Dow announces recipients of Community Grants Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lacombe and Iron Ridge Elementary Campus in Blackfalds included on list

(Image courtesy: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District)

Fifteen organizations,including three from central Alberta, will benefit from the Prentiss Community Grant.

In honour of Philanthropy Day on Nov. 15 and Giving Tuesday on Nov. 30 as well as a way to commemorate Dow’s 60 years of safe and reliable operations in Alberta, $60,000 in community grants were developed and awarded to local organizations in the Heartland and Red Deer regions.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lacombe, Lacombe & District Family and Community Support Services and Iron Ridge Elementary Campus in Blackfalds are included on the list of Prentiss Community Grant recipients.

“As a partner in the communities where we operate, we understand the importance of contributing to organizations that are providing solutions to society’s most pressing challenges,” said Adrianne Lovric, Public Affairs Manager for Dow Canada. “Through our Global Citizenship program Dow strives to create sustainable, long-term change for communities and regions. What better way to thank our communities that have supported us for so many years, than by giving back.”

Applications were evaluated by a committee that was comprised of Dow employees and community members. Organizations had to demonstrate and detail how the funding will support the community in Dow’s three strategic focus areas, advancing sustainable solutions, building inclusive communities and developing tomorrow’s innovators, all while engaging employees for impact.

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Waskasoo Environmental and Red Deer Queer Community Association also received grant money.

For more program information visit dowcanada.com.