Danos Foundation Announces 2021 Grants to 24 Nonprofits

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Danos Foundation is awarding charitable grants to 24 nonprofits totaling $89,000. The grants are part of the Foundation’s Danos GIVES program, which is funded by employee and company contributions. Since its establishment in 2017, the Danos Foundation has provided nearly a half million dollars through its GIVES, WORKS and CARES programs. This year’s GIVES recipients are located in South Louisiana, West Texas and Pennsylvania, all areas where Danos employees work and live.

“The Danos Foundation is a true manifestation of our company purpose: ‘Honor God. Develop great people to solve big challenges for our customers and communities,” said company Owner Mark Danos. “Our goal is to make a positive impact by providing financial assistance to organizations serving their local communities.”

Each year, Danos GIVES accepts applications from 501(c)3 or 170(b) nonprofit organizations that benefit education, healthcare, environmental or welfare initiatives in areas where the company conducts business. Special consideration is given to projects targeting community welfare needs. Applications must be submitted by August 31 each year for consideration. Employee and company contributions provide funding for Danos GIVES, as well as Danos WORKS, a program that contributes money to qualified organizations where Danos employees volunteer their time. 

2021 Danos Foundation grant recipients, selected out of 62 applicants:

Louisiana:

A Place of Restoration, Gray

CASA of Terrebonne, Inc.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Galliano 

Catholic Community Center, Galliano 

Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center, Thibodaux 

Dulac Community Center, Dulac 

Hope Extreme, Houma 

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), Chauvin 

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Houma 

The Salvation Army Houma Service Center, Houma 

The Life of a Single Mom, Baton Rouge

Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana, Lafayette 

Junior Achievement of Acadiana, Lafayette

The Salvation Army of Lafayette, Lafayette

Eden House, New Orleans 

Bridge House/Grace House, New Orleans 

Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans 

New Orleans Mission Inc., New Orleans 

Second Harvest Food Bank, New Orleans 

The Salvation Army New Orleans Area Command, New Orleans 

YMCA of Greater New Orleans, Metairie 

Pennsylvania:

Beverly’s Birthdays, North Huntingdon

Texas:

Bill’s Backpacks, Levelland

Refuge Services, Inc., Lubbock