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DPR Foundation Grant Program Awards $845,000 to Youth Organizations in 2012

The DPR Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged children reach their full potential through regional organization support, today announced the expansion of its 2012-2013 grant awards program to 15 organizations, with three new grantees joining the 12 returning from last year. The Foundation distributed $750,000 in grants to support these organization’s efforts in local youth development programs with an additional $95,000 in discretionary funds that will be disbursed regionally for the coming year.

The DPR Foundation was established in 2008 by DPR Construction, one of the nation’s top technical builders focused on highly complex and sustainable projects. Over the past five years, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.4 million to 21 different organizations focused on providing community support to grade school and high school-aged children. The impact of this support has been realized through a variety of programs, from after school support organizations to summer camps to caring for homeless children.

“DPR’s commitment to ‘Build Great Things’ extends far beyond our offices or customers – we strive to go into the communities where we work and live,” said Peter Nosler, co-founder of DPR Construction and president of the DPR Foundation board. ”Through the Foundation, we focus on building long-lasting relationships with local organizations that help kids gain an enriched community experience. Once we select an organization, our commitment is solid and we expect to continue our financial and volunteer support year after year.”

The new DPR Foundation grantees 2012-2013 are:

  • LifeWorks (Austin)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (San Diego)
  • Girls, Inc. of Orange County (Costa Mesa, Calif.)

The 12 returning grantees include:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta - Brookhaven Club (Atlanta)
  • Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (Riverdale, Md.)
  • New Hope for Kids (Orlando)
  • Future for KIDS (Phoenix)
  • Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods (ICAN) (Phoenix)
  • Peninsula Bridge (Palo Alto, Calif.)
  • Roberts Family Development Center (Sacramento, Calif.)
  • StandUp for Kids (San Diego)
  • TurningWheels for Kids (San Jose, Calif.)
  • Seven Tepees Youth Program (San Francisco)
  • The Milagro Center (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
  • John Avery Boys & Girls Club (Durham, N.C.)

Grant winners are selected annually by the DPR Foundation board and local DPR teams. In addition to financial assistance, DPR volunteers make the annual commitment to donate their time to their local organizations. The Foundation measures the success and progress of these programs on an annual basis to ensure each grantee stays on mission and is achieving results.

About DPR Construction

DPR Construction is a forward-thinking national general contractor and construction manager specializing in technically complex and sustainable projects for the advanced technology/mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, higher education and corporate office markets. Founded in 1990, DPR is a privately held, employee-owned company that has grown to a multi-billion-dollar organization with 17 offices around the country, making it one of the largest general contractors in the nation and a great story of entrepreneurial success. It is currently ranked No. 13 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. For more information, visit

The DPR Foundation ( is a 501 (c)(3) organization focused on helping socio-economically disadvantaged children, grades K-12, within the communities in which DPR has established operations. In five years, the DPR Foundation has awarded a total of more than $2.4 million to 21 different organizations across the country.