The Longleaf Alliance Among Inaugural $1 million HCLTech Grant Americas Recipients

May 1, 2024

HCLTech, a leading global technology company, announced Brazil-based Argilando, Canada-based No. 9 Contemporary Art and the Environment and US-based The Longleaf Alliance as the winners of the first edition of the HCLTech Grant Americas.

HCLTech launched the new grant program in September 2023, committing $5 million in grants over five years to support not-for-profit organizations with innovative projects focused on combating climate change, restoring ecosystems and biodiversity across the Americas. Each year, one project will be awarded $500,000 while two others will receive $250,000.


“It is such a pleasure to see The Longleaf Alliance emerge as one of our top three finalists for the first HCLTech Climate Action Grant in the Americas,” said Dr. Nidhi Pundhir, vice president of Global Corporate Social Responsibility at HCLTech. “The organization has a truly impressive history in mitigating climate change and restoring the native longleaf pine ecosystem. They have the right model and technique in place, but what appealed to us most is their passion to attain scale and continue their focused mission. We congratulate them for securing a runner-up position for the HCLTech Grant and wish them the very best with their project.”

With the support of the HCLTech funding, The Alliance will further longleaf restoration efforts in the Southeastern United States by directly supporting landowner assistance (particularly for historically underserved landowners who have not traditionally had access to assistance), reforestation, and innovative technology that facilitates conservation.

"The Longleaf Alliance is honored to be selected as one of the award recipients in this inaugural year of the HCLTech Grant Americas program. Through this work, we will bring about real change that provides lasting benefits for climate mitigation, biodiversity and communities.” said Carol Denhof, President of The Longleaf Alliance.

For more information on HCLTech’s Climate Action Grant for the Americas, please visit