Terracon Foundation Awards $98,538 in Grants

OLATHE, Kan. ­­– The Terracon Foundation is pleased to announce the award of $98,538 in community and university grants. The Terracon Foundation was established as the community investment arm of Terracon with a goal to reach out and become a real part of the lives of company employees and the communities where they live and work.

“The recent grants awarded by the Terracon Foundation represent a variety of local needs from a diverse group of nonprofit organizations where our employees are actively involved. These range from helping to build affordable housing, to educating students about careers in STEM,” said Laura Campa, P.E., chair of the Terracon Foundation and manager of Terracon’s Baton Rouge, La., office.

University Grants

As part of an ongoing effort to support higher education, the Terracon Foundation presented university grants for graduate-level scholarships, fellowships, and programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

This year, the Terracon Foundation presented $49,000 to eight universities:

University Grant RecipientLocation
Colorado School of MinesGolden, Colo.
Missouri S&TRolla, Mo.
Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette, Ind.
Texas Tech UniversityLubbock, Texas
Texas Tech University – The Institute of Environmental and Human HealthLubbock, Texas
The University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyEdinburg, Texas
The University of Texas at San AntonioSan Antonio, Texas
University of OklahomaNorman, Okla.

Community Grants

The Terracon Foundation has awarded $49,538 in community grants to 18 local, nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on education and the built and natural environment in which Terracon employees are actively engaged.

Community Grant RecipientLocation
Ames Middle School Booster Club, Inc.Ames, Iowa
Blue River Watershed Association Kansas City, Mo.
Moody ClinicBrownsville, Texas
Charleston Junior Golf FoundationMount Pleasant, S.C.
City of AshvilleAshville, Ala.
CrossRoads MissionsLouisville, Ky.
Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri, Inc.Kansas City, Mo.
HawkWatch International, Inc.Salt Lake City, Utah
International Relations CouncilKansas City, Mo.
Junior Achievement of the HeartlandMoline, Ill.
Junior League of Kansas City, Mo., Inc.Kansas City, Mo.
Kids on Bikes, Inc.Colorado Springs, Co.
Living Lands & WatersEast Moline, Ill.
Southern Arizona Environmental Management SocietyTucson, Ariz.
Survive & ThriveKansas City, Mo.
Sustainable TulsaTulsa, Okla.
The Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm, Inc.Louisville, Ky.
Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Inc.Tucson, Ariz.

For more information about the Terracon Foundation, visit terracon.com/foundation/.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 4,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s 2019 list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit www.terracon.com.

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