Dover Foundation

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.

Learn more about the Dover Foundation programs

Dover strives to explore and give back to the community.

  • MSI
  • Shedd
  • Shakespeare
  • Childrens Museum
  • WBEZ
  • Junior achievement
  • USO
  • Midtown Edu
  • Project Hero


Dover's OPW Thanks and Supports Local Foodbanks

June 16, 2020

Dover's OPW thanks all the local foodbanks that have worked hard to support families in need around the world, especially during these uncertain times. With many foodbanks reporting shortages, OPW has donated between $500 and $1,000 (USD) to key foodbanks in communities where OPW employees live and work.

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Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program

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.

Community gifts


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

Supporting our community

Dover Foundation, in partnership with Dover operating companies, is having an impact in local communities:

  • Belvac Production Machinery, Inc.: Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc., United Way of Central Virginia
  • CPC: Second Harvest Heartland
  • Cook Compression: Susan G. Komen Foundation – Houston
  • Dover Food Retail: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Dover Precision Components: Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation
  • Hillphoenix: Van Buren County Hospital & Clinic
  • Hydro Systems: Teen Challenge Cincinnati
  • Inpro/Seal: Aspire and Junior Achievement of the Heartland
  • MAAG: Pestalozzi Children's Foundation
  • OPW: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Shared Harvest Foodbank, Inc., Teen Challenge Cincinnati
  • PDQ: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin
  • Pole/Zero: Teen Challenge Cincinnati
  • PSG: Laura’s House
  • TWG: Make A Wish Foundation of Oklahoma
  • VSG: Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County, King's Daughters' Hospital Foundation
  • Waukesha Bearings: Antigo Area Food Pantry, Asante® Foundation, Aspire of Illinois

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.