We support education and development activities that give individuals a greater opportunity to thrive.
Through our Adopt-a-School Program, we aim to improve vocational education in underserved schools. Volunteers work with teachers and education professionals to develop lessons that supplement their core curriculum, while offering hands-on learning experiences.
The Swinerton Foundation has made a commitment to support management programs at colleges and universities across the United States. Our involvement with educational institutions centers around support for their academic programs and student scholarships for the best and brightest young students.
Fremont High School Outdoor Classroom Project
Adopted in conjunction with the Architecture & Engineering Senior Capstone class, volunteers meet with students bi-weekly to design, budget, and schedule a renovation project to convert an existing deck into a multi-purpose outdoor classroom. Construction is slated to begin in 2018.
Oakland High School Compost Bin Project
Adopted as an after-school club, volunteers met with students bi-weekly to teach that about the many facets of the construction industry. During the third semester of the program, students designed and built compost bins for the environmental science class’s garden.
La Center High School Climbing Tower Project
La Center, Washington
Adopted as an after-school club and offered as a half-credit, volunteers met with students to finance, design, and schedule a 40’ climbing tower project to be added to the school’s existing challenge course. Construction began in 2019 and is currently in progress.
We believe in supporting community-focused non-profits that help cities thrive—by making them inclusive, safe, healthy, resilient, and sustainable.
Through our Community Building Program, The Swinerton Foundation partners with local non-profits and volunteers across the United States to provide assistance – by giving opportunities to community members to access homeownership and by preventing displacement for those who cannot afford home repairs.
We support these local Rebuilding Together affiliates by sponsoring Rebuild Days and various events: Austin, Greater Charlotte, Long Beach, Metro Denver, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Silicon Valley.
Unexpected catastrophes leave communities at their most vulnerable. That is why we partner with the American Red Cross in recovery and building efforts following natural disasters.
In 2019, the Foundation donated $95,000 to the American Red Cross to support their Sound the Alarm program and to provide immediate relief efforts for those affected by the California Wildfires, Southern Tornadoes and Floods, and Hurricane Dorian.
Risks to our environment are a concern of not the few, but the many.
We partner with non-profit agencies to address these risks and look for opportunities to conserve resources and enhance natural capital.
Through our Park Service Program, we partner with local, state, and national parks to preserve and protect land and natural resources. Our volunteers support restoration and clean-up initiatives to ensure parks remain a place all community members can enjoy.
Our Current Partners:
California State Parks Foundation
Friends of Trees Portland
Habitat for Humanity Garden Beautification Program
We support workforce development programs that provide access to and assist individuals in obtaining living-wage jobs. We support education and development activities that give individuals a greater opportunity to thrive.
In Spring 2019, we awarded four individuals from Cypress Mandela Training Center in Oakland, California with the Tony Williamson Building Better Futures Scholarship. The scholarship included $1,250 and a three-month paid internship with Swinerton.
The Swinerton Foundation
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