Apply for foundation grants
Types of grants
Good Neighbor grant [preview form / download Word document]
- For grant requests $500 or less:
A Good Neighbor grant is a donation to a non-profit organization with a value of $500 or less. The organization being funded must be a 501c3 or educational organization and its cause aligned to our mission. Our preference is for Good Neighbor grants to have a connection to a Hypertherm volunteer.Good Neighbor grants will be reviewed the month following the submission.
HOPE Foundation full grant [preview form / download Word document]
- For grant requests greater than $500:
We strive to review your grant in a timely manner and may have follow up questions. Last minute requests are very challenging for us to accommodate. Full application grants are reviewed quarterly on the following schedule:
Applications received: Application review date: January 1st - March 1st March voting meeting March 2nd - June 1st June voting meeting June 2nd - September 1st September voting meeting September 2nd - December 1st December voting meeting
If your request is approved, please be prepared to submit your measurable outcomes follow up form letting us know your progress, challenges and learnings with respect to the goal you selected when you applied for a grant.
At the HOPE foundation and Hypertherm we want our grant making to closely align with our core values. One of our core values is Continuous Improvement. A foundational way in which we continuously improve our processes is through the act of setting quantifiable goals, measuring progress to our goals, reflecting on what went well/what could have gone better, and letting this guide our improvement efforts. Through our grant making we want to share, and encourage the use of this practice that has helped us be successful as individuals and as an organization. Our intention is not to judge our grant recipients based on whether they meet their goals. Rather, we believe that our funding will provide greater value to our communities if more of the people and organizations we fund are in the practice of setting goals, and then measuring, reflecting, and improving.
How to fill out a grant request
Our grant management software requires a login ID and password. This software will allow you to save your application as you go along, track the status of your grant, and review your grant request history once it is loaded.
Watch tutorial to get started
Examples of measureable outcome goals
For a senior center
For a performing arts center
For a food pantry
For a camp scholarship program