Donaldson Foundation Grants

Donaldson Foundation

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $50,000

Next deadline: Mar 1, 2019

Later deadlines: Oct 1, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Lee County, Alabama, Counties in California: Los Angeles County, San Joaquin County, Lee County, Illinois, Counties in Indiana: Clinton County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Community Involvement

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.

The Donaldson Foundation invites only those grant applications that are educational focused. Each request will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Educational focus
  • Degree of need for those benefited
  • Impact
  • Sustainability
  • Connection to our communities

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grant recipients must qualify for tax exemption by the IRS.
  • 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 


  • Grant applications that focus on impactful programs are preferred over funding requests for general operating expenses.