Celanese Announces $100K Grant to Support Dallas’ GrowSouth Initiative

During its centennial, Celanese will promote volunteerism and give grants in the Americas, Europe, and Asia regions where it operates.

Celanese

As a way to note its 100th anniversary, Celanese Corp. announced Tuesday a $100,000 grant challenge to support the southern sector of Dallas.

Irving-based Celanese—whose slogan is “The Chemistry Inside Innovation”—makes products for nearly all areas of business and life—from materials for the chemical, paints, and coating industries, to automotive, consumer electronics, and life-improving medical, food, and beverage products.   

Celanese products are used in everything from clothing, shoes, and carpeting, to aircraft, furniture, and lawn equipment.

“Grow South Grow Strong aims to support students and families and engage the community and corporations through targeted programs to address the community’s biggest opportunities and challenges.”
Susan Hoff

“In honor of our centennial year, we are proud to offer grants in all global locations where we do business. Since 2013, Celanese employees have volunteered nearly 400,000 hours addressing community needs in the areas of primary education, thriving families and safe places,” Celanese Vice President of Philanthropy Gretchen Rosswurm said in a release. “The Celanese Century grants honor the communities that support us while challenging us to be even more deeply engaged community change agents in southern Dallas and beyond.”

Celanese said during its centennial, it will promote volunteerism and give grants in the Americas, Europe, and Asia regions where it operates over 50 manufacturing facilities, commercial offices, and technology innovation center.

Susan Hoff

Susan Hoff of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.

The company said that the Celanese Foundation will partner with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to launch the “Celanese Century Southern Dallas Impact Grant” bolstering efforts within the Grow South, Grow Strong program.

“The Grow South, Grow Strong program provides children and families in the Roosevelt High School feeder pattern with targeted programming in the three City Year Dallas ISD schools, serving 1,700 students and their families,” United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Chief Strategy, Impact, and Operations Officer Susan Hoff said in a release.

CELANESE PLANS TO TO GRANT ABOUT $400K TO COMMUNITIES WORLDWIDE

“Grow South, Grow Strong aims to support students and families and engage the community and corporations through targeted programs to address the community’s biggest opportunities and challenges,” Hoff said.

The company that combined with the Dallas region $100,000 grant, it plans to grant roughly $400,000 to communities around the world.

The grant’s aim is to support Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings’ GrowSouth effort to improve and reinvigorate the southern sector of Dallas and bolster the potential of students and families in the community.

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas released the request for proposals on Tuesday. The stewardship and proposal deadline is Aug. 10 by 4 p.m., Celanese said in the release. Applications can be submitted electronically at the United Way website.

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