Messer Construction Co. Foundation

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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Recipients and Applications

The 2024 Grant application will be available in January 2024.

Congratulations to the 2023 Grant recipients:

  • Emerald Academy
  • Modcon Living
  • Shepherd Community Center
  • YMCA of Cincinnati

Learn more about these organizations.

Watch the video to get tips on how to prepare for 2024.

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 more than $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.

Messer accepts grant applications focused on economic inclusion, education, workforce development or environmental stewardship.

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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