Terracon Foundation

The Terracon Foundation strives to become a real part of the lives of Terracon employees and the communities we serve. The Terracon Foundation gives through community and university grants and a national partner grant each year.


Community Investment

Learn more about the Terracon Foundation’s types of awards, focus on education and the built and natural environment, and the nomination process.

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2018 Grant Recipients:

The Terracon Foundation awarded $252,500 in grants and scholarships in 2018 and more than $2 million dollars has been awarded since its inception.

National Partner Grants

Champion: Ed Prost, P.E., Omaha, EWB-USA.

Champion: The Terracon Foundation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University Grants

Champion: Clint Miller, Houston, Rice University

Champion: Laura Campa, Baton Rouge, Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU)

Champion: Derek Koller, Tuscon, University of Arizona

Champion: Michael Homan, Tulsa, University of Arkansas

Champion: Matt Cappello, St. Louis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champion: Aaron Muck, Corporate, Virginia Tech Foundation

Champion: Trey Noland, Birmingham, Birmingham-Southern College

Champion: Phil Wood, Oklahoma City, University of Oklahoma Foundation

Champion: Laura Campa, Baton Rouge, Terracon Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UTSA

Champion: Aaron Muck, Olathe, Virginia Tech Foundation

Community Grants

Champion: Jeff Magner, Des Moines,  Ace Mentor Program of America Inc., Des Moines

Champion: Scott Lefton, San Antonio,  Ace Mentor Program of America Inc., San Antonio

Champion: Kevin Ali, Tyler, Catholic Charities Diocese of Tyler

Champion: David Lipka, Charlotte, Community Culinary School of Charlotte

Champion: Harry Hawkings, Chattanooga, green|spaces

Champion: Monica Curls, Corporate, Literacy Kansas City

Champion: Lisa Cornelison, Corporate, Phoenix Family Housing Corp.

Champion: Paula Tilgner, Corporate, Piper Unified School District 203

Champion: Jonathan O’Connor, DFW Metro, Plano Independent School District Education Foundation (PISD)

Champion: Mary Ann Carlson, Seattle, Puget Sound Engineering and Science Scholarship Fund

Champion: Mike Homan, Tulsa, Rotary Club of Tulsa

Champion: Kurt Nilsson, Cedar Rapids, NewBoCo: The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative, Inc.

Champion: Megan Thomas, Corporate, Wayside Waifs, Inc.

Champion: Chad Stroop, Great Falls,  Alliance for Youth, Inc.

Champion: Rob Kennerly, Greensboro – FAC, Boy Scouts of America, Old North State Council

Champion: Zach Bonzer, Des Moines, Central Iowa Trail Association

Champion: Zach Bonzer, Des Moines, Christ the King

Champion: Chad Ellis, Winter Park,  FFA

Champion: Jack Scott, Cincinnati,  Cincinnati Construction Foundation

Champion: Eric Hesse, White Bear Lake,  Great River Greening 

Champion: Ricky Simon, Jackson, Holy Cross

Champion: Sid Juwarker, Des Moines, IAF

Champion: Scott Parrish, Sarasota, Kiwanis Club of Bradenton Foundation, Inc.

Champion: Gina Crawford, Corporate, PTA Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers – Starside Elementary


2017 Grant Recipients:

The Terracon Foundation awarded $294,000 in grants and scholarships in 2017 and nearly $1.8 million total.

National Partner Grants

Champion: Catherine Rocky,  Wichita, SWENEXT

Champion: Karen Rieken, St. Louis, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

University Grants

Champion: Derek Koller, Tucson, University of Arizona

Champion: Brian Porter, St. Louis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: For Terracon Foundation Fellowships.

Champion: Bill Brickey and Michael Phifer,  Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Champion: Stephanie Rendon,and Alfonso Soto, Pharr, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Champion: Dave Baska, Seattle, University of Washington

Champion: Aaron Muck, Corporate, Virginia Tech Foundation

Community Grants

Champion: Justin Cox, Tulsa, A New Leaf, Inc.

Champion: David Hopkins, Little Rock, Boys & Girls Club of Saline County

Champion: Scott Parker, Christ the King School

Champion: Kevin Jobes, Winter Park, Field Manor Foundation

Champion: Daniel Gossett, Birmingham, Freshwater Land Trust

For Our Nation®, a fifth-grade program, to 80 classrooms throughout the Quad Cities (Scott and Rock Island counties).  Kathleen Logan, grant champion and Junior Achievement volunteer, Bettendorf.

Lead(h)er: For the Strike a Match program, a free mentoring program open to all women in the region.  Kathleen Logan, grant champion and Lead(h)er volunteer, Bettendorf.

Martha Turner Reilly PTA: For STEM club.Scott Kolodziej, grant champion, Dallas.

Pine Bend Elementary School: For educational field trips. Jennifer Shepard, grant champion and Pine Bend volunteer.

Shawnee Mission Education Foundation: For Project Lead the Way, an engineering program.Championed by Craig Denny, Lenexa.

Tuscon Clean & Beautiful, Inc.: For Trees for Tucson and the YARDS Youth Landscape Maintenance Training program. For almost 10 years, Terracon, a member of Tucson Clean & Beautiful, has performed roadside clean-ups for a 1-mile stretch of road. Derek Koller, grant champion, Tucson.

YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.: For Rosie’s Girls, a summer program for girls ages 11 to 13. Dawn Bardone, grant champion, Cincinnati.

2016 Grant Recipients:

The Terracon Foundation awarded $105,500 to grant recipients in the Spring of 2016.

Community Grants

Champion: Natalie Norris, Cheyenne, Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne.

Champion: Vanessa Zambo, corporate office, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City.

Champion: Brett Eichler, Charlotte, N.C., Celeste Henkel Elementary School.

Champion: Tamara Grimm, corporate office, Community Help for Autism Spectrum Everywhere.

Champion: Eric Hesse, Saint Paul, Great River Greening.

Champion: Scott Parrish, Sarasota,

Kiwanis Club of Bradenton Foundation, Inc.

Champion: David Cobb, Tulsa, Sustainable Tulsa.

Champion: Mike Homan, Tulsa, University of Arkansas.

Champion: Nicole Azmanov, St. Louis, University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Champion: Laura Campa, Baton Rouge, University of Texas at San Antonio.

2015 Grant Recipients:

The Terracon Foundation awarded $110,000 to grant recipients in the Spring of 2015.

Champion: Champion: Phillip Wood, Oklahoma City, University of Oklahoma.

Champion: Champion Laura Campa, San Antonio, University of Texas-San Antonio.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program, $50,000. Champion: Monica Gilmore-Love, Jackson.

Community Grants

Heartland Habitat for Humanity, Champion: Laura Trader, Lenexa.

Oregon State University, Champion: Brice W. Plouse, E.I.T., Portland.

University of Kentucky, Champion: Benjamin W. Taylor, P.E., Louisville.

University of Central Florida, Champion: Amr Sallam, Ph.D., P.E., Winter Park, Fla.