Toro Launches Land. Water. Thrive. Initiative to Foster Water Use Efficiency, Sustainable Practices

By on July 18, 2018
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Honoring a commitment to helping customers and communities worldwide enhance the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land, The Toro Company is proud to introduce its new Land. Water. Thrive. initiative.

The initiative is part of the Greenspace Enhancement Grant Program and The Toro Foundation is contributing up to $1 million in grants to nonprofits in their global communities over a two-year period. The new initiative seeks to help improve water use efficiency, educate on sustainable agricultural practices and enhance outdoor environments and greenspaces.

“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.”

The new program proposes to utilize the expertise of Toro’s people to help support nonprofits in their projects to educate on the efficient use of water, support sustainable agriculture through community gardens, assist in efforts to revitalize parks and green spaces and foster the enrichment the outdoors of our neighborhoods and schools. Applications for the 2018 program are due by September 1, 2018 for organizations in one of the 2018 Grant Program communities listed below.

For 2018, The Toro Company will be providing grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to 501c3 nonprofit organizations including state/city park and recreation divisions, conservation divisions, public educational entities and other organizations located within 30 miles of the cities listed below, where employees of The Toro Company live and work:

California: Riverside
Florida: Sanford
Michigan: Iron Mountain
Minnesota: Bloomington, Shakopee, Windom
Nebraska: Beatrice
Texas: El Paso

Grant applications from nonprofit organizations that meet one or more of the following criteria will be considered for Toro’s Land. Water. Thrive. initiative:

  • The creation, rehabilitation and/or enhancement of community gardens for education and to serve the needs of the community.
  • To beautify, create and enrich outdoor environments of our neighborhoods and/or school grounds.
  • To revitalize and maintain parks and other public greenspaces by planting trees, grass, shrubs or plants, and upgrading or adding efficient irrigation systems.
  • Alignment with The Toro Company’s Purpose statement – “To help our customers enrich the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land.”
  • Impact on beautification and/or increased utilization of a public green space.
  • Success in building broader community involvement in its initiative.
  • Tangible/visible results creating healthy and sustainable outdoor environments.

For grant criteria, online application and other information, visit Locations for inclusion in the 2019 Greenspace Enhancement Grant Program will be announced at a later date.

For grant criteria, an online application and other information, visit Applications are due by September 1, 2018.