HMC Architects’ nonprofit organization—the Designing Futures Foundation (DFF)—has launched a new HMC Million Meals initiative to help families and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The DFF will donate an additional $100,000 in April to nonprofits in the Feeding America and Share Our Strength / No Kid Hungry networks to provide 1,000,000 meals ($1 = 10 meals) to families, children and seniors facing food insecurity as a result of the current pandemic.

“HMC cares deeply about the people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said HMC’s Director of Social Innovation and Designing Futures Foundation Adrienne Luce. “We are proud to support emergency relief efforts in our communities and I applaud the strong philanthropic spirit of our HMC family who are stepping up to help.”

Luce is working with HMC employees to allocate a total of $15,000 in food security donations in various communities. In addition, HMC is launching a DFF Pandemic Matching Gift Fund to match employee donations dollar-for-dollar to any nonprofit providing pandemic relief.

The DFF’s mission is to build a better world and over the past decade the foundation has made charitable investments in key focus areas that align with HMC’s core values and competencies, including:

  1. Architecture and Design: To positively impact the built environment
  2. Education: To educate the next generation of innovators and creators
  3. Sustainability: To invest in a sustainable and regenerative future

The foundation—which recently celebrated ten years of positive community impact and surpassed one million dollars in charitable contributions in the communities it serves—is pivoting its funding priorities for the foreseeable future to focus on pandemic relief and emergency grants to nonprofits.