HDR Foundation Donates $300,000 to COVID-19 Response

Feeding America is a network of more than 200 food banks, including the Golden Harvest Food Bank in Augusta, Georgia.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HDR Foundation today announced it will make donations totaling $300,000 to two nonprofits assisting with relief efforts:

  • A $150,000 contribution will be made to Feeding America, which provides food assistance to more than 46 million people in the U.S. through its partnerships with 60,000 food pantries and meal programs. Donations to its COVID-19 Response Fund will be used to keep local food banks stocked throughout the pandemic.
  • A $150,000 donation will also be provided to Direct Relief. This organization works in the U.S. and internationally to equip doctors and nurses with lifesaving medical resources. Donations to its COVID-19 Fund will support the delivery of personal protective equipment — masks, gloves and isolation gowns — to healthcare organizations on the front lines of the outbreak.  

Both donations are in alignment with one of the HDR Foundation’s core pillars: to support healthcare and healthy communities.

“We all want to do our part during this crisis,” said Brian Hoppy, chair of the HDR Foundation board of directors. “Our hope is these donations make a dent in the immediate needs facing so many communities in the U.S. and around the world.”

Nancy Hales, executive director of the HDR Foundation, said they will actively track needs and recovery efforts as the situation evolves, and they will continue to make adjustments to operations as necessary to best support the nonprofit community.

“We look forward to continuing the important work of the HDR Foundation when the time is right and as needs arise,” she said.

Direct Relief workers load a shipment of more than 400 pounds of protective gear bound for International Community Health Services in Seattle, Washington.

About the HDR Foundation

At HDR, we strongly believe that giving back is not only a civic duty, but a privilege. As company founder H.H. Henningson noted nearly a century ago, “There is always time enough for kindness.” The HDR Foundation is an extension of that mission, aiming to benefit the communities in which we live and work.

The HDR Foundation provides grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that align with HDR’s areas of expertise: education, healthcare and healthy communities, and healthy environments. 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 which have strong employee involvement. Since its inception in 2012, the HDR Foundation has provided more than $3 million in grants to over 150 organizations. You can learn more at

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 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. For more information, please visit

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