Celanese Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The Celanese Foundation awards grants to primary education schools around the country.

IP TAKE: This funder tends to award unrestricted or general operating support grants rather than project specific grants.

PROFILE: The Celanese Foundation was established in 2013 and is an “[e]mployee-led effort dedicated to improving the life for people around the world.” The foundation is the philanthropic arm of Celanese, a global technology and special materials company. The foundation’s grantmaking aims to improve basic living conditions, with a focus on children. Grantmaking programs include Families, Primary Education and Safe Places to Live & Grow.

The Celanese Foundation’s Primary Education program supports organizations “[d]edicated to providing academic, social and emotional support to help students graduate high school.” The foundation awards a relatively large number of grants each year. Grant amounts are generally on the modest side, often ranging from $500 to $5,000. Past K-12 grantees include Greenhill School located in Addison, Texas; and Bradley Hill Elementary School located in Rockville, Maryland.

The Celanese Foundation accepts unsolicited grant requests; however, Celanese employee interest and active support determines funding.

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