Guided by our core values of Family and Social Responsibility, Hunter Industries has a longstanding history of supporting local communities with charitable giving efforts. We believe sharing profits with qualifying nonprofit organizations is an essential part of being a good corporate citizen. Our guidelines for corporate philanthropy are described below. We also provide product donations for certain projects. Learn more about product donation guidelines

Qualifying Organizations

We focus our efforts in the communities where we operate, since this is where most of our employees live: North San Diego County, California; Clermont, Florida; and Tijuana, Mexico. We consider all requests from local nonprofit organizations, with the exception of religious, political, and private programs. Our priority is to support smaller, local organizations that provide a measurable impact in one or more of the focus areas listed below. We do not contribute to social fundraising events such as galas, festivals, or dinner parties.

Focus Areas

Our three focus areas are education, community, and the environment. These topics are important to our business philosophy and key stakeholders. Each focus area contributes to enhancing the quality of life in places where our business operations are located.

Education

Raising the quality of education and training in the communities where we live, work, and play helps provide Hunter with a strong workforce. Communities also benefit because higher education levels correlate with more income and better jobs. Here are examples of programs, projects, and organizations that we support:

  • Local educational programs at all levels*
  • Local colleges and universities
  • Irrigation and landscape lighting industry education
  • Local scholarship funds
*Ideally around water, sustainability, or environment.
Community

We believe our success is tied to the health and welfare of our local communities. We are dedicated to helping the most vulnerable populations and enriching lives to ensure inclusive, diverse, and creative communities. Here are examples of programs, projects, and organizations that we support:

  • Community development programs serving underprivileged local groups, including children, seniors, and minorities
  • Enabling arts and culture experiences for local students with limited access Learn more about our employee volunteer programs .
  • Local organizations where our contributions make a recognizable impact
Environment

The sustainable use of natural resources and conservation of land and water are important to Hunter Industries. We strive to minimize our operational impacts and contribute to support organizations that protect the environment. Here are examples of programs, projects, and organizations that we support:

  • Local programs related to water conservation and the protection of natural resources
  • Educational efforts that focus on sustainability and conservation

Impact Report

Reach Out & Read Children

Nonprofit organization Reach Out & Read prepares young children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to encourage families to read together. Pediatricians give books to children and show parents how to use these tools to promote cognitive development and an affinity for lifelong learning.

With our support, five health clinics in North County San Diego helped distribute 2,195 books to pediatric patients in 2020. Learn more about Reach Out & Read at rorsd.org

A program of:

Reach Out & ReadAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
Virginia Smiling

For more than 40 years, The Elizabeth Hospice, the largest independent nonprofit hospice provider in California, has been guiding patients and their families through the challenges associated with a life-threatening illness and helping grieving children and adults feel hopeful about their future. Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has touched the lives of more than 115,000 people in San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County. They ensure that all people in the community have an experienced trusted resource for hospice care, palliative care, and grief support regardless of their ability to pay. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for those nearing the end of life’s journey and for those who grieve.

For the past 13 years, Hunter Industries has played a significant role in ensuring that The Elizabeth Hospice has the resources necessary to help with the physical and emotional needs of more than 5,200 children and adults annually who face the challenges brought on by advanced life-limiting illness.

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The 2021 application period is currently closed. Please check back in October 2021 for our 2022 grant cycle.