PITTSBURG -- Dow Chemical's Community Advisory Panel has awarded six grants to fund educational projects in East County.
The grant amounts vary from $3,000 to $5,000 for each project, resulting in a total of $24,740 in grant funds awarded.
Here is a listing of the grant recipients and projects:
The projects were ranked on sustainability, overall impact, community benefits, emphasis and partnership strength.
"We were surprised that so few nonprofits and schools applied this year," said Darien Croce, a panel member who participated in the grants review process. "However, we were really pleased with the quality of applications. And nearly all fit Dow's criteria to a 'T' so that made it doubly hard to choose. In fact, we appealed to Dow to allow us to increase the amount of grants just so we could fund some really worthy projects -- and we're grateful they complied.
"These six projects will have a far-reaching impact in our community."
Contact Eve Mitchell at 925-779-7189. Follow her on Twitter.com/EastCounty_Girl.