2013 HDR Foundation Grant Recipients

2013 Grant Recipients

Large Grants

Lower Columbia Estuary | Portland, Oregon
The $28,184 grant will help the organization’s "Science in Action" Outdoor Environmental Education Program, which engages students from underserved communities in innovative science-based environmental education experiences.

Center for Environmental Health | Oakland, California
The $25,000 grant will to fund the program’s work with larger purchasers who, through their buying power, can incentivize manufacturers to remove flame retardant chemicals from their products, thus making products safe for human health and the environment.

Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance | Omaha, Nebraska
The $25,000 grant will help the Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance tune or replace furnaces or weather-stripping, install radon mitigation systems, stabilize lead-based paint, use non-toxic pest management or fix other safety hazards in homes. The organization promotes healthy, safe, and green housing for children and families in the community.

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery | Minneapolis, Minnesota
The organization is determined to end child abuse and neglect and create strong, healthy families by ensuring that children's health issues are fully addressed through the Pediatric Assessment and Medical Management program, which is how it will use the $15,000 grant.

Small Grants

Rock Solid Robotics | Two Harbors, Minnesota
Rock Solid Robotics applies science, technology, engineering and mathematics to design and build sophisticated robots for the FIRST Robotics regional, national and world competitions.

Midtown Neighborhood Alliance | Omaha, Nebraska
The organization is helping to restore the tree canopy in the Midtown area of Omaha, Nebraska, by planting new trees, promoting biodiversity and a more livable community, which is how it will use the $5,000 grant.

Preservation Resource Center | New Orleans, Louisiana
Middle-school students in New Orleans are being exposed to careers within the preservation, built-resources and arts disciplines, inspiring responsibility and stewardship for our cultural resources through the Preservation Resource Center's My City, My Home heritage education program. The $7,500 grant will be used to assist in the programs mission.

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Youth and Science | San Diego, California
The San Diego State University Research Foundation is moving forward with its "Building Healthier Communities and Pathways to Higher Education with Native American Youth" program. The $10,000 grant from the HDR Foundation will help the program launch.

Friends of Cedar River Watershed | Seattle, Washington
Five volunteer habitat restoration and stewardship events at the Sammamish Landing Project in Seattle are being planned and supported by the Friends of Cedar River Watershed. The $13,000 grant will provide project materials.  

Girls on the Run of Central Illinois | Springfield, Illinois
Young women in 13 counties in Illinois are being inspired to be healthy and confident through experienced-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. The $13,455 grant will help the program achieve its mission.

Elementary Institute for Science | San Diego, California
Serving a minimum of 700 students annually, the Elementary Institute for Science in San Diego will use its $10,000 grant to continue to promote the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math education) endeavors to underprivileged youth in Southern California.

Sweet Dream in a Bag | Littleton, Colorado
The organization provides bedding packages for 100 needy children in different cities along Colorado's Front Range from Pueblo to Ft. Collins. The HDR Foundation grant of $5,000 will be used to purchase many of these bedding packages.  

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition | San Francisco, California
The program will use the $5,000 grant to continue transforming San Francisco streets and neighborhoods into more healthy, livable and safe places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation.