At McWane, every day presents new opportunities for our team members to make a difference in someone’s life. McWane team members volunteer and participate in meaningful activities that improve the many communities where we live and work.
Each McWane facility is active in its local community and works with civic leaders and CAPs, to identify partnership opportunities. Over the years, McWane team members have adopted schools in the communities where our facilities operate, helped build playgrounds and houses in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and worked to clean up local neighborhoods. Our team members have participated in fundraising walks for charitable and non-profit organizations and have supported the Red Cross and the United Way. McWane team members also have volunteered their time and talents for endeavors supporting the arts, education, resources for children and senior citizen facilities.
We know that many lives are touched when we extend a helping hand to one another, and McWane team members are committed to making a difference in our world.
Clow Valve is an active member in many community projects and charities, including
Community Advisory Panels
Community Advisory Panels (CAPs) have been established across the United States allowing a cross-section of community representatives to work with company stakeholders on issues that affect their interests, including environmental, social and economic impacts.
In addition to representatives from our facilities, panel members include local community leaders, public officials, educators, union members, regulators, members of the clergy, residents and business leaders.
Donation Request Forms
Some of our CAPs have Donation Request Forms that can be submitted. Please see below to see if your area CAP has a form. If not, please feel free to contact the General Manager at the local facility.
Charitable Giving Guidelines
The McWane Foundation was established to support the communities where McWane, Inc. has a presence through its plants and employees. The foundation welcomes proposals that meet the guidelines and policies outlined below.
Our waterworks products contribute to the infrastructure of towns and cities throughout the world by providing clean, safe water. Other products that we produce, such as fire hydrants and fire extinguishers, are used to keep our communities safe. McWane, Inc. is also interested in supporting the communities in which we operate and live by strengthening the “other” essential components of the infrastructure that contribute so significantly to the quality of life: education, healthcare, the environment and the arts. The McWane Foundation was established to facilitate that support.
Areas of Interest
- Health and Safety
- Arts and Culture
- Environmental Stewardship
- The McWane Foundation supports programs, initiatives and organizations that will benefit the communities where McWane employees live and work.
- Grants are awarded only to nonprofit organizations with tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. In addition, public entities such as schools and parks may be considered.
- Requests must fall under one of the areas of interest.
The Foundation will not support:
- Individuals or groups acting on behalf of individuals
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin or gender
- Telephone or mass mail appeals
- Political organizations
- Groups such as athletic teams, fraternal orders, sectarian religious, veterans programs, labor associations, etc.
Please submit a letter with the following information:
- A description of the organization for which the funds are being sought
- How the requested funds will be used
- Timelines for the funding and implementation of the project
- How success will be measured for the proposed project
- Evidence of tax exempt status
- List of directors and executive staff
- Budget for project and any additional funders
All requests should be sent to the local McWane facility to the attention of the general manager.