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Grants to USA and Canada Qualified Donees, Nonprofits, Schools, and Political Subdivisions to Benefit Local Residents

HDR Foundation Grant - Small Grant, HDR Canada Fund Grant, Large Grant


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

Geographic Focus
USA: AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew York CityNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVirginiaWashington, DCWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming
USA Territories: Guam (USA);
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Ontario;

Important Dates
LOI Date: 08/29/23
Deadline: 09/25/23 - Deadline for Large Grant Cycle, U.S. Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and Canada qualified donees, nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, educational institutions, and political subdivisions, including libraries and school districts to benefit residents in communities where the funding source has a business presence. Some applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting an application. Focus areas include education, healthy communities, and environmental stewardship. HDR is located in communities in Guam, the District of Columbia, and all states except Delaware, Kansas, and Vermont in the USA and in Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Ontario in Canada.

Areas of Focus

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

Education - The company, clients and communities benefit from a well-educated, skilled and informed population. The Foundation believes education is perhaps the most powerful tool for reducing poverty, improving health and advancing prosperity. The Foundation funds educational grants addressing education from pre-K through college.

Healthy Communities - With a globally recognized healthcare design practice, the Foundation value 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. The Foundation funds grants that address active lifestyles, wellness education and preventative healthcare.

Environmental Stewardship - The Foundation promotes the value of environmentally responsible practices to our clients, employee-owners and communities. We are all responsible for the use, stewardship and protection of our natural environment. The Foundation supports grants that address restoration, renewal, conservation and sustainable best practices of our global resources.

The Foundation provides funding for discrete projects that show promise for lasting impact and 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


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):

Additional Geographic Information:


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. For more information visit,
- 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
2023 Grant Application Schedule

1st Small Grant Cycle, U.S. - Now Closed
- Applications accepted: January 9 – February 16, 2023
- Grants announced: March 2023

2nd Small Grant Cycle, U.S. - Now Closed
- Applications accepted: May 1 – June 1, 2023
- Grants announced: July 2023

HDR Canada Grant Cycle - Now Closed
- Applications accepted: May 1 – June 1, 2023
- Grants announced: July 2023

Large Grant Cycle, U.S.
- Letters of intent accepted: Aug. 7-29, 2023
- Applications accepted: Sept. 1-25, 2023
- Grants announced: Nov. 2023

HDR Foundation:

Estimated Size of Grant
- 1st Small Grant Cycle, U.S.: US$5,000-$30,000
- 2nd Small Grant Cycle, U.S.: US$5,000-$30,000
- Canada Grant Cycle: CA$5,000-$10,000
- Large Grant Cycle: $30,000+

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