Building Possibilities for the Under-Resourced2020 Community Initiatives Annual Report
1. Letter from Community Initiatives Leadership
2. By the Numbers: Outputs and Outcomes
- Pillar 1: Facility construction and renovation
- Pillar 2: Career and education guidance for youth
- Pillar 3: Operational support for nonprofit partners
Some images were taken prior to COVID-19*
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
BY THE NUMBERS
2020 Outputs and Outcomes
Building Possibilities for the Under-ResourcedThrough Three Pillars of 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.