Dover Corporation


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.


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Two Dover Employees Selected For 2017 Step Ahead Award

April 20, 2017

Two Dover Operating Company employees are among 130 honorees presented with the 2017 STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award given by The Manufacturing Institute. The 2017 STEP Ahead Awards took place on April 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

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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
USO BBQ For The Troops
September 8, 2016
Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship Award Presented
June 20, 2016
Students Presented The $10,000 Dover Foundation’s Best Product Award
May 3, 2016
Dover Participates In Bike MS: Tour De Farms 2016
June 26, 2016
2016 JP Morgan Corporate Challenge
May 26, 2016
Dover's President & CEO Keynote Speaker
May 23, 2016
The Dover Foundation Supports The Relief Effort For Those Affected By The Flooding In Chennai, India
December 21, 2015
Chicago Bulls and Dover Celebrate “Youth Education Night”
December 14, 2015
Dover Team Members Volunteer With JA At Local Junior High School
November 25, 2015
Dover Employees Support Wounded Veterans
April 15, 2015
Dover Human Resource Representatives Participate in Junior Achievement Career Day
November 21, 2014

PDQ and Dover Foundation Donate $10,000 To Make-A-Wish® Foundation
July 28, 2014

Hustle Up The Hancock
April 13, 2014
The Dover Foundation supports the relief effort for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan
November 20, 2013


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


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.