The Dowd and Guild Inc. Scholarship was created to support the private sector by expanding educational opportunities for students in need. Since its inception in 1998, over one hundred scholarships have been awarded. Applicants are carefully screened and those being considered for a scholarship are interviewed by a committee made up of Dowd and Guild Inc. employees. Scholarships are awarded year-round and there is no deadline for applying. To be eligible, the student must be a United States citizen, currently enrolled in or entering a two or four year undergraduate college program, be in good academic standing, and must be in need of financial assistance.
Eligible candidates are scheduled for an interview at the Dowd and Guild Inc. corporate offices in San Ramon, CA. The scholarship is a $1,000 award and is paid in four quarterly installments. Students are required to provide an update to Dowd and Guild Inc. quarterly regarding their academic progress and leadership activities in order to receive their next installment.
To apply, students should email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application and full eligibility requirements.
Dowd and Guild Inc. and Kelly-Moore employees spent a Saturday volunteering their time to help paint the Tenderloin’s San Francisco City Academy. The Academy serves approximately 350 students from the inner city/Tenderloin area and is dedicated to raising future leaders and productive people for the world, despite the environment in which they live.
The San Francisco City Academy recently took over the Musician’s Union building, which was in tremendous need of a remodel. Dowd and Guild Inc. and Kelly-Moore donated all of the paint and sundries used in the remodel and their employees contributed by spending a Saturday painting the school. Employees were also treated to a tour of the homeless outreach program where hundreds of meals are served daily and they met the founder of the San Francisco Rescue Mission, Pastor Roger Huang.
Dowd and Guild Inc. sponsors and administers the Paint Donation Program providing free paint to worthwhile charities around the world. Since the beginning of the program in 1996 over one million gallons of paint have been distributed. This program exists because of the generous donations from a major paint manufacturer in the Western United States.
Qualified organizations must be credentialed as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and must use the paint for worthwhile charitable projects. Resale of the paint is not allowed.
Dowd and Guild Inc. is committed to charities in and around the local communities. We support this home for battered women and children financially, as well as through scholarships and volunteer work. Since 1984 Shepherd's Gate has helped over eight thousand battered and homeless women and children. They provide a safe haven for women and their children who are homeless because of abusive relationships, addiction, loss of financial support and other factors. For additional information, please visit the Shepherd's Gate web site.
Dowd and Guild Inc. supports "A Special Day for Special Athletes", the Cal State University Fullerton - Kathleen E. Faley Memorial Special Games. Thousands of developmentally disabled students from Orange County, California schools participate in a day of non-competitive games each year. The Special Games hosts over 2,800 athletes and 2,500 volunteers. The goal is to create a special day for some very special athletes.The day is comprised of opening ceremonies, athletic events including a football and basketball toss, t-ball, soccer goal kicks, a 50-yard dash, a BBQ and an award ceremony.
Dowd and Guild Inc. and their employees help served City Impact of San Francisco by giving financial suipport, passing out meals to shut-ins, and providing help over the Holiday seasons. City Impact is in the heart of the Tenderloin district in San Francisco where there are 6,000 homeless and 3,000 children living within a square mile. City Impact and the staff are doing amazing work and we are happy to be a part of it.
Dowd and Guild Inc. employees and their families supports Kids Against Hunger. This program is a nonprofit organization with a mission to reduce hunger and feed starving children around the world. They have already provided over 2 billion meals to children and families in 70 countries with the help of hundreds of thousands of volunteers. Dowd and Guild Inc. employees and families packaged 8,400 meals in an afternoon.
World Impact Oakland is one of the non-profits Dowd and Guild Inc. employees enjoy helping most. Employees have served breakfast to the homeless and low income residents of West Oakland’s Prescott community on many occasions. An estimated 200 members of the local neighborhood are served a free breakfast each Saturday morning. The most rewarding part of the experience for employees is to reach out and visit with the members of the community.
World Impact also offers job search assistance, pregnancy counseling, church services and community activities designed to building a safe and stable environment in West Oakland, California. Dowd and Guild Inc. also donated a used but reliable van to World Impact, which allows residents to be shuttled to community activities and children to summer camp.