A major component of DPR’s regional Community Initiatives is the DPR Foundation. Founded in 2008, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit’s mission is to support organizations that assist economically disadvantaged youth. Each year the Foundation awards grants and commits volunteer time to organizations local to our regional offices. As of 2015, the DPR Foundation has awarded more than $4.2 million to organizations across the country, with an average grant size of $45,000.
Organizations are chosen through a careful selection process, beginning with a nomination from a DPR employee. A regional task force researches the mission, outcome metrics, track record and future plans of the organization, and site visits are made to meet with organizational leaders and to see their work in action. The DPR Foundation Board makes the final selections. The opportunity to contribute meaningful volunteer time is a determining factor in deciding which organizations to support.
“Through the Foundation, we focus on building strong relationships with local organizations that help under resourced youth gain the needed skills and perspective to help them realize their full potential,” said Peter Nosler, DPR’s co-founder who serves in leadership roles for the company’s Community Initiatives efforts and on the DPR Foundation board.
DPR Foundation Supported Organizations, 2015
DPR Foundation Board of Directors
Peter Nosler; Gavin Keith; Robin Hensley; Jim Washburn; Jeff Vertucci; Jennifer Ayers; Dave Elrod
For more information on DPR’s Community Initiatives contact firstname.lastname@example.org.