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Harley-Davidson Foundation

The Harley-Davidson Foundation, the philanthropic organization of Harley-Davidson Inc., strives to improve the quality of life for all by targeting our charitable giving in the areas of greatest need where we have corporate and manufacturing facilities.

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Our Focus

The Foundation focuses on enabling student success, building healthy and sustainable neighborhoods and making Milwaukee, our hometown, a vibrant community. We support these initiatives through monetary grants, event sponsorships, and merchandise donations. Each of these signature initiatives are supported by strategic enablers that ensure we are making impactful and meaningful investments in our communities.

“The Harley-Davidson Foundation opens roads of possibilities in communities where we do business.”
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Enable student success

We invest in neighborhood schools to ensure all students have access to high-quality learning opportunities.

  • Help build a sustainable, skilled workforce by investing in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, and skilled trade programming (STEAM+).
  • Provide students the opportunity to receive high quality physical and mental healthcare services at school in order to be effective learners.
  • Guide youth on the path to success by providing them an influential role model.
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Community vibrancy

Drive meaningful growth that ensures our broader community has access to connect through diverse, healthy, and inspiring collaborations.

  • Help Milwaukee flourish and make it a great destination to live, work, and play by supporting cultural and diverse programs.
  • Provide special funding for major disasters.
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Healthy and sustainable neighborhoods

Drive economic development by working to identify safe and sustainable opportunities to improve identified communities.

  • Support initiatives that strive to fight hunger issues through adequate food sources.
  • Provide education and training opportunities that lead to employment.
  • Provide individuals with a set of skills and knowledge that allows them to make informed and effective financial decisions, so they can reach their full potential.
Who We Are and What We Do
We support
  • Qualified charitable organizations 501(c)(3) or 170(c) organizations
  • Programs focused on at least one of our strategic enablers
  • Organizations located in and/or serving the communities where Harley-Davidson has facilities with a preference for serving programs in our designated neighborhoods
We do not fund
  • Individuals
  • Political causes or candidates
  • Endowment funds
  • Groups or organizations that will re-grant Foundation support to other organizations or individuals (except for those approved on an exception-only basis)
  • Schools or community athletic events or teams, bands or choirs
  • Religious, labor, or fraternal organizations (unless engaged in a major project benefiting the greater community)
  • Conferences or capital campaigns
  • Organizations that do not align with Harley-Davidson’s non-discrimination policy
Corporate governance and financial informaiton

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: