Toro launches program designed to improve rural communities

Toro launches program designed to improve rural communities

11 cities receiving support as part of Land. Water. Thrive. initiative.

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July 11, 2018
GCI Staff
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Toro has introduced its Land. Water. Thrive. initiative. This initiative aims to help improve water use efficiency, enhance outdoor environments and greenspaces, and educate on sustainable agricultural practices. Over a two-year period, The Toro Foundation is contributing up to $1 million in grants to nonprofits in our global communities with the Greenspace Enhancement Grant Program. Through the energy and talents of our people, this new program aims to support organizations in their efforts to revitalize parks and green spaces, enrich the outdoors of our neighborhoods and schools, educate on the efficient use of water, and support sustainable agriculture through community gardens. 
 
“Impacting lives through the sustainable use of land and water is the focus of Land. Water. Thrive.,” said Judson McNeil, president of The Toro Foundation. “The grant program is directed at conserving and restoring our outdoor environments to ensure healthier, more vibrant and sustainable communities where our employees live and work.” 
 
For 2018, the Greenspace Enhancement Grant Program will support organizations in the following cities:
 --Beatrice, Neb.
-- Bloomington, Minn.  
-- El Paso, Texas 
-- Iron Mountain, Mich. 
-- Riverside, Calif.
-- Sanford, Fla. 
-- Shakopee, Minn. 
-- Windom, Minn. 
-- Xiamen City, China 
-- Ploiesti, Romania 
-- Spellbrook, United Kingdom 
 
Locations included in the 2019 grant program will be announced at a later date. CLICK HERE for grant criteria, online application and other information, Applications are due by Sept. 1, 2018.