2019 Grant Recipients
HDR Foundation: Small Grants
Green Empowerment - Amaguaya Micro Hydroelectric Project | Amaguaya, Bolivia
HDR Foundation’s $15,000 grant will fund tools, equipment and supplies to make physical infrastructure improvements and repairs to the Amaguaya micro hydroelectric facility, while increasing local skill sets through community education and technical trainings. Upgrades to the facility’s load controller will allow for more efficient use of power and make the system more resilient during emergency situations. The project will restore reliable power to the community and improve local health services.
Council Groves Apartments | Missoula, Montana
HDR Foundation's $13,840 grant will upgrade a computer lab for low-income residents, including: eight Lenova ThinkCentre M910q computers with keyboard and mouse, eight perpetual subscriptions to Windows 10 Pro, four perpetual subscriptions to Adobe Acrobat 2017 and eight LED monitors. Funds will also cover professional installation of hardware and software, software configuration, set up of user profiles and staff training.
Fresh Future Farm | North Charleston, South Carolina
To address a food desert and offer healthy choices in an underserved community, the HDR Foundation is funding $7,510 for improved market produce signage, weekly cooking demonstrations, healthy eating and recipe information, and seeds and plantings for home gardens. Cooking demonstrations focus on culturally relevant recipes, and production of a cookbook to distribute to residents and sell to shoppers outside of the neighborhood to sustain the engagement program.
Flying Kites - Farming Community of Njabini | Aberdare Mountains, Kenya
HDR Foundation’s $14,991 grant will allow Flying Kites to double enrollment for primary education in the local elementary school. Funds will purchase physical education uniforms for 70 new students enrolled this year (shorts, t-shirt, socks, athletic pants, sweatshirt, sports shoes), along with equipment for PE and competitive sports (balls, nets, jerseys, elbow and knee pads, shin guards). Support for students will integrate nutrition, physical education, extracurricular athletics and healthy choices.
The Table Urban Farm | Denver, Colorado
HDR Foundation’s $15,000 grant will provide access not only to food but also to food education within the community, hoping to close the gap between providing food for those who need it and knowing what to do with the food once it is received. HDR Foundation funds will purchase a grill, range, and oven unit for their teaching kitchen.