Giving back to our communities

Our communities entrust us to build the infrastructure they rely on, to clean up the environment that surrounds them, and to create sustainable spaces where they live, work, and play. Our company and our people cannot be separated from their communities. That is why we are committed to giving back.

Our charitable giving program is designed to make an impact with organizations that our people care about. Guided by their involvement, we dedicate money every year to contributions in support of our employees’ commitment to causes. Our employees also engage the community in a variety of ways - from volunteering their time for trail and wetland clean ups, organizing food, toy, and school backpack drives, putting together teams for fundraising walks, to partnering with local farms to bring fresh produce directly to our offices.

As seen in our 2018 figures below, although our charitable giving dollars to outside organizations dipped since 2016, we continue to increase the corporate match to the Woodard & Curran Foundation, doubling the amount since 2016 and increasing our national impact. Also, in 2019, we launched our first Volunteer Time Off policy to encourage our employees to get out into the community even more.

Access our full 2016-17 report here to see more information about our actions and plans.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2018 Corporate Match to the W&C Foundation

    $44k
  • 2018 Charitable Giving to other organizations1

    $41k
  • Since inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $350k in grant dollars to approximately 50 environmental organizations

1 These figures are understated and we are working to formalize how all donations are attributed so we can better understand and share our total impact.

2020 Goals

  • Increase the firm’s charitable contributions by 20%.
  • Increase employee giving participation to the Woodard & Curran Foundation while increasing the annual corporate match to 100% of employee donations.

  • Established in 2010, the Woodard & Curran Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that makes grants to nonprofits that focus on environmental quality, stewardship, and preservation, particularly for projects that directly improve public health and/or educate the public regarding the sustainability of environmental resources.