health & Human Services
Toni and Trish House$50,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2023 to support operations in 2023Health & Human Services
United Way of Gratiot and Isabella Counties$50,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2023 to support the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) Community Support FundHealth & Human Services
United Way of Midland County$500,000$1,250,000 pledge awarded in 2021, and paid in full in 2023, as a 50¢ for $1 matching grant for donations from individuals during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 annual campaignsHealth & Human Services
West Midland Family Center$150,000$750,000 pledge awarded in 2019 as a matching grant for eligible contributions to support operations over five years (2020-2024)Health & Human Services
Young Life$15,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2023 to support operations in 2023Health & Human Services
First Baptist Church$20,000One-year capital grant awarded and paid in 2023 to replace the church roofReligion
Midland County Religious Congregations (82)$164,000One-year grants awarded and paid in 2023 to each of the 82 Midland County religious congregationsReligion

OrganizationAmountProject TitleProgram Area
Bullock Creek School DistrictPledge awarded in 2023 to support “Call to the Creek 5” – a Midland County home improvement project to be paid in 2024$15,000Education
Chippewa Nature Center, Inc.Pledge awarded in 2023 for general operating support over three years (2024-2026)$180,000Environment
Children’s Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay RegionPledge awarded in 2023 as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support operations over three years (2024-2026)$300,000Health & Human Services
United Way of Midland County$1,000,000 pledge awarded in 2023 as a 50¢ for $1 matching grant for eligible contributions from new, sustaining, or donors who increase their gifts in the 2023 and 2024 annual campaigns$1,000,000Health & Human Services
West Midland Family CenterPledge awarded in 2023 as a matching grant to encourage support of and to build West Midland Family Center’s donor base over three years (2024-2026)$450,000Health & Human Services

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