Redwood City, California, January 5, 2014
Selected Organizations Support Underprivileged Children in Local Communities
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 its 2013-2014 grant awards program to 15 organizations, collectively receiving $900,000. The Foundation distributed $775,000 in grants to support these organization’s efforts in local youth development programs with an additional $125,000 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 six years, the Foundation has awarded more than $3.2 million to 22 different organizations focused on providing community support to grade school and high school-aged children. The impact of this support has been realized through various programs, including after school support organizations, summer camps and care for homeless children.
“DPR strives to become an integral part of the communities in which we work, which is a main principle that our company was founded on,” said Peter Nosler, co-founder of DPR Construction and president of the DPR Foundation board. “Through the DPR Foundation, we’ve broadened our commitment of building long-lasting relationships with local organizations and this year, we’re excited to announce our continued support of all 15 grantees from the previous year.”
The 15 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.)
- LifeWorks (Austin)
- John Avery Boys & Girls Club (Durham, N.C.)
- Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (San Diego)
- Girls, Inc. of Orange County (Costa Mesa, Calif.)
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 DPR 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 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. 15 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. For more information, visit http://www.dpr.com.
The DPR Foundation (http://www.dprfoundation.org) 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 $3.2 million to 22 different organizations across the country.