Our Impact

We measure our impact through the places and lives we touch...,

Javier Ochoa Reyes

I love the fact that we’re able to provide so many resources to kids.

Project Coordinator, Groundwork Richmond

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Building a Culture of Health

Creating a convenient and beautiful greenway along the Spicket River makes walking and exercising an easy choice for residents.

Heather McMann, Executive Director, Groundwork Lawrence

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Renee Milligan

Groundwork’s value is that they bring new vision and a light about the environment. They bring help, awareness, and they bring new things.

Community Volunteer, Groundwork Hudson Valley

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Nurturing Community Through Urban Gardens

The people in the neighborhood know what’s missing.

Antoine Carter, MUG Program Director, Groundwork Milwaukee

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Ashley Perez

I don’t think people realize how much being able to go outside in a safe space is taken for granted.

Education Programs Associate and Green Team Alum, Groundwork Hudson Valley

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Dave Oletski

You have to decide that you’re not going to quit – cannot quit – under any and all circumstances.

Community Volunteer, Groundwork Denver

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… AND THROUGH 21 Years of Performance of Groundwork Trusts (2000-2022)*

*Measured on a project-year basis


acres of brownfield & derelict lands reclaimed and/or improved


feet of river habitat cleaned, restored or conserved


acres open space & parkland improved


youth actively engaged


community volunteer hours channelled


local schools involved


community partners engaged in projects


jobs created


public, private & in-kind resources leveraged

Groundwork USA Network AccomplishmentS in 2022

Groundwork USA is a national network with deep local roots. Groundwork Trusts do incredible work revitalizing and leading change within their communities and collectively redefine what is possible for the future of environmental justice. The annual State of the Network report celebrates all that we have accomplished together.

Read the full 2022 State of the Network Report