Apply for a grant with the HDR Foundation

Our Grant Application Process

Our Grant Cycles

The HDR Foundation has three grant cycles per year.

Our large grant cycle is open once per year and is for requests totaling more than $15,000.

We have two small grant cycles per year and accept requests for $15,000 or less during those cycles.  

2019 Grant Application Schedule

Coming Soon

What You Need to Know to Apply

What You’ll Need to Complete the Application

  • A copy of your organization’s IRS determination letter and Form W-9
  • Your organization’s audited financial statement or IRS Form 990
  • Your organization’s operational budget
  • A spreadsheet with an itemized budget for your request (including breakdown details)
  • A letter of support from an HDR employee sponsor
  • A concise problem statement (no more than 1-2 sentences)
  • A high-level project summary (no more than 500 words)
  • Information on all sources of funding for your project
  • A clear idea of what success looks like and how you will measure it

Important Reminders

  • Preference is shown to fund organizations where an HDR employee is highly engaged in a volunteer capacity. 
  • The HDR Foundation does not provide operational (overhead) support. For more information visit, AccountingTools.com
  • We prefer discrete projects with the potential for lasting impact. 
  • We do not fund individual scholarships, fundraising events, faith-based organizations, religious programming, non-U.S. based non-profits, beauty pageants, sporting events, or matching campaigns. 

Large Grant Cycle: Key Dates and Information

Any request totaling more than $15,000 is to be considered during our annual large grant cycle. All of our basic eligibility rules apply.

Key Dates for 2019 Large Grants

  • TBD 2019:  Letter of Intent Submissions Accepted 
  • TBD 2019:  Final Funding Decisions

Small Grant Cycle: Key Dates and Information

Any request totaling less than $15,000 should be considered during one of our two annual small grant cycles.

Small Grant Cycle No. 1

  • Applications accepted TBD 2019, final funding decisions in TBD 2019.

Small Grant Cycle No. 2

  • Applications accepted TBD 2019, final funding decisions in TBD 2019.

Please email HDRFoundation [at] hdrinc.com for more information.