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HDR Foundation Grant Application Process

Thinking of Applying for a Grant?

Jessica Kaiser had been an employee at HDR for less than a year when she learned about the opportunity to apply for an HDR Foundation grant.

She shared the opportunity with a non-profit close to her heart. But it didn't stop there. Her grant inspired colleagues to volunteer alongside her to build beds so that no child sleeps on the floor in their community.

A Bed for Every Kid

What We Support

Through the HDR Foundation-Canada Fund, we seek to fund charitable organizations located in the communities where our employees live and work. In Canada, please review this list of eligible charities (donees).

We provide funding for discrete projects that show promise for lasting impact. Preference is given to fund nonprofits that meet the following criteria:

  • Current HDR employee engagement and service
  • Quantifiable outcomes
  • Measurable impacts
  • Clear scopes of work
  • Detailed budget information
  • Activities that are sustainable beyond the grant term

For more information or to explore the volunteer opportunities with your organization or charity, please contact us at HDRFoundation [at] hdrinc.com.

How We Make Grants

What You Need to Complete the Application

  • Proof of eligibility status: A copy of your organization’s Charitable Reg. No. , in compliance with subsection 149.1(1) of the Income Tax Act (Canada)
  • Your organization’s most recent audited financial statement 
  • Your organization’s annual operational budget
  • A completed itemized project budget form (provided in our grant application system)
  • A completed HDR employee sponsor form (provided in our grant application system)
  • A letter of support from an HDR employee sponsor
  • A summary of the project, demonstrated need statement, population served and anticipated outcomes

What We Can't Fund

  • Grants to individuals, including scholarships 
  • Grants to organizations that have any pending issue that may result in a change to current tax exempt status
  • Operational support, including salary, wages or any compensation to consultants, contractors or advisors. For more information visit, AccountingTools.com
  • Grants to faith-based institutions or institutions with a faith-based mission
  • Grants to organizations dedicated to the welfare of domesticated animals
  • Advocacy
  • Travel support
  • Grants to pass-through organizations, endowments, community foundations, rotaries and operating foundations
  • Sponsorships, conferences or prizes

2021 Grant Application Schedule

Grant Cycle

Application portal is now closed. Funding decisions announced in July 2021.