Community Investment


In 2008, Terracon partnered with Greater Horizons, a charitable foundation based in Kansas City, Missouri, to establish a corporate philanthropy initiative, the Terracon Foundation. The Foundation has since expanded and now includes a formal focus on education and the built and natural environment. In that context, the goal is to reach out and become a real part of the lives of our employees and the communities we serve.

The Terracon Foundation gives in the following ways:

  • Employee Matching Gift Program
    To support the philanthropic interests and contributions of our employees.
  • National Partner Grants
    To support nonprofit organizations with a national reach with a limited number of substantial grants.
  • Community Grants
    To support local, nonprofit programs in our communities with active engagement of Terracon employees.
  • University Grants
    To support scholarships, programs, projects, equipment and more in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Employee Dependent Scholarships Newly Expanded
    To provide the children and eligible dependents of employees the opportunity to continue their education through tuition assistance.

The Foundation  also supports natural disaster relief efforts.

Giving Back

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Grant Recipients


Employee Matching Gift Program

The Terracon Foundation supports the philanthropic interests and contributions of employees. The program allows one $50 minimum/maximum match per year for each Terracon employee until the $50,000 budget is exhausted annually. Matching gift requests are processed in 7-10 business days from the date of submission. The status of a matching gift request can be seen on the Employee Giving site.

Program Guidelines

  • All donations must have occurred after April 1, 2019
  • One match per year to any of the following:
    • 501(c)3 non-profit organization
    • Religious organizations
    • Community outreach programs
    • Accredited education institutions such as a grade schools, high schools, colleges or universities (but not for tuition of a current student).
    • Contributions to membership organizations like Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts and Camp Fire USA.(The matching gift will be paid to the headquarters/501(c)(3) holder).
  • Receipt verifications are requested for matching requests

To Have Your Charitable Gift Matched:

  1. Using any computer or mobile device, Click here or https://employeegiving.org/terracon/
  2. Enter your Terracon email address and click the “Log In” button (this is a password-less log in)
  3. You will receive an email in your Terracon inbox from help@employeegiving.org with the subject “Employee Giving Login Code”
    • The secured link in the email expires after 30 minutes and can only be clicked on once.
    • If you log out and log back in, a new secured link will be emailed to you.
  4. Click on the URL in the email
  5. The URL will take you directly to your Employee Giving account page
  6. Fill out the fields indicated on the page to complete the match request.


National Partner Grants

The Terracon Foundation supports national nonprofit organizations with a limited number of substantial grants. The grants will be a one-year strategic partnership grant, generally ranging from $20,000 to $50,000.

Nomination Process

The Terracon Foundation considers National Partner Grants once per calendar year. The Foundation seeks nominations from individual employees as well as recommendations from Terracon’s leadership. Employees may use the link below to access the online nomination form and should create an online account to access the nomination. Upon creating an account, employees will be asked to complete a short nomination indicating why they would recommend the national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to be considered for funding.

Selected organizations will be asked to submit full proposals about eight weeks following the initial deadline. All nominations will be responded to by letter 12 to 14 weeks following the deadline. The organization receiving the grant award will complete a final report detailing the expenditures of the grant in the 10 months following the award. Failure to complete a final report results in disqualification from future grant consideration until the application period after the report has been received. Grants recieved through the Terracon Foundation may not be used to pay for Terracon services.

Required to complete nomination:

  • 501(c)(3) Tax ID
  • Organization Mission Statement
  • Project Budget
  • Organization Annual Budget
  • Organization Form 990 (optional)
  • Annual Audit (optional)

Terracon employees may use the following link to access the National Partner nomination application:

Nomination Deadline

September 30


Community Grants

The Terracon Foundation supports local, nonprofit programs and initiatives in which there is active engagement of a Terracon employee in communities where Terracon employees live and work. Terracon employees may apply for support on behalf of a nonprofit, during one of two annual application periods. One-year grants will be awarded, generally ranging from $2,000 to $10,000, and up to a total of $150,000 may be awarded annually. Community Grants will be disbursed geographically. Preference will be given to non-profits and programs that focus on education and the built and natural environment. Organizations receiving awards will not be eligible for consideration again in the same or next calendar year.

Application Process

Terracon employees may apply on behalf of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in which they are actively engaged throughout the United States. Employees may apply for a community grant for consideration during one of two annual application periods.

