Apply for grants
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. The team meets quarterly to review grant requests, and normally communicates all decisions within four months of receiving the application. If approved, you can expect to receive funds within two months of notification. Please plan your request accordingly based on your needs and our review cycle.
Green Grants from the HOPE Foundation are also available to support our non-profit partner organizations in an area that is likely secondary to their mission. We seek to support projects that reduce the environmental impacts of local non-profits. Green Grants will fund projects that tangibly reduce the carbon emissions and waste of our partners. Examples of underlying factors to ever-increasing carbon emissions include leaky buildings, poor insulation, poor quality windows and doors, poor roofing materials, low efficiency appliances and machinery, low efficiency lighting, low efficiency HVAC systems, and high emission transportation vehicles. We can also help our community partners fund ways to generate renewable, carbon-free energy.
Donation decisions are based on the following guidelines:
- Organizations must have non-profit 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 area of:
- Upper Valley region of NH and VT
- Lockport, NY
- New Brighton, MN
Exceptions to this are grants invited by our North America Regional team.
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.
Here is a video tutorial to get you started:
Types of grants
Good Neighbor grant [preview form]
- For grant request $500 or less
A Good Neighbor donation is a donation to a non-profit organization with a value of $500 or less. The organization being funded must be a 501c3 and its cause aligned to our mission. If a non-profit organization applies directly for a goodwill donation, they will highlight the impact of the grant on the Upper Valley community. Our preference is for Good Neighbor grants to have a connection to a Hypertherm volunteer. If an Associate is requesting a Good Neighbor donation on behalf of the nonprofit, they will have demonstrated a personal investment of time to the organizations seeking funds.
- Completed W-9 is required [download a blank W-9 form].
- Good Neighbor grants will be reviewed the month following the submission.
HOPE Foundation full grant [preview form]
- For requests greater than $500
- Full application grants are reviewed in March, June, September and December. Please submit your grant by February, May, August or November of the quarter you need to have your grant reviewed. We strive to review your grant in a timely manner and may have follow up questions. Therefore, we need to adhere to a strict review schedule and will not be able to accommodate last minute requests.
Example measurable outcomes
For a senior center
For a performing arts center
For a food pantry
For a camp scholarship program