For grantees

Hypertherm’s philanthropic mission is enriching our Associate-owner communities as a catalyst for collaboration and compassion, inspiring solutions for sustainable positive change.

HOPE Foundation grant decisions are made by the HOPE team comprised of Hypertherm Associates from all areas of the company. This team meets quarterly to review grant requests and typically communicates all decisions soon thereafter. If approved, you can expect to receive funds within two months of notification. It is important to note that depending on when your application is submitted within our quarterly review cycle, it could take six months before funds are received by your organization. Please plan your request accordingly based on your needs and our review cycle.

Green Grants from the HOPE Foundation are also available to fund projects that tangibly decrease the carbon emissions and waste of our nonprofit partners. Examples of underlying factors to ever-increasing carbon emissions include leaky buildings, poor insulation, poor quality windows and doors, inferior roofing materials, low-efficiency appliances and machinery, low-efficiency lighting, low-efficiency HVAC systems, and high emission vehicles. We can also help our community partners with funding to support the creation of renewable, carbon-free energy.

Donation decisions are based on the following guidelines:

  • Organizations must have nonprofit tax-exempt status under IRS code 501(c)(3)
  • Grant requests should align with our philanthropic mission and core value of respect for all people
  • Hypertherm does not support donations to individuals nor does it support organizations with a direct political or religious focus
  • Grant seekers are expected to be inclusive and non-discriminatory in their practices, policies, and programs

Our funding is focused in the geographic areas of:

  • Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont
  • Lockport, New York
  • New Brighton, Minnesota
  • Kent, Washington