The mission of the NCMA Education and Research Foundation is to advance and support the concrete masonry and hardscape industry and the public interest through research and educational programs designed to meet the future needs of the industry.

The concrete masonry industry continues to face new and increased demands and challenges.  Due to this ever-changing environment, the NCMA Education and Research Foundation, incorporated in 1988, presents members with the opportunity to make a difference and secure the industry’s success today and in the future. While the Foundation corpus remains intact, interest from the corpus is used each year to distribute grants to programs that members believe will help advance the concrete masonry and hardscape industry.  To date, the Foundation has invested more than $2M in grants to industry research for codes and standards, educational opportunities for architectural and engineering students, and workforce development programs.

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