Philanthropy

The Lincoln Electric Foundation has been an active partner in our communities since 1952; dedicated to improving the quality and well-being of the communities where our employees live and work. Since its founding, the Foundation has donated over $30 million in grants and scholarships to support programs that work to alleviate poverty and illness, and promote education and cultural vibrancy in our communities. In 2017, the Foundation partnered with over 70 nonprofit organizations in programs that we believe can make a sustainable impact. Organizations include the American Red Cross, United Way, JDRF, and the March of Dimes.

Employee Engagement: Our employees contribute their time and resources to promote causes they are passionate about. Employees worldwide sponsor local events and partner with organizations to support their local community needs. Lincoln Electric and its subsidiaries support many of these initiatives through corporate giving.

Employee Gift Matching Program: The Foundation also supports the Lincoln Electric Employee Gift Matching Program, which supports U.S. employees with the opportunity to double their donation to the nonprofit of their choice. Employees’ gifts are matched dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 annually.

Disaster Relief: We partner with customers and local nonprofits to support disaster relief efforts. In 2017, we worked with the American and Mexican Red Cross organizations to provide assistance to communities in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

In Kind Gifts: Lincoln Electric provides in product donations (in kind gifts) to nonprofit organizations to support programs such as the Boy Scouts welding merit badge, as well as skilled trade programs and fundraising events.

Nonprofit Board Engagement: We encourage executive engagement on nonprofit boards to be a resource to support the mission of our local partners and help make a positive difference in our communities.

Lincoln Electric partners with the Red Cross of Northeast Ohio to help save lives through the "Sound the Alarm" initiative. In the last four years, Lincoln Electric volunteers have installed over 1,250 alarms in nearly 450 homes in our headquarter hometown of Euclid, Ohio.
We actively support the Boy Scouts of America welding merit badge program with product donations to support local chapter initiatives.
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