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Established in 2011, the Dover Foundation focuses on education, with an emphasis on enriching science and technology experiences for students and in providing college scholarship opportunities to the children of Dover employees worldwide. We also assist our companies and their employees in their efforts to become active members in the communities in which we operate. We accomplish this by supporting not-for-profit organizations, causes and/or projects that benefit the community, the environment, education, and that complement the business interests of Dover and its operating companies.

Learn more about the Dover Foundation programs


Dover strives to explore and give back to the community.


Dover is a proud partner of the following programs within our local professional sports teams.


Dover Foundation Partner, DuPage Children’s Museum, Hosts an AWEsome 30th Birthday Splash

June 27, 2017

To celebrate their 30th birthday, DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) hosted a party in conjunction with the grand opening of AWEsome Water. The opening of AWEsome Water marks the completion of DCM’s largest exhibit – AWESOME ENERGY, presented by the Dover Foundation.

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The Dover Foundation and Microwave Products Group/K&L Microwave sponsor “Best Product” Award at Salisbury University Competition
May 23, 2017
 
Collaborating Across Generations for Science
May 11, 2017
 
Two Dover Employees Selected For 2017 STEP Ahead Award
April 20, 2017
 
Blackhawks Reading Program Inspires Chicago Kids to Read 15 Million Pages
2016-2017 Blackhawks Season
 
Dover Foundation Partners with the Chicago Wolves
February 16, 2016
 
Warn Industries Employees Donate To Clackamas-Based Charity
December 7, 2016
 
Dover Foundation Relief Efforts In Chennai
June 22, 2016
 
Aspire Receives Large Donation from the Inpro/Seal Family
September 12, 2016
 

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Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program

The Dover Foundation supports education for the advancement of tomorrow. Education is fundamental to maintaining strong communities, to a healthy economy and to expanding manufacturing and technological capabilities. The Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding college students who are the children and/or dependents of Dover employees worldwide. Recipients are eligible for a recurring/multi-year scholarship of up to $2,500 per year for a maximum of $10,000 for their undergraduate studies. All awards are made on a competitive basis by an impartial, outside committee comprised of academic professionals from prominent universities.
(List of recipients)

Major grants

The Dover Foundation supports education for the advancement of tomorrow. Dover Foundation focuses its major grants on programs with the potential for significant impact and that are consistent with Dover Corporation business interests and values. A lead major grant to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago provides science teachers with additional training through the Center for the Advancement of Science Education. The Center provides teachers with enhanced skills and tools necessary to enrich science education for Chicago area students. By assisting teachers, the benefits of this grant reach a large number of students, providing them with a better understanding of science and technology. In addition to its support of the Museum of Science and Industry, the Dover Foundation also supports the educational and training endeavors of other cultural, philanthropic and community organizations throughout its home market of Chicago.


Click here for more information on the CASE program at the Museum of Science and Industry

Gifts

The Dover Foundation supports causes that are important to the community. We encourage Dover Operating Companies and their employees to be active in the communities in which they live and work. We believe this makes good business sense and helps to generate healthy communities. To assist in this effort, the Dover Foundation makes available gifts of up to $5,000 to qualifying organizations when a contribution of equal or greater value is made directly by the local Dover operating company. Gifts support a wide range of community needs including: hunger, health, social services, youth and more.


Supporting our community

Dover Foundation is in partnership with Dover operating companies, is having an impact in local communities:

  • Belvac Production Machinery, Inc. – United Way of Central Virginia
  • Cook Compression – Susan G. Komen Foundation – Houston
  • Dover Arificial Lift, Alberta Oil Tool – The Terry Fox Foundation to Support
    Cancer Research Initiatives
  • Dover Artificial Lift – CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County
  • Dover Artificial Lift – Houston Children's Charity
  • Hillphoenix – Van Buren County Hospital & Clinic
  • Hydro Systems Company – Teen Challenge Cincinnati
  • Maag – Pestalozzi Children's Foundation
  • PDQ Manufacturing, Inc. – Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Wisconsin
  • PSG – Laura’s House (a non-profit organization to help victims of Domestic Violence)
  • Quartzdyne, Inc. – Utah Food Bank
  • TWG (Tulsa Winch Group) – Make a Wish Foundation of Oklahoma
  • US Synthetic – Asante® Foundation
  • US Synthetic – Junior Achievement of Utah
  • Vehicle Service Group – Jefferson County United Way
  • Warn Industries, Inc. – The Children’s Center
  • Waukesha Bearings Corporation – Junior Achievement® of the Heartland


Public Disclosure: Downloadable IRS 990-PF
The Dover Foundation is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition to awarding scholarships to qualified children of Dover employees, contributions are made only to qualified organizations. Contributions are not made to: religious organizations for religious purposes; for any form of political activity; to non-qualified military veteran organizations, fraternal orders or labor groups; for loans of any kind; or for trips, tours, dinners, tickets or advertising. The Foundation does not have and is not able to donate equipment or products.