The Douglas Machine Foundation was created to focus the philanthropic resources of Douglas Machine on community needs. Most of our resources are primarily focused on communities surrounding Alexandria, Minnesota. The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that focus on community improvement through social services, education and various faith-based initiatives. Douglas Machine’s Community Stewardship encompasses all aspects of its philanthropy including Foundation contributions, volunteerism, and in-kind gifts.
Improve the quality of life in our communities
Support Douglas Machine employees giving to United Way, social services, education and faith-based organizations through a gift-matching program
Areas of Focus
Social Services – supporting programs that seek to either strengthen families or serve the needs of disadvantaged people
Education – supporting programs that emphasize student academic achievement
Faith-Based Initiatives – supporting education, health, human and social services programs that apply Biblical principles to nurture the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual wellness of people
When evaluating requests, the Douglas Machine Foundation will favor organizations meeting the following criteria:
Mission is closely related to the Foundation’s focus areas
Programs or activities involve Douglas Machine employees and retirees
Services that create sustainable community improvement
The Douglas Machine Foundation typically receives many more requests than it can support. A decision to decline a request does not imply that the applicant’s program is not needed or valued, it may not fall within our giving guidelines or priorities, or that funds are not available.
Outside our Guidelines
As a standard practice, the Foundation does not support:
Organizations without 501(c)(3) and 509(a) status
Social, labor, veterans, alumni or fraternal organizations serving a limited constituency
Travel by groups
Recreational, sporting events or athletic associations
Organizations seeking underwriting for advertising
Political causes, candidates or legislative lobbying efforts
The Douglas Foundation makes operating, project and capital grants. Priority is given to operating and project grants. Grant applications may be submitted at any time. To apply for funding, please complete the application provided and send it with your proposal to the address below. Please include the following information in your proposal:
Organization’s mission statement
Objectives for the current fiscal year
List of corporate/foundation donors including amount of United Way support
Most recent audited financial statement and/or Form 990 filing
Copy of the Internal Revenue Service ruling granting tax exemption under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code
List of Douglas Machine employees and retirees that volunteer with your organization
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