Harley-Davidson    Foundation

The Harley-Davidson Foundation
opens new roads of possibilities in the
communities where we do business.

THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON FOUNDATION

 

our vision

OUR VISION

We build strong, skilled and sustainable communities where we work. With our employees and dealers, we help fulfill dreams through partnerships with charitable organizations.

 

our mission

OUR MISSION

To meet the basic needs of the communities where we work, improve the lives of our stakeholders and encourage social responsibility. We pursue partnerships with charitable organizations that help us invest in education, health and the environment.

 

 

FOUNDATION CATEGORIES AND GUIDELINES

Our grants provide community support where we have corporate facilities and target areas of greatest need among underserved populations. In addition, we will consider support for key community activities that enhance the quality of life for our stakeholders.

 

Our targeted categories are Education, Health and the Environment. The Foundation primarily funds education programs within the public school systems where our corporate facilities are located.

 

EDUCATION

  • Employment Enablers
  • Core Curriculum
  • Academic Enhancers
  • Arts Education

 

HEALTH

  • Basic Needs (food/clothing)
  • Health Support Services
  • Public Health and
    Wellness Education
 

ENVIRONMENT

  • Economic Development
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Environmental Education
  • Sustainability
  • Conservation

 

 

GRANT CRITERIA

The Harley-Davidson Foundation looks for the following details when reviewing grant applications:

 

  • The proposal's relevance to The Harley-Davidson Foundation's areas of interest.
  • The proposal's clarity in stating the expected project or program outcomes and the strategy for achieving them.
  • The extent to which the strategy involves a collaborative approach to problem-solving or issues affecting the targeted groups or organizations.
 

Read on to find out whether your organization qualifies to submit a grant proposal.

 

  • We Fund:

    • Qualified 501(c)3 or 170(c) organizations.
    • Organizations whose programs focus on one or more of The Harley-Davidson Foundation's Funding Categories: Education, Health and the Environment.
    • Organizations serving the areas where Harley-Davidson corporate facilities are located: Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, Menomonee Falls, or Tomahawk, WI; York, PA; Chicago, IL; Valley View, OH; Plano, TX; Kansas City, MO; and Yucca or Mohave County, AZ.

  • We Do Not Fund:

    • Individuals
    • Political Causes or Candidates
    • Endowment Funds
    • Athletic Teams
    • Religious Organizations (unless engaged in a major project benefiting the greater community)
    • The Harley-Davidson Foundation generally does not fund conferences or capital campaigns

    While most funding goes to community organizations, The Harley-Davidson Foundation may consider contributions to conferences, capital campaigns or national organizations where the impact of such giving can be maximized through the involvement of employees, customers or other Harley-Davidson stakeholders. Please send an e-mail letter of intent to The Harley-Davidson Foundation For an update on our current recipients, please review our 
    2013 Grants Report (PDF).

  • Grant Deadlines

    • December 13, 2013
    • March 7, 2014
    • July 11, 2014
    • October 10, 2014
    • December 12, 2014

    Our grants are reviewed by employee committees. Grant applications are due at 5 p.m. on the deadline date. If these dates fall on a holiday or weekend, the deadline is the next business day. Grant applications may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed during the next grant cycle.

  • For more information, please read:

 

 

APPLY FOR A GRANT

 

The new grant process for The Harley-Davidson Foundation requires online grant submission and completion of an introductory eligibility quiz before beginning the grant proposal. Questions about the grant proposal process are answered on the Instructions page.

 

APPLY ONLINE HERE

 

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QUOTES

 

News

“Big Brothers Big Sisters is grateful to the many H-D employee volunteers who share their time and friendship to help children realize their potential and build their futures. We feel tremendously fortunate to have the involvement of employee volunteers, corporate leadership and The Foundation support.”

 

Amy Chionchio

President and CEO

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee

 

LEADERSHIP

 

“Harley-Davidson generously supports our Veterans. Disabled American Veterans representatives have visited hundreds of dealerships across the nation through the Harley's Heroes tour, delivering free benefits assistance to disabled veterans and their families through our Mobile Service Office program.”

 

Arthur H. Wilson

National Adjutant and CEO

Disabled American Veterans

 

INVESTOR RELATIONS

 

“The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee is very grateful to Harley-Davidson for their commitment to the YMCA Black Achievers program and the Black College Tour. Hundreds of teens are able to visit Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the US because of the generosity of Harley-Davidson. In addition, their employees provide mentorship and guidance to our youth providing a significant, long term benefit for the community.”

 

Julie Tolan

President and CEO

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

COMMUNITY DIVERSITY

Those communities where we live and work—and our friends and neighbors there—are important to us. We look out for each other. We do for each other. That’s just how we roll.

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MILWAUKEE AREA CORPORATE MERCHANDISE DONATIONS AND FUND-RAISING EVENTS

 

Harley-Davidson will consider merchandise donations, table sponsorships and similar requests for support of specific fund-raising events. In lieu of a grant application, organizations seeking this type of support in the Milwaukee area only should submit:

 

  • A letter that confirms the 501(c)3 status of the organization.
  • A letter describing the organization's request and how the event will benefit its targeted community
  • Letters must be received by The Harley-Davidson Foundation seven weeks before the event.


            Mail to: 
            The Harley-Davidson Foundation 
            3700 W. Juneau Ave 
            P.O. Box 653 
            Milwaukee, WI 53208

 

 

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

The Harley-Davidson Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit organization. The following documents provide financial data and information regarding the company's corporate governance:

 

Federal Tax Identification Information

Articles of Incorporation

By-Laws

Officers and Directors

 

IRS Form 990-PF – Tax Returns of Public Foundation:

2013

2012

2011

STOCK QUOTE

2012 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

We continue to make great strides in greener manufacturing and preserving the freedom for riders to enjoy our environment for generations to come.

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pink label

PINK LABEL

Pink Label is more than something you wear. It’s the power to make a difference.

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MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION

MDA

It’s a commitment that comes from the heart and carries more collective weight through our employees and dealer network. Our MDA friends and families inspire us and move us to support their mission.

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