Serving the Vulnerable in our Communities

At Mortenson, we are building for the greater good - to make a positive social, economic and environmental impact in the communities we serve. With a core focus on Wellness, Environment, Education, and Shelter, our Community Impact Program allows our teams to identify specific needs in their communities to help where and how they can.

Throughout our company’s history, the sincere commitment of our team members to Do Something Good, to help where help is needed, and to selflessly give of our time and treasure is one of our most valuable attributes. 

There is no greater gift we can give others than our time and treasure. We do so enthusiastically, with a smile on our face and delight in our eyes.

Community Impact Program

Operated under our company values of Service and Stewardship, our community impact initiatives enable team members in our offices across the country to address and adapt to the ever-changing needs of their local community.

We do this through:

  • Developing community partnerships
  • Empowering team members to give back in the ways and places they are passionate
  • Being a responsible member of the global community
people volunteering outside in blue shirts
kids in construction safety gear

Giving Back Made Easy

We make it easy for our team members to give back to the communities where we live and work.  Through an innovative online platform, we have access to over 2 million non-profits aiding vulnerable populations in various areas of need. 

Every day, our team members are provided opportunities to participate in local volunteer events, donate to worthy causes, and engage in learning opportunities to improve ourselves, serve our communities and relate to one another as more educated, empathetic individuals.

Our Impact

The efforts of our team members have supported more than 1,000 non-profit community partnerships across the country and around the world through volunteer hours and giving opportunities.  Beyond our team member giving and volunteering efforts, as a company, we are committed to donating 5% of our pre-tax earnings to charitable causes.

Dress for Success Twin Cities

Solar from North to South

Our Solar group began the year in the community by first educating kids about the construction industry, then helping adults put their best-dressed foot forward when entering the workforce.

Read: Solar from North to South

Mortenson data center team at Habitat for Hummanity

Data Centers Community Impact

The Data Center team from Eagle Mountain, Utah volunteered in a variety of ways during the start of 2023: Reused Clothing, STEM Fairs, Habitat Homes, Sweet Valentines + C.O.P.S Gala.

Read: Eagle Mountain Community Impact

renovated classroom in Africa

Ctrl + Alt + Donate

The IT team gives back to the community in a variety of ways including donating to the United Way and donating refurbished devices to rural schools in Africa through HMCHA.

Read: Ctrl + Alt + Donate

Meaningful Community Events

woman showing book Catching the Wind

Educating Students

‘Catch the Wind’ is one of three Mortenson-authored and published children’s books. It is free to elementary schools and often used to explain what we do when building new wind farms throughout the country. Our Wind team gave “Catch the Wind” presentations at an elementary school in Crystal, MN during Women in Construction Week in March to 135 students over two days. Through these presentations, we engaged the youth in our community and shared the importance of wind energy projects for our environment, explained how they’re built, and shared the amazing opportunities a career in construction can provide, all while promoting gender diversity in the field!

Feed My Starving Children + Denim Drive

Team members in our Chicago office had a great time volunteering and packing meals for Feed My Starving Children. Forty-two boxes were packed on March 15, 2002, which will provide meals for 9,072 individuals.   The Chicago team also held a Denim Drive in March to donate to Blue Jeans Go Green; collecting over 40 pairs of jeans that will be recycled back to their original fiber state and transformed into something new like insulating material, pet bed inserts, and other applications.

Mortenson team members at Feed My Starving Children in Chicago
construction workers in front of fire truck

Building a Fire Station Pad

The Civil project team, Texas Nova Solar, volunteered over a weekend during Women in Construction Week in March to build a fire station pad for the City of Spur, TX. The pad is the substructure foundation for a future fire station.  It took a lot of coordination and hard work from our 14 volunteers to make this happen.   We couldn't ask for a better team to deliver this needed substructure in this valued community.

men in kilts wearing construction hard hats For the Lymphoma and Leukemia walk, our Seattle team donned kilts to raise funds (and eyebrows).

Mortenson Chicago team members make meals for Ronald McDonald House charities Glen Lake students visit Mortenson to teach us about their accessible playground project.

Engaging the Community During our Projects

It's important to us to connect with and be part of the communities where our projects take place.  As we complete a project, our intention is to walk away knowing we have grown as individuals from having the opportunity to become a member of the community.  And we hope, that as a result, the community benefits as well.

If you would like to inform us about a volunteer event in your area, please reach out. At Mortenson, it’s always a good day to ‘Do Something Good.’