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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:

$639,475,695

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

Grants Awarded

PROGRAM AREA

1936-2018

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Dow Gardens

A Signature Gift

Green maple leaves at Whiting Forest Canopy Walk
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FEATURE

Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

Grace A. Dow Library Children's Area

The lower level of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library sustained significant damage during June, 2017 flooding. With a $400,000 gift from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundaiton the Library was able to commence restoration.

SPACE Inc. of Midland was contracted to provide design services and drew their inspiration from Alden B. Dow.

Photos by: Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News

Library worker placing items on shelves at Grace A. Dow library

PayeeAmount Paid in 2018Project TitleProgram Area
Creative 360 Stage, Studios & Gallery$50,000$100,000 pledge awarded in 2016 and paid in full in 2018 as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support operations Arts and Culture
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library$2,000Annual grant awarded and paid in 2018 to support 2018 operationsArts and Culture
Midland Center for the Arts$500,000$500,000 pledge awarded in 2017 and paid in full in 2018 to support 2017-2018 operationsArts and Culture
Bay Sail$100,000$200,000 pledge awarded in 2018 to fund the inspection and repair of ships, hire a Fund Development Director, and perform capital improvements to propertyCivic and Community
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region$20,000$40,000 pledge awarded in 2017 and paid in full in 2018 to pilot a program for training mentors Civic and Community
The Center for Michigan$75,000$225,000 pledge awarded in 2016 and paid in full in 2018 to support operations over three years by matching the percentage of funds raisedCivic and Community
City of Alma$10,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 to rebuild Wright Park in AlmaCivic and Community
Council of Michigan Foundations$19,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 to support operationsCivic and Community
Council of Michigan Foundations$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 to support the Robert S. Collier Public Policy Endowment FundCivic and Community
Edenville Township$185,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 to renovate and expand the Edenville Township fire stationCivic and Community
Michigan Baseball Foundation, Inc.$7,257.03$885,000 pledge awarded in 2015 and paid in full in 2018 to support the Momentum Midland Program Office over three years, with outright payments totaling $600,000, and payments totaling up to $285,000 to be made on a quarterly basis upon receipt of invoices of non-recurring expensesCivic and Community
Michigan Baseball Foundation, Inc.$250,000$500,000 pledge awarded in 2017 and paid in full in 2018 to purchase a new video board and production equipment for Dow DiamondCivic and Community
Midland Area Chamber Foundation$15,000$55,000 pledge awarded in 2015 and paid in full in 2018 to provide support for the Midland Blooms project over four yearsCivic and Community
Midland County$1,546,000$3,500,000 pledge awarded in 2016 and paid in full in 2018 to construct a new public entrance and perform interior renovations of the Midland County CourthouseCivic and Community
Saginaw YMCA$50,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 to support the KidsCampUs capital campaignCivic and Community
Village of Breckenridge$13,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 for capital improvements to Birch Street Park in Breckenridge, MichiganCivic and Community
Bullock Creek School District$164,000$490,000 pledge awarded in 2018 to expand the nature-based elementary curriculum across the district for Kindergarten through fifth grade studentsEducation
Delta College Foundation$60,000$180,000 pledge awarded in 2016 to support operations over three years for the Delta College Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) Education
Delta College Foundation$712,500$1,425,000 pledge awarded in 2018 to construct the new Delta College Midland Center in downtown MidlandEducation
Inland Seas Education Association$75,000$250,000 pledge awarded in 2016 as a $1 for $1 matching grant to construct the Inland Seas Support facility, provide scholarships, and fund operationsEducation
Lake Superior State University Foundation$50,000$100,000 pledge awarded in 2018 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 to support the development of a pre-apprenticeship programEducation
Michigan State University$500,000$4,000,000 pledge awarded in 2015 for STEM programming in Midland, MichiganEducation
Midland Public Schools$1,250,000$1,250,000 pledge awarded in 2015 and paid in full in 2018 to support the STEM Strategic plan at Midland Public SchoolsEducation
Midland Section of the American Chemical Society$31,350$62,700 pledge awarded in 2018 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 to permanently house the Henry Marsh Institute for Public Policy at Saginaw Valley State University, and to offer a one-day political leadership program to City of Midland Citizens Academy graduatesEducation
Chippewa Nature Center, Inc.$60,000$180,000 pledge to support operations over three years beginning in 2018Environment
Chippewa Watershed Conservancy$40,000$120,000 pledge awarded in 2016 and paid in full in 2018 to support operations Environment
Conservation Fund – Great Lakes Office$100,000$300,000 pledge awarded in 2016 to support the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network over three years beginning in 2017Environment
Huron Pines Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc.$30,000$90,000 pledge awarded in 2017 to support the efforts of the Kirtland’s Warbler Alliance Environment
The Nature Conservancy, Inc. $1,000,000$5,000,000 pledge awarded in 2015 to support science-based and ecosystem-scale land and water conservation work in the State of MichiganEnvironment
Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy$60,000$200,000 pledge awarded in 2018 as a matching grant for operational support Environment
The Arc of Midland$50,000$150,000 pledge awarded in 2016 to assist with system advocacy and navigation for families and individualsHealth & Human Services
Child Abuse and Neglect Council Great Lakes Bay Region$50,000$100,000 pledge awarded in 2018 to support the expansion of the “Make Parenting A Pleasure” program over two yearsHealth & 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 expansion of programming into the Great Lakes Bay Region over three years beginning in 2018Health & Human Services
The Diaper Alliance, Inc.$27,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support operationsHealth & Human Services
Forgotten Man Ministries$130,000$317,785 pledge awarded in 2018 to support operations for inmate programming at the Midland County & Bay County Jails 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.$2,000Annual grant awarded and paid in 2018 to support the 2018 Community Christmas ClosetHealth & Human Services
Mid Michigan Big Brothers Big Sisters, Inc.$50,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 as a $2 for $1 matching grant to support operationsHealth & Human Services
Midland Area Homes$150,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 to support the purchase and renovation of a new facility Health & Human Services
Midland County Council on Aging$300,000$600,000 pledge awarded in 2017 and paid in full in 2018 to support the construction of a new Sanford Senior Center and develop a park and recreation areaHealth & 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$4,000,000$8,000,000 pledge awarded in 2017 to construct a Heart and Vascular Center on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center-MidlandHealth & Human Services
MidMichigan Health Foundation$2,550,000Donation of property to MidMichigan Health FoundationHealth & 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 Health & Human Services
Ten Sixteen Recovery Network$75,000$150,000 pledge awarded in 2018 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 beginning with the 2017-2018 campaignHealth & Human Services
United Way of Midland County$140,000$420,000 pledge awarded in 2015 and paid in full in 2018 as a three years challenge grant for new Leadership Circle gifts and gift increased by at least $500, including new Young Leaders, beginning with the 2015-2016 campaignHealth & Human Services
United Way of Saginaw County$20,000$60,000 pledge awarded in 2017 to support the Imagination Library program in Saginaw County Health & Human Services
West Midland Family Center$100,000$300,000 pledge awarded in 2015 and paid in full in 2018 as a $1 for $1 matching grant to support operations Health & Human Services
Hope Baptist Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 to replace a boiler and install new flooringReligion
Midland Baptist Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 to replace the church roofReligion
Midland County Churches$180,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 for $2,000 to each of the 90 churches in Midland CountyReligion
Midland Evangelical Free Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 to replace existing parking lot lights with LED lightingReligion
Midland Free Methodist Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 to replace the church roofReligion
Our Redeemer Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 to replace church windowsReligion
St. Paul Lutheran Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 to purchase and install a handicap vertical platform lift at the churchReligion
Trinity Lutheran Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 to replace a portion of the church roofReligion
Trinity Wesleyan Church$20,000One-year grant awarded and paid in 2018 to replace the church roof and repair water damage Religion
TOTAL PAYMENTS MADE
(Does not include Dow Gardens)
$15,511,167.03

