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How to Apply for a Grant

You must apply using our online application. Nordson does not accept paper applications. 

Please be advised, this is a new system, so all applicants are considered first time users.


Applications must include a current 501(c)3 status letter and a list of the organization's officers and directors with their affiliations. An audited financial report and an annual report may be included, as well as any other relevant paperwork.

Deadlines for submitting an application are:

  • Ohio (Lorain County) - February 15, May 15, August 15 and November 15
  • Georgia - August 15, May 15 and November 15
  • California - February 15 and August 15
  • Rhode Island - August 15 and February 15
  • New Jersey - August 15
  • Wisconsin - May 15
  • Pennsylvania/Ohio (Lawrence County, PA and Mahoning County, OH) - February 15
  • Virginia - February 15
  • Colorado - May 15

It is suggested that organizations contact the Foundation staff member who represents their geographic area before submitting an application to determine if the grant request falls within the Foundation's priorities.

 How Funds Are Allocated

The Foundation board of directors determines how funds are allocated based on written grant applications submitted by the applicants. The directors meet four times a year -- usually in February, April, July and October -- to allocate funds.

Ohio (Lorain County)

  • Cecilia H. Render, Nordson Corporation Foundation Executive Director
  • Joan Szczepanik, Program Officer
  • Kathy Ladiner, Grants Manager / Matching Gifts Coordinator

The Nordson Corporation Foundation
28601 Clemens Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145
(440) 892-1580
E-mail: kladiner@nordson.com

Ohio (Mahoning County)

  • Johanna Friedrich

Xaloy Incorporated
8469 Southern Boulevard
Youngstown, Ohio 44512
E-mail: j.friedrich@us.xaloy.com

 Georgia (Gwinnett, Dawson, and Emanuel Counties)

  • Cindy Baumgardner, Program Officer

Nordson Corporation
11475 Lakefield Drive
Duluth, Georgia 30097
(770) 497-3672
E-mail: cindy.baumgardner@nordson.com

Colorado (Larimer County and Vicinity)

  • Sara Vaz, Program Officer

Value Plastics, Inc.
805 W. 71st St
Loveland, Co 80538

(760) 930-7246
E-mail: sara.vaz@nordson.com

California (North San Diego County)

  • Sara Vaz, Program Officer

Nordson ASYMTEK - Nordson MARCH - Nordson YESTECH
2747 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, California 92008-6603
(760) 930-7246
E-mail: sara.vaz@nordson.com

Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts

  • Shannon Aiton, Executive Assistant

Nordson EFD - Rhode Island
40 Catamore Blvd.
E. Providence, Rhode Island 02914-1378
(401) 431-7094
E-mail: Shannon.aiton@nordsonefd.com

New Jersey (Mercer County)

  • Jennifer Kuhn

 8 Applegate Drive
Robbinsville, New Jersey 08691
(609) 772-8462

Pennsylvania (Lawrence County)

  • Johanna Friedrich

Xaloy Incorporated
1399 County Line Road
New Castle, Pennsylvania 16107

Wisconsin (Chippewa County and Vicinity)

  • Shannon Potts

EDI Corporate
911 Kurth Road
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729
E-mail: shannon.potts@nordson.com