Solving Big Challenges

The Danos Foundation impacts and improves the communities where we live and work by mirroring the Purpose and Values of Danos. Within the guidelines of the Foundation’s Purpose and Values, we leverage our resources of time, talent and money to support and promote involvement in activities and initiatives to help resolve community challenges.

Honor God. Develop great people to solve big challenges for our communities.

Danos Foundation

Community Grant Program

The Danos GIVES grant program awards funding to approved 501(c) 3 or 170 (b) organizations that help solve community challenges.

Employee Volunteer Program

The Danos WORKS program awards money to approved 501(c) 3 or 170 (b) organizations where Danos employees volunteer their time.

Employee Assistance Program

The Danos CARES program is an employee-driven initiative, and funds are distributed to employees who have needs arising from unexpected events.

Danos GIVES

Overview

Care for Others

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."- Matthew 25:35-36, 40

The Danos GIVES grant program awards funding to approved 501(c) 3 or 170 (b) organizations that benefit people. This grant program is funded through charitable gifts from Danos employees and supplemented with funds from the company.

Interested in applying for a Danos GIVES grant? Please submit your online grant application by 11:59 p.m. August 31, so Danos GIVES can learn about the mission of your organization and better understand how a grant can help you. Be sure to review our grant eligibility guidelines to make sure your organization is eligible.

Important note, applications and attachments will only be accepted through the online portal and will need to be completed in one sitting. You can prepare your answers ahead of time with "Grant Application Questions" document located in the Resources box.  Once you've gathered all your information, begin your online application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


Danos WORKS

Overview & Guidelines

The Danos WORKS program awards money to approved 501(c) 3 or 170 (b) organizations where Danos employees volunteer their time. The program encourages Danos employees to volunteer their personal time and expertise to organizations that help resolve community challenges. This program is funded through charitable gifts from Danos employees and supplemented with funds from the company.

WORKS Guidelines
Danos WORKS will award $10 per hour for every hour a Danos employee volunteers his or her time at an approved 501(c) 3 or 170 (b) organization.  Employees must volunteer a minimum of 10-hours annually per organization to be eligible for the award. Volunteer hours can be recorded with multiple approved 501(c) 3 or 170 (b) organizations.

Before You Volunteer

  1. Verify that the organization is an approved 501(c)3 or 170(b) organization.

  2. After you work, visit the online volunteer portal to log your hours worked.


Danos CARES

Mission

An employee-driven initiative, Danos CARES was created by and is funded by Danos employees through voluntary donations along with a matching donation from Danos. Funds are distributed to Danos employees who have needs arising from unexpected events.

A Danos CARES request is completed by the in-need employee’s supervisor and assistance is allocated based on availability, need and approval.

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Guiding Principles and Values

Danos Foundation Guiding Principles

  • We care for and serve others because we believe that all people are created in the image of God.

  • We invest in organizations that are focused on building strong families and creating sustainable solutions for the vulnerable, hurting, and disadvantaged.

  • We develop long-term partnerships with organizations run with excellence.

  • We invest in organizations that our employees are passionate about and impact the communities where we live and work.

Danos Foundation Values

  • Respect

     - We treat others in a way that preserves and builds their dignity.

  • Improvement

     - We develop and support creative solutions to challenges so that we may offer the most value to our communities. We will do this by leveraging our most important resource, our people, and by challenging current methods and thinking.

  • Service

     - We will seek to meet or exceed the expectations of our communities by developing strong partnerships, addressing identified needs with urgency, and providing compassionate service to those in need.

  • Integrity

     - We strive to create trust through honest and ethical conduct in everything we do.

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FAQ

Overview & Guidelines

[ + ] How do I know if my Danos GIVES request was received?

Applicants will receive written confirmation via email when a completed application is received.

[ + ] What is the status of my Danos GIVES grant application?

You will receive email confirmation when your completed application is received. If additional information is needed, you will be contacted directly.

[ + ] What organizations or requests are not eligible for Danos Foundation support?

Non 501(c) 3 or 170(b) organizations
Requests for general operating expenses
Programs that support an individual or individual families
Organizations with a primary purpose of influencing legislation
School extra-curricular or athletic programs
Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, sex, ancestry, sexual orientation or religion
Capital campaigns or endowments
Organizations that operate or support activities that are counter to Danos’ Purpose and Values.

[ + ] When are grants distributed?

Grant checks are presented during the first quarter of the year following the grant application.

Foundation Contact

3878 West Main Street
Gray, LA 70359
Tel: 985-219-3438
foundation@danos.com

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