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HDR Foundation Grant - Small Grant, U.S. and Canada Grant

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Grants of up to $20,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations, political subdivisions, educational institutions, and tribal governments in the funding source's service area for initiatives to positively impact local communities. Areas of focus include education, environmental stewardship, and healthy communities. US applicants must be located in eligible communities in Guam and all states except Delaware, Kansas, and Vermont. Canada applicants must be located in eligible communities in Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Ontario.

The Foundation's areas of focus mirror HDR's breadth of knowledge and expertise. HDR provides grants for projects that demonstrate direct impact as well as projects that can be replicated or scaled. Areas of focus include:

  • Education: HDR, its clients, and its communities benefit from a well-educated, skilled, and informed population. HDR believes education is perhaps the most powerful tool for reducing poverty, improving health and advancing prosperity. HDR funds educational grants addressing education from pre-K through college.
  • Healthy Communities: With a globally recognized healthcare design practice, HDR values the importance of healthcare and healthy communities. Promoting healthy living at the community level brings the greatest health benefits to the greatest number of people. HDR funds grants that address active lifestyles, wellness education and preventative healthcare.
  • Environmental Stewardship: HDR promotes the value of environmentally responsible practices to its clients, employee-owners and communities. Everyone is responsible for the use, stewardship, and protection of the natural environment. HDR supports grants that address restoration, renewal, conservation, and sustainable best practices of global resources.

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GrantWatch ID#: 200416

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation seeks to fund charitable organizations located in the communities where HDR employees live and work. In the U.S., eligible applicants include U.S.-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, federally recognized tribal governments, educational institutions, and political subdivisions such as school districts or libraries. In Canada, please review this list of eligible charities (donees):

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.

Not Funded:
- Grants to individuals, including scholarships
- Grants to organizations that have any pending issue before the Internal Revenue Service that may result in a change to current tax exempt status.
- Operational support, including salary, wages or any compensation to consultants, contractors or advisors.
- 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
- Capital campaigns
- Grants to pass-through organizations, endowments, community foundations, rotaries and operating foundations
- Sponsorships, conferences or prizes

Pre-Application Information:

2022 Grant Application Schedule

1st Small Grant Cycle, U.S.:
- Applications accepted: January 10–February 3, 2022
- Grants announced: March 2022

2nd Small Grant Cycle, U.S.:
- Applications accepted: May 9–June 2, 2022
- Grants announced: July 2022

Canada Grant Cycle:
- Applications accepted: May 9–June 2, 2022
- Grants announced: July 2022

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Array ( [0] => Guam (USA); )

USA Territories: Guam (USA);

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Ontario;

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