2019 giving while living regional & Micro grants

15 grants totaling $26,200 to organizations across the country

We are celebrating our 2019 Giving While Living Grant recipients and the Woodard & Curran, Inc. employees who make this program possible! This year, Woodard & Curran, Inc. employees have pledged $107K to support the Woodard & Curran Foundation and Woodard & Curran, Inc. is matching these pledges with a $46K donation to the Foundation.

The Foundation is recognizing this commitment to our mission to support environmental stewardship and education by awarding 15 Regional and Micro Grants - a total of $26,200 - to non-profits around the country. All of the organizations were nominated and selected by Woodard & Curran, Inc. employees.

(Read about how our 2018 Giving While Living Grant recipients used their grant money.)

2019 giving while living regional grant awards

The Foundation is honoring Woodard & Curran, Inc. employees' demonstrated commitment to the environment by awarding $24,200 in Regional Grants (up to $2,500 each) to eleven non-profit organizations around the country. (The regions represent geographies where Woodard & Curran, Inc. has offices and plants. Grant amounts are based on regional employee contributions.)


clark fork watershed education program
$2,500: west/Northwest region

Mission: ...foster environmental stewardship and scientific decision-making through place-based learning and direct experiences.

nominated by Padraic Stoy, Bozeman, MT


environmental league of massachusetts
$2,000: so. massachusetts region

Mission: ...use our collective influence to ensure Massachusetts is a leader in environmental and economic sustainability.

nominated by Laura Epstein, Dedham, MA


georgia native plant society / stone mountain propagation project
$2,100: Southeast region

Mission: ... promote the stewardship and conservation of Georgia’s native plants and their habitats.

nominated by Raina Singleton & Will Medlin, Duluth, GA


great rivers greenway
$1,800: midwest region

Mission: … make the St. Louis region a more vibrant place to live, work and play by developing a network of greenways.

nominated by Monica Dannemann & Stephen Lindemann, St. Charles, MO


groundwork rhode island
$2,200: rhode island region

Mission: … reconnect the fabric of urban communities by meeting the dual needs of environmental sustainability and economic prosperity in partnership with community residents, businesses, and other partners.

nominated by: Kelly Cowan, Providence, RI


heal the bay
$2,400: So. california region

Mission: ... dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action, and advocacy.

nominated by: nathan chase, laguna hills, cA


hudsonia, ltd.
$2,100: NY / Connecticut region

Mission: ... an institute for research, education, and technical assistance in the environmental sciences. We conduct pure and applied research in the natural sciences, offer technical assistance to public and private agencies and individuals, and produce educational publications on natural history and conservation topics.

nominated by: laura tessier, white plains, ny


maine coast heritage trust
$2,500: maine region

Mission: ...conserves and stewards Maine's coastal lands and islands for their renowned scenic beauty, ecological value, outdoor recreational opportunities, and contribution to community well-being.

nominated by: patricia thomes, portland, me


mill city grows
$2,500: NO. Massachusetts region

Mission: ...fosters food justice by improving physical health, economic independence and environmental sustainability in Lowell through increased access to land, locally-grown food and education.

nominated by: samantha olney, andover, ma


power corps camden
$1,800: NJ / Pennsylvania region

Mission: ...young leaders from Camden City tackle pressing environmental challenges in their community, improve stormwater management, clean and green vacant lots, improve community space and parks for Camden's young people, and revitalize public land in the city.

nominated by: mark pietrucha, east windsor, nj


techbridge girls
$2,300: no. california region

Mission: ...excites, educates, and equips girls from low-income communities by delivering high quality STEM programming that empowers a girl to achieve economic mobility and better life chances.

nominated by: carrie del boccio, walnut creek, ca

2019 giving while living micro grants: $500 each

We are further recognizing Woodard & Curran, Inc. employees’ commitment to our mission of environmental stewardship and education by making four Micro Grants of $500 each. Three are in honor of randomly chosen Woodard & Curran, Inc. employees and the fourth recognizes Outstanding Friend of the Foundation Glenn Hermanson for his ongoing support. The four honorees chose the organizations receiving the grants made in their names.