LP Foundation: $875,000.00 in donations made in 2023, including ‘Our Dream Park’ contribution

For the Tomahawk Leader

NASHVILLE, TENN. – LP Building Solutions (LP) recently announced that $875,000.00 in monetary and product donations were made in 2023 through the LP Foundation and other corporate giving initiatives.

LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., and has a facility in Tomahawk.

Celebrating its 50th year, the LP Foundation supported over 80 nonprofit organizations and public schools.

In Nov. 2023, the LP Foundation donated $10,000.00 towards Tomahawk Together’s ongoing “Our Dream Park” project, which will see Washington Square Park on N. 4th St. revitalized with an all-inclusive playground, a splash pad and other amenities.

“The LP Foundation embodies LP’s purpose of Building a Better World™ by enriching communities,”
 said LP Foundation President Breeanna Straessle. “Nearly a million dollars in monetary and in-kind product donations, as well as countless volunteer hours, were dedicated to initiatives supporting the communities that LP calls home.”

A release from LP said the company “prioritizes giving in four areas aligned with its mission and values: Building high-quality, affordable homes, with a focus on supporting wounded veterans; protecting the environment and promoting healthy forests; enhancing public STEM education to inspire the next generation of manufacturers; and working with organizations to build diverse talent and promote inclusivity.”

The LP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, runs five philanthropic programs: Community Grants, Disaster Relief, Team Member Nonprofit Board Sponsorships, Team Member Giving Matches and its Gary Sinise Foundation partnership.

This year, the LP Foundation awarded a community grant to the Urban League of Middle Tennessee’s Real Estate Developers Academy, which supports persons of color in the housing industry.

In the second year of partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation, LP and the LP Foundation helped welcome four severely wounded heroes and their families to specially adapted, mortgage-free smart technology homes.

The LP Foundation also continued its long-standing partnerships with Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, and the Hard Bargain Association (HBA) in 2023. The LP Foundation’s donation to the HBA will go toward Bousquet Place, a nearly 40-home community providing affordable housing for those in financial need, focusing on city civil servants.

“Many LP team members are active in their local communities, volunteering to support community needs,” LP stated. “The LP Foundation supported this work through its Nonprofit Board Sponsorships and Giving Match Programs. Since 2013, LP team members have contributed more than half a million dollars, matched dollar for dollar by the LP Foundation.”

In 2023, LP and the LP Foundation provided support for disaster relief following wildfires in British Columbia (near LP Dawson Creek), tornadoes in Nashville, Tenn., (near LP Nashville) and Selma, Ala., (near LP Clarke County), as well as the Covenant School shooting in Nashville, Tenn.

Additional grants went to nonprofits and public schools, including Harpeth Conservancy, Tennessee Environmental Council, the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama and more.

Since it was established in 1973, the LP Foundation has donated over $22 million to nonprofits and K–12 public schools in communities where LP operates.

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