Terracon Foundation Awards $98,300 in Community and University Grants

March 18, 2019

OLATHE, Kan. ­­– The Terracon Foundation is pleased to announce the award of $98,300 in community and university grants and scholarships. The Terracon Foundation was established as the community investment arm of Terracon with a goal to reach out and become a real part of the lives of company employees and the communities where they live and work.

“The recent grants awarded by the Terracon Foundation support a variety of local needs from a diverse group of nonprofit organizations where our employees are actively involved. These range from helping to educate students in STEM careers to providing state-of-the-art equipment to engineering departments at universities,” said Matt Wheaton, chair of the Terracon Foundation and manager of the environmental department in Terracon’s Seattle office.

University Grants

As part of an ongoing effort to support higher education, the Terracon Foundation presents university grants for graduate-level scholarships, fellowships, and programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

During its Fall 2018 grant period, the Terracon Foundation presented a total of $52,500 to seven universities:

University Grant Recipients  

  • High Point University, High Point, N.C.
  • Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, La.
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, Ill.
  • Virginia Tech Foundation, Blacksburg, Va.

 Community Grants

The Terracon Foundation awarded $45,800 in community grants to 15 local, nonprofit organizations that were recommended by Terracon employees involved with these organizations.

Community Grant Recipients  

  • ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc., San Antonio
  • ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa
  • Catholic Charities Diocese Of Tyler, Luftkin, Texas
  • Community Culinary School of Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, St. Louis
  • Greenspaces, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Literacy Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Phoenix Family Housing Corp, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Piper Unified School District 203, Kansas City, Kan.
  • Plano ISD Education Foundation, Plano, Texas
  • Puget Sound Engineering & Science Scholarship Fund, Seattle
  • Rotary Club Of Tulsa Foundation, Tulsa, Okla.
  • SARSEF – Southern Arizona Research, Science And Engineering Foundation, Tucson, Ariz.
  • The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Wayside Waifs, Kansas City, Mo.


For more information about the Terracon Foundation, visit Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 4,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms.

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