McKinstry Advances Climate Commitment with $1 Million in Climate-Focused Charitable Awards

SEATTLE, WA — McKinstry and the McKinstry Charitable Foundation furthered its climate commitment by awarding $520,000 to eight new climate-focused nonprofit organizations aligned with McKinstry’s goals and priorities. This is the single largest package of gifts the McKinstry Charitable Foundation has given to date and rounds out our commitment to donate $1 million to climate-focused organizations by 2025, as set in our Action for Impact strategy. The nonprofit grantees include The Clean Energy Transition Institute, Building Transparency, Climate Solutions, Spark Northwest, Duwamish River Community Coalition, Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners, Groundwork Denver and Columbia Slough Watershed Council.

“McKinstry is dedicated to building a thriving planet, together,” said Dean Allen, Chairman and CEO of McKinstry. “We cannot reach our vision without supporting our communities and the many amazing nonprofit organizations driving action against our climate crisis. This belief has always been a central part of McKinstry’s values, and these wonderful organizations join an existing cohort of nonprofit organizations that we are proud to support through the McKinstry Charitable Foundation.”

McKinstry’s Carbon & Climate Commitment is based on three pillars: making McKinstry’s operations net zero, partnering with clients to rapidly decarbonize the built environment and supporting local communities to address the climate crisis and advance environmental justice. This contribution by the McKinstry Charitable Foundation supports the third pillar of this commitment by supporting and amplifying community-based solutions.

“These gifts will have a significant impact on both the broader climate crisis and on advancing environmental justice in our local communities,” said Ashley Ruiz, Vice President Social Impact. “We are proud to amplify the work of this incredible cohort of nonprofit partners who are taking action to everyday to protect and advance a healthy, sustainable future for all.”

Learn more about the eight organizations below.