Lincoln Electric is proud of the many programs and initiatives that connect us with our communities and meet the philanthropic needs of our employees. Together, we are working to build a better world and make a difference.
The Lincoln Electric Foundation: The Lincoln Electric Foundation (the “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 that support programs that work to alleviate poverty and illness, promote education, provide health and human services, and bring cultural vibrancy to our communities. The Foundation partners with over 70 nonprofit organizations annually to support programming that we believe makes a sustainable impact. Organizations include the American Red Cross, United Way, and the American Cancer Society.
In 2020, the Foundation maintained its standard giving program and further expanded its mission to support emergency community funds, grants for personal protection equipment and foodbank support to help address the extreme challenges posed by the COVID pandemic.
Employee Engagement Initiatives: Employees worldwide sponsor local events and partner with nonprofit organizations in support of local community initiatives. Lincoln Electric and its subsidiaries support these activities through corporate giving.
Employee Gift Matching Program: The Lincoln Electric Employee Gift Matching Program supports U.S. employees with the opportunity to double their donation to the nonprofits of their choice. Employees’ gifts are matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000 annually.
Volunteer Dollars For Doers Program: The Dollars For Doers program helps turn U.S. employee volunteer service hours into a matching monetary gift to the nonprofit organization.
Disaster Relief: We partner with customers and local nonprofits to support disaster relief efforts.
In Kind Gifts: Lincoln Electric provides product donations (in kind gifts) to nonprofit organizations to support programs such as the Scouts BSA welding merit badge, as well as skilled trade programs and fundraising events. In 2020, Lincoln Electric donated personal protection equipment and Lincoln Electric’s own products such as face shields to first responders and medical staff to support the health and safety of these essential workers.
Nonprofit Board Engagement: We encourage executive engagement to participate on nonprofit boards to support the mission of our local partners and to help make a positive difference in our communities.