Donaldson Company and our employees are committed to making a difference and strengthening the communities of which we are a part. We are extremely proud of the generations of employees who have established an expansive history of philanthropy, generously giving their time, energy and aid to various local and regional organizations and projects.
The Donaldson Foundation’s mission is to positively impact the communities in which Donaldson Company employees live and work by supporting education. The Donaldson Foundation distributes grants and matching gifts totaling over $1.2 million each year to non-profit organizations.
Funding is available in the Twin Cities and the following U.S. locations where the Company has a significant manufacturing or distribution presence:
|Auburn, Alabama||Frankfort, Indiana||Waterloo, Iowa||Ivyland, Pennsylvania|
|Stockton, California||Monticello, Indiana||Nicholasville, Kentucky||Greeneville, Tennessee|
|Valencia, California||Rensselaer, Indiana||Chesterfield, Missouri||Baldwin, Wisconsin|
|Dixon, Illinois||Cresco, Iowa||Chillicothe, Missouri||Stevens Point, Wisconsin|
The Donaldson Foundation invites only those grant applications that are educational focused. Grant recipients must qualify for tax exemption by the IRS. The completion of the Minnesota Common Grant Application is preferred and proof of tax exemption 501(c)3 status is required. Each request will be evaluated against the criteria outlined below.
Grant applications that focus on impactful programs are preferred over funding requests for general operating expenses. Grant awards range from $5,000 to $20,000.
The Donaldson Foundation has two funding cycles. The first runs from August through January. Decisions for the first funding cycle are made in December with a payout in January. The second funding cycle runs from January through June with a payout in July. New proposals are accepted during the first two months of a funding cycle. Proposals received after the second month are included in the subsequent funding cycle.
|Cycle I||Cycle II|
Proposal Submission Period
| August 1 - October 1
||January 1 - March 1|
Proposal Review Period
| October 2 - December 31
||March 2 - June 30|
Funding to Organizations
| January 31
The Donaldson Foundation
Nathalye Blok, President
PO Box 1299, MS 100
Minneapolis, MN 55440
MINNESOTA COMMON GRANT APPLICATION FORM
In the fall of 1981, Donaldson Company established a scholarship program for dependent children of U.S. employees. Scholarships are awarded without reference to race, creed, color, age, gender, religion, disability, or national origin. The amount of the award can range from $2,000 to $3,000 for each year of full-time study and may be renewed for up to three additional years.
The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America, which establishes the award criteria and has sole authority for selecting award recipients. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities.
January 1: Applications begin to be accepted
February 1: Postmark deadline for Renewal applications
March 15: Postmark deadline for new applications
May: Award notification
After August 15: Payment of first half of amount granted
After December 30: Payment of second half of amount granted
The number of scholarships is limited to a maximum of 25% of the number of applicants.