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

Submit a Proposal

We review applications once per year. We are accepting applications for 2021 funding until Friday, January 29, 2021. We will begin reviewing all applications in February 2021. Charitable grants will be awarded subsequently. All proposals must include the following information:

  • How did you hear about Hunter Industries Charitable Giving?
  • The specific need fulfilled by this request
  • The mission of the organization
  • The impact on the population served
  • The amount of funds requested
  • A summary of how the funds will be spent
  • Calendar or fiscal year budget structure (if fiscal, provide the cycle; e.g., July 1 to June 30)
  • Copies of IRS Form 990 for the past two years
  • The date the funds are needed
  • Operating budget for the current year
  • Contact information, including name, phone number, and email address

Please email all proposals to:

Melissa.Nicolas@hunterindustries.com