Messer Construction Co. Foundation

Grant applications are now being accepted through March 28, 2023.  Here are the 2023 guidelines and application.

The Foundation seeks to support organizations that advance the interests of society in the areas of economic inclusion, education, workforce development or environmental stewardship.

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2023 Grant Applications

Apply by Tuesday, March 28. Here are the 2023 guidelines and application. Watch the video to get an idea of how to prepare.

The Messer Construction Co. Foundation was created to administer multi-year gifts from the company and to provide a disciplined approach to larger gifts. The Foundation has award $1.5 million in grants since 2005.

Grant recipients are sponsored by Messer employees, recommended by a committee composed of Messer employees, and approved by the Foundation Board of Trustees.

New this year, Messer accepted grant applications focused on environmental stewardship (i.e., creative solutions for making an organization's built environment more sustainable) in addition to priority areas of economic inclusion, education and workforce development.

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Past Grant Recipients


  • STRIDE Program (part of the Clark Co. Association for Handicapped Citizens), Lexington, KY

  • Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, Raleigh, NC

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County, Charlotte, NC
  • Knoxworx Leadership Foundation, Knoxville, TN


  • The Boys & Girls Club of Dayton, Dayton, OH
  • Family Scholar House, Louisville, KY
  • Hollis Adams and Spirit of Joy Church, Indianapolis, IN
  • Justin's Place, Lexington, KY


  • Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati, OH
  • Hope Haven, Charlotte, NC
  • Legacy Mission Village, Nashville, TN
  • Nativity Academy at St. Boniface, Louisville, KY