Toro Announces ‘Every Day. Everywhere. Every Drop Counts.’ Grant Program
New community program to commit $30,000 in nonprofit grants to support water efficiency efforts
At The Toro Company, water efficiency is a top priority. This is demonstrated by the company's commitment to developing water-efficient products, expanding education outreach, and strengthening partnerships around the world. To help further awareness in water use efficiency, and support nonprofits' efforts in water conservation, Toro today launched the “Every Day. Everywhere. Every Drop Counts.” grant program.
By demonstrating how people can conserve on water use, the program drives others to share on everyday ways they can save water. Individuals will also vote for, and nominate, nonprofits to receive $30,000 in grants. All voting and sharing will take place through Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #ToroGives.
“We are excited to introduce this new grant program to help further awareness around the importance of water and what we can all do to conserve,” said Judson McNeil, president of The Toro Foundation. “We all play a role in our everyday actions and attitudes about water. Our hope behind this program is not only to increase awareness and shift behavior in the way we use and value water, but also to help support nonprofits across the country doing great work.”
As part of the program, the public is being asked to vote from among The Toro Company's enterprise giving partners - including Audubon International, Habitat for Humanity, iDE, the Irrigation Foundation, the National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation, the National FFA Foundation, Project EverGreen, The First Tee and Wyland Foundation. The public is also being asked to nominate other nonprofit organizations with a focus on water conservation. This includes 501(c)(3) organizations or government entities, such as parks and recreation divisions, conservation districts, and public educational entities.
Entries will be accepted through August 31, 2016, through social media on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #ToroGives. The two nonprofits receiving the most votes during the contest period, will each receive a $10,000 grant. Two other nonprofits will be selected from among the nominations to each receive a $5,000 grant, which will be determined by a panel of Toro representatives.
Visit www.toro.com/torogives to see the complete terms for nominating and voting guidelines.
About the Author
Judson McNeil is President of the Toro Foundation.