OLATHE, Kan. – The Terracon Foundation is pleased to announce the award of $98,538 in community and university grants. 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 represent a variety of local needs from a diverse group of nonprofit organizations where our employees are actively involved. These range from helping to build affordable housing, to educating students about careers in STEM,” said Laura Campa, P.E., chair of the Terracon Foundation and manager of Terracon’s Baton Rouge, La., office.
As part of an ongoing effort to support higher education, the Terracon Foundation presented university grants for graduate-level scholarships, fellowships, and programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
This year, the Terracon Foundation presented $49,000 to eight universities:
|University Grant Recipient||Location|
|Colorado School of Mines||Golden, Colo.|
|Missouri S&T||Rolla, Mo.|
|Purdue University||West Lafayette, Ind.|
|Texas Tech University||Lubbock, Texas|
|Texas Tech University – The Institute of Environmental and Human Health||Lubbock, Texas|
|The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley||Edinburg, Texas|
|The University of Texas at San Antonio||San Antonio, Texas|
|University of Oklahoma||Norman, Okla.|
The Terracon Foundation has awarded $49,538 in community grants to 18 local, nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on education and the built and natural environment in which Terracon employees are actively engaged.
|Community Grant Recipient||Location|
|Ames Middle School Booster Club, Inc.||Ames, Iowa|
|Blue River Watershed Association
|Kansas City, Mo.|
|Moody Clinic||Brownsville, Texas|
|Charleston Junior Golf Foundation||Mount Pleasant, S.C.|
|City of Ashville||Ashville, Ala.|
|CrossRoads Missions||Louisville, Ky.|
|Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri, Inc.||Kansas City, Mo.|
|HawkWatch International, Inc.||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|International Relations Council||Kansas City, Mo.|
|Junior Achievement of the Heartland||Moline, Ill.|
|Junior League of Kansas City, Mo., Inc.||Kansas City, Mo.|
|Kids on Bikes, Inc.||Colorado Springs, Co.|
|Living Lands & Waters||East Moline, Ill.|
|Southern Arizona Environmental Management Society||Tucson, Ariz.|
|Survive & Thrive||Kansas City, Mo.|
|Sustainable Tulsa||Tulsa, Okla.|
|The Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm, Inc.||Louisville, Ky.|
|Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Inc.||Tucson, Ariz.|
For more information about the Terracon Foundation, visit terracon.com/foundation/.
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 available in all 50 states. Terracon ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s 2019 list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit www.terracon.com.