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A Year of Possibilities

Listening and responding to our nonprofit partners' needs took on greater importance during the COVID-19 crisis. The years-long community partnerships allowed us to act quickly to support nonprofit needs. Events of 2020 underscored that one of our most pressing issues in our communities is the growing economic divide. We are humbled by the dedicated work of our community partners, and proud to help them succeed through the unique skills and resources we have as a company.

Looking forward to 2021 and beyond, DPR will continue to listen to our nonprofit partners and create innovative ways to use our resources to help them, and our communities, thrive.

Whitney Dorn, Diane Shelton, Gavin Keith, Lina Nageondelestang, Rodman Marquez, Angie Weyant, Jim Washburn, Cari Williams, Greg Sherman, Diane Rossini

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2020 Outputs and Outcomes

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Skills-Based Volunteering

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that DPR’s skills-based volunteering with nonprofit partners is the most impactful use of our time and effort, and the best way to make real social change. As we continue to build relationships with community partners and listen to their needs, we stay true to our strengths as a company to give back to our communities.

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Facility Construction and Renovation

DPR makes facilities improvements that enable community organizations to maximize their impact.

$400,000 Value of volunteer facility construction and renovation projects in 2020.

51 renovation projects for nonprofit partners in 2020.

96% of clients surveyed said DPR’s renovation projects allowed them to improve the client experience “quite a bit.”

Clausen House, Oakland, CA
Brian O’Kelly Day of Service
HANDY, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Teen Tech Center Repairs and Craft-led Shelving
Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas
Facility Updates
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DPR employee teaching a classroom of students
DPR volunteer teaching children a computer program
Children playing with a virtual reality head set


Career and Education Guidance for Youth

DPR creates and delivers construction education and career programs for under-resourced youth.

35 virtual construction and career education initiatives, reaching 2,000 under-resourced youth.

700 hours volunteered to develop and implement virtual learning modules.

90% of partners surveyed said DPR’s education programming expanded youth’s confidence in their potential for success.

Peninsula Bridge, Palo Alto, CA
DPR's Build Up with SketchUp Training
United Friends of the Children, Los Angeles, CA
Career and Education Panel
Milagro Center, Delray Beach, FL
Girls Go Build Camp
DPR Volunteer assisting children with a fun build project
Screen shot of a virtual learning class
DPR Employee teaching children how to use tools
Photo of DPR volunteers standing together on a jobsite


Operational Support for Nonprofit Partners

DPR builds relationships with community organizations and helps strengthen their operational capacity.

66 partner organizations supported through board service, professional skills training, and other operational support.

#1 request from nonprofit partners during COVID-19 shutdown was professional skills training from DPR’s Learning & Development team.

Preconstruction, planning and estimating was the most valuable volunteer skillset to our nonprofit partners in 2020.

Sawhorse Revolution, Seattle, WA
COVID-19 Financial Support
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
Operational Support, strategic planning, and youth education
St. Francis Neighborhood Center, Baltimore, MD
Support for transition to virtual programming
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DPR volunteer assisting children build safely
DPR Volunteer assisting children with power tools
DPR Volunteer on a jobsite teaching children about construction



The DPR Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting organizations that build possibilities for under-resourced youth in grades K-12. In 2020, an additional grant cycle was added to help long-term partners weather the storm through the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing total annual gifts to $1.2 million.

$10 Million
In grants to organizations bringing new possibilities to under-resourced youth since 2008.

100% of DPR Foundation grants are unrestricted, so our partners can direct funds where they are most needed.

Additional funds granted to partners in 2020 at onset of COVID-19 shutdown.