Giving Back

At Manhard Consulting, we strive to create long-term relationships in the community.
That means being not just a good corporate citizen but also a good neighbor and friend to the business community, local residents, future engineers and others. We actively support our staff in donating their time and talents to this important mission.


At Manhard Consulting, our CSR initiative has the broad goal of giving back to communities where we live, work and play by contributing to causes that have meaning to our staff.

Matching Program

The Manhard Consulting Matching Charitable Contributions Program is designed to give encouragement to staff to make charitable contributions that will assist qualified organizations of their choice. Manhard matches donations dollar for dollar up to $250 each year.

Contracts For Good

Contracts for Good was created to both acknowledge new business and give back to organizations in local communities where the work was attained. Each of our offices are in different regions with different needs, we seek to be part of the solution by helping with everyday issues.

Volunteer Time Off

Working for social good not only helps others, it feels great! Guided by our core values, Manhard encourages employees to participate in volunteer activities by providing paid time off for volunteering (VTO) for causes or not-for-profit organizations that are making a positive difference.

Working Together to Give Back to Our Communities

Number of Charities Supported Each Year
Number of Meals Served in Communities Across the US

Contracts for Good

Supporting the causes that have the most meaning to our team members.

Habitat for Humanity Women Build Chicago

Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) Christmas in October

Associates from our Austin, Texas office contributed their talents to the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) Christmas in October charity event. The beneficiary in 2021 was the , where the work of Charles Umlauf and other artists is exhibited in a museum and garden setting. Our civil engineers had an opportunity to provide their hands-on expertise in drainage improvements and erosion prevention for this beautiful garden.


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Our Lincolnshire team!
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Our Lombard team!

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Manhard Consulting associates from our Illinois offices and their family members volunteer at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Staff members work together to pack approximately 5,500 pounds of bulk granola, instant breakfast packs and other food items in ready-to-go boxes. More than 1,800 boxes are prepared for our neighbors in the greater Chicago area that suffer from food insecurity.


manhard food bank of the rockiesFood Bank of the Rockies

Our team in Colorado, along with family and friends, spent an evening volunteering at Food Bank of the Rockies. They worked together to provide 510 boxes containing 12,325 meals to seniors in our community!



The Greenhouse Project

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The beginnings of The Greenhouse Project

Located on the campus of Carson High School in Carson City, Nevada, The Greenhouse Project provides an educational base for students of all ages. Students learn the importance of sustainable living and how to grow their own foods and increase their knowledge of nutrition. All while enjoying the great outdoors! Ninety percent of the food grown at The Greenhouse is given to the underserved in the local community.

Under the direction of Mark Rotter, PE, staff from our offices in Carson City and Reno, supported this exciting project by providing site improvement plans, construction staking, utility agreements and as-builts to help get The Greenhouse Project up and running.

Since its beginnings, The Greenhouse has met or exceeded its goal of producing 400 pounds of produce each month and has far exceeded its original goal of having at least 200 students participating in the vocational/educational programs.

To learn more, visit

Team Members Working for the Greater Good

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Donald Manhard III serves on the Young Professional’s Board of Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The group works throughout the year to raise awareness and generate financial support in the effort to eliminate pediatric cancer. To learn more,

The Salvation Army

Peter Manhard serves on The Salvation Army Chicago Advisory Property Committee. The purpose of the committee to is to ensure that the existing 43 properties, and any new properties acquired in the Metro Division, are maintained and repaired in a proper manner. All plans and proposals for significant maintenance, repairs, service and proposed construction are reviewed by the committee in an effort to assist the Salvation Army in using their resources on these properties as efficiently as possible. To learn more,

The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation

Donald Manhard III serves as a member of the Young Professional’s Board of the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation. Working with other young real estate professionals on events such as Rock The Boat and the Hot Chocolate Run, the group works to raise funds for gastrointestinal research and education. To learn more,

manhard consulting is a proud supporter of these great causes!

Guided by our core values, Manhard makes it a priority to support the communities where we live and work.

The Donald and Patricia Manhard Charitable Foundation

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The Manhard Consulting Classroom at The Yeh Student Center at the University of Illinois

The Donald and Patricia Manhard Charitable Foundation was established with the primary goal of assisting children and families in crisis.  The social issues addressed by the foundation include working families living at or below the poverty level, homelessness, abandonment, food insecurity, human rights and the availability of quality education and medical care for all.

A secondary goal of the foundation is to encourage students to pursue a career in civil engineering or surveying by supporting universities and schools that offer either a STEM curriculum or civil engineering or surveying as a major.

Since its inception, the foundation has donated over $500,000.00 to the following organizations:

  • Bear Necessities
  • Catholic Charities USA
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Children Outreach and Community Empowerment, Inc.
  • Children’s Memorial Hospital
  • Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation
  • Food For The Poor
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Harold E. Eisenberg Foundations
  • JourneyCare
  • Juvenile Protective Association
  • Make-A-Wish
  • Mercy Home
  • Misericordia
  • The Hope Foundation
  • University of Illinois (Manhard Classroom at the Yeh Student Center)