NameGrant AmountProject TitleProgram Area
Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault$500,000Pledge awarded to construct a new facility, payable in 2020Health & Human Services
Grand Rapids Symphony$250,000Pledge awarded over five years, beginning in 2019, to support the Artists in Residence and Mosaic Scholars ProgramsArts and Culture
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy$2,000,000Pledge awarded over two years, beginning in 2020, as a matching gift to support the “Campaign for Generations”Environment
Midland Area Chamber Foundation$20,000Pledge awarded to support Midland Blooms over one year, payable in 2019, with an outright gift of $15,000 and a $1 to $1 match of contributions from businesses and individuals up to $5,000Civic and Community
Midland Center for the Arts$500,000Pledge awarded to support 2018-2019 operations, payable in 2019Arts and Culture
Northwood University$3,955,737Pledge awarded over three years, beginning in 2020, to support the development and incorporation of data analytics and cybersecurity curriculums Education
SpringHill Camps$370,000Pledge awarded over two years, beginning in 2019, 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, MichiganHealth & Human Services
United Way of Midland County$450,000Pledge awarded as a challenge grant over three years, beginning with the 2018-2019 campaign, for new Leadership Circle gifts and gifts increased by at least $500, including new Young LeadersHealth & Human Services
United Way of Midland County$175,000Pledge awarded as a base grant over one year to support the 2018-2019 annual campaign, payable in 2019Health & Human Services

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