Terracon employees will be directed to the online application form and should create an online account to access the application form. Upon creating an account, employees will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire to verify eligibility. The online application will include information about involvement of the Terracon employee(s) (i.e., volunteer, donor, or board member) and the use of requested dollars.

Required to complete application:

  • 501(c)(3) Tax ID
  • Project Budget
  • Organization Annual Budget

All applications will be responded to by letter eight to 10 weeks following the application deadline. Terracon employees will complete a final report on behalf of the organization receiving a grant award, detailing the expenditures of the grant in the 10 months following the award. Failure to complete a final report results in disqualification from future grant consideration until the application period after the report has been received. Grants received through the Terracon Foundation may not be used to pay for Terracon services.

Terracon employees may use the following link to access the Community Grants application:

 

Application Deadlines

September 30
March 31


University Grants

The Terracon Foundation supports scholarships, fellowships, and similar programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Employees may apply on behalf of a university program for consideration during one of two annual application periods. University Grants will generally range from $5,000 to $15,000, and up to $50,000 may be awarded annually. The Foundation may consider funding endowment grants, which may be funded over a several year period. University programs receiving awards will not be eligible for consideration more often than once per calendar year.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Terracon employees may apply during one of two annual application periods. Employees may use the link below to access the online application form and should create an online account to access the application. Upon creating an account, employees will be asked to complete a short application indicating why they would recommend the university/program to be considered for funding.

Required to complete application:

  • Project Budget
  • Define the following:
    • number of undergraduate, graduate and professional students enrolled for the most recent academic year.
    • number of in-state and out-of-state students for each group of students.
    • number of students enrolled in graduate level academic programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM).
    • number of in-state and out-of-state students for graduate level STEM programs, if available.
  • Provide any information available about graduate employment rates for STEM graduate level academic programs.

All applications will be responded to by letter eight to 10 weeks following the application deadline. Terracon employees will complete a final report on behalf of the university receiving a grant award, detailing the expenditures of the grant in the 10 months following the award. Failure to complete a final report results in disqualification from future grant consideration until the application period after the report has been received. Grants received through the Terracon Foundation may not be used to pay for Terracon services.

Terracon employees may use the following link to access the University Grants application:

APPLICATION DEADLINES

September 30
March 31


Employee Dependent Scholarships

The Terracon Foundation provides the children and eligible dependents of Terracon employees the opportunity to continue their education through scholarship assistance. Scholarship awards will be up to $2,000 per student with total scholarship awards up to $26,000. Scholarship awards will be geographically disbursed.

  • Applicants must be a child or other eligible dependent of a current Terracon employee (eligible dependents must be listed on line 6c of the employee’s most recent federal tax return when the employee is listed on line 6a or 6b).
  • Applicants must be pursuing one of the following:
    • four-year degree through a community college, college, or university
    • NEW for 2019 – accredited Associate Degree program, vocational, technical, trade school or certificate programs
  • Students applying may be any undergraduate grade level, a high school senior, or graduate in good standing (2.5 GPA or equivalent).
  • Scholarship funds may be used for tuition expenses, class fees, or other education fees (i.e., books).
  • Students may be pursuing any field of study. However, students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math may be given preference. Financial need may be considered.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Terracon employees may share these program guidelines and link to the online application form with their children and eligible dependents. Applicants may apply once per calendar year. Applicants will be directed to the online application form and should create an online account to access the application form. Upon creating an account, applicants will be asked to provide appropriate documentation. All applications will be responded to by letter eight to 10 weeks following the application deadline. Scholarship checks will be made co-payable to the student and the university, for each scholarship recipient. Students receiving a scholarship award will provide a first semester transcript before receiving second semester payments.

Neither Terracon nor the Terracon Foundation has any involvement in the scholarship award process. Greater Horizons reviews all scholarship applications and selects recipients independently of Terracon. Applicant information will be held confidential by Greater Horizons, with the exception of applicant and employee contact information used to verify employment.

The following link may be used to access the Scholarship Program application:
http://www.gkccf.org/scholarships/terracon-foundation-scholarship

APPLICATION DEADLINE

March 31


Questions

The Terracon Foundation has partnered with Greater Horizons to assist with the application processes. For questions about any of the application processes, please contact Greater Horizons by phone at (816) 627-3400 or by e-mail at grants@growyourgiving.org or scholarships@growyourgiving.org.