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First Round of 2019 Grants Push HDR Foundation Over $2 Million Donation Mark

The HDR Foundation has distributed five grants totaling more than $66,000 to nonprofit organizations around the world. With these grants, the foundation has now donated more than $2 million in grant awards. These organizations will use the funds for a variety of educational, recreational and community benefit programs.

Awardees for this first of three grant cycles for 2019 include:

Green Empowerment - Amaguaya Micro Hydroelectric Project | Amaguaya, Bolivia 
Working with local partners around the world to strengthen communities by delivering renewable energy and safe clean water, 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.

Council Groves Apartments | Missoula, Montana 
Offering high-quality living and meeting spaces to a low-income housing community, HDR Foundation's $13,840 grant will upgrade a computer lab for residents, including: computers, accessories, software and monitors.  

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.

Flying Kites - Farming Community of Njabini | Aberdare Mountains, Kenya
Providing a competitive education and integrative support, 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, along with equipment for PE and competitive sports.

The Table Urban Farm | Denver, Colorado
The Table provides nourishment through a network of neighborhood gardens, and 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.

About the HDR Foundation
The HDR Foundation was founded in 2012 and has provided nearly $1.5 million dollars in grants to local organizations — fueled by donations from HDR employees. We provide grants to 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations, federally recognized tribal governments, and to political subdivisions. Our giving is targeted to the communities in which our employees live and work, and to organizations where HDR employees are highly active. Grant recipients are also required to align with HDR’s areas of focus, which include education, healthy communities and bettering the environment.

About HDR
For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans nearly 10,000 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.