Delivering the Promise, In the Community

Around the world there are many cities and towns Kennametal calls home. These wonderful places are also home to our thousands of employees. At Kennametal, we take great pride in supporting these communities, and helping to make them vibrant, enjoyable places to live and work. The Kennametal Foundation is one of the ways we do this, as is our exceptional relationship with the United Way.


Kennametal Foundation

The Kennametal Foundation provides monetary grants to qualified organizations around the world in or near communities in which Kennametal facilities are located.  These grants are focused on providing educational opportunities through our Technology Education Network (TechEdNet) program, as well as supporting volunteerism and community related issues through our Kennametal in the Community program.  Grants made by the Foundation are an important part of our corporate commitment to support our employees and the communities in which they live and work.

Giving Areas
The Foundation focuses its giving in order to achieve a greater impact on those causes most aligned with Kennametal’s corporate strategy.  Two primary categories have been established for the Foundation giving.

1.    TechEdNet - Includes the support of Secondary and Post Secondary Educational opportunities with an emphasis on studies in the areas of technical engineering, machine skill training and materials and environmental sciences.

2.    Kennametal in the Community – Focuses us globally on the importance of our employees’ volunteering in the communities where they live and work.  We encourage and recognize volunteerism as a key component of our culture.  The goal is to create a partnership in which a community organization may be supported monetarily by the Kennametal Foundation when it offers a significant volunteer opportunity for our employees. 

Please review our criteria and checklist before submitting an application.

•    The Kennametal Foundation accepts applications globally for funding on an annual basis.
•    Applications will only be accepted via electronic submission through our website.
•    All monetary grants issued by the Kennametal Foundation will be disbursed in U.S. currency only.
•    All organizations submitting applications for funding from the Kennametal in the Community program must have a 501(c)3 rating or status.
•    All applications will be reviewed, but are not guaranteed funding.
•    To be considered for funding, applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on the last Friday in May (For 2012, this date is May 25.)



United Way

United Way

Kennametal is proud of our long tradition of supporting communities and partnering with non-profit organizations to address the important needs of our local communities. The United Way one of our most important partners in helping us reach this goal.

A national organization with ties to every city and town, the United Way makes it possible for Kennametal and its employees to give back all year long. The donations we make stay right in each local community and are disbursed to the charities and non-profit organizations that are helping our own friends and neighbors.

Kennametal has enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the United Way. We help them help those who need it most. And they in turn help us know we’re making a positive impact on the places we live.