Toro, BOSS offers grants to support outdoor enhancements

IRON MOUNTAIN _ The Toro Company and BOSS Snowplow have launched a new initiative — Land. Water. Thrive. –to help improve water use efficiency, enhance outdoor environments and greenspaces and educate on sustainable agricultural practices.

The Toro Foundation will contribute up to $1 million over two years to nonprofits through the Greenspace Enhancement Grant Program, which will support work to revitalize parks and green spaces, enrich the outdoors in neighborhoods and schools, teach about efficient water use and support sustainable agriculture through community gardens.

“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,” said Judson McNeil, Toro Foundation president.

The program this year will support organizations in Iron Mountain plus these other cities: Beatrice, Neb.; Bloomington, Shakopee and Windom in Minnesota; El Paso, Texas; Riverside, Calif.; Sanford, Fla.; Xiamen City, China; Ploiesti, Romania; and Spellbrook in England.

For grant criteria and other information, go to Applications are due by Sept. 1.