The Region’s Community Foundations Now Accepting Applications for Dow communityGives

Dow Community GivesGREAT LAKES BAY REGION, MI – Working in collaboration with the Dow Chemical Company, the Bay Area, Midland Area, and Saginaw Community Foundations have elected to once again offer youth groups in the Great Lakes Bay Region the opportunity to earn money to support their programs.

Through the Dow communityGives Program, youth groups have the unique opportunity earn $500 or $1000 for their programs while giving back to the community. A major component of the program is the requirement of volunteer hours.  All applicants must complete a minimum of 50 group volunteer hours for local projects and 100 hours for projects with a regional impact.

“In order to make sure we were providing every possible opportunity to local youth organizations, we decided to accept applications on a continual basis instead of the two grant cycles we had previously offered,” stated Midland Area Community Foundation President and CEO, Jan McGuire. “We think a continual offering will encourage more innovation from our applicants.”

The updated program guidelines can be reviewed by visiting the Midland Area Community Foundation website; /CommunityGives.htm. Applicants must contact the Foundation to discuss their program and volunteer project before applying. Please contact Nicole Wilson by calling 989-839-9661 or emailing at