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11 New Grants Help Communities, People With Disabilities

The second round of 2022 grants from the HDR Canada Fund and HDR Foundation demonstrates employees’ desire to help people with disabilities, in addition to addressing other community needs.

The grant cycle includes two Canada grants totaling CA$20,000 and nine U.S. grants totaling US$133,859. Each grant is sponsored by an employee who volunteers with the charity.

"This grant cycle brings us to more than $5 million awarded in grants since we started the HDR Foundation 10 years ago," said Rex Fisher, chair of the HDR Foundation board. "These grants are a testament to our employee generosity and commitment to improving the communities where we live and work."

The HDR Foundation's $10,198 grant to the Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy will support the physical and emotional well-being of children and adults with disabilities with improvements to the facility’s sensory trail.

Behind each grant is an employee's personal connection to the cause. Several grants in this cycle support people with disabilities, including funding for adaptive kayak equipment in Alberta, communications kits for people with ALS and their families in New Mexico, a new health and safety behaviour program for adults with developmental disabilities in Florida and a personalized recovery program for stroke survivors in Ontario.

"It cannot be overstated the positive impact that these grants will have in people’s lives," said James Hudyma, senior transportation designer and HDR Canada Fund Advisory Committee member. "They will help persons with disabilities to lead more fulfilling lives."

Read more about the latest grants.

About the HDR Foundation
The HDR Foundation provides grants to qualified organizations that align with HDR’s areas of expertise: education, healthy communities and environmental stewardship. As an employee-funded and employee-driven foundation, preference is given to organizations located in communities in which HDR employees live and work, and those with strong employee involvement. Since its inception, the HDR Foundation has provided more than $5 million in grants to over 200 organizations.

About HDR 
For over a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans more than 11,000 employees in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.

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