Our Dare to be Makers of Possibility purpose extends into the communities in which we live, work, and play. The world is our home, and as the Kimball International Guiding Principles say, “We strive to help our communities be great places to live.”

Giving back in a meaningful way is an integral part of Kimball International’s culture. We encourage employee volunteerism and community involvement. In-kind donations of our products and raw materials are a cornerstone of our spirit of giving. In addition, our charitable giving arm, the Kimball International-Habig Foundation, provides funding focused on five primary categories: Education, Health and Human Services, Civic and Community Programs, Arts and Culture, and Religious Institutions. Our objective is to support non-profit organizations that align with these primary categories and with our Guiding Principles, Purpose Pillars, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging commitment.

Since 1963, Kimball International has donated over $13 million to various local charities and projects in communities where our employees live and work. We also proudly grant in-kind product donations to local schools, charities, and community-based projects that serve our communities and the passions of our employees and their families.

Scholarship Program

The Kimball International Scholarship Program is a long-standing program. Since 1963, the foundation has awarded more than 400 college scholarships to children of Kimball International employees. There a two types of scholarships are awarded:​


  1. Kimball International Scholarship ($2,000) – Available to students attending two and four-year colleges/universities. Applicants must be a dependent of an active part-time or full-time U.S. Kimball International employee or a past Kimball International scholarship recipient. ​
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  3. Bob Schneider Skilled Trades Scholarship (up to $2,000 depending on the cost of tuition, books and equipment for the program the recipient will attend) – Available to students pursuing a skilled trades certification at an accredited institution. This scholarship is open to the general public and does not require any association with a Kimball International employee.