COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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Kimball International has donated nearly $13 million to various local charities and projects in communities where our employees live and work.  In order to make a difference, Kimball International and our family of brands officially sponsors or contributes to numerous causes.   Monetary and in kind donations are made annually.  Employees are encouraged to participate and volunteer their own time and talent to causes of their choice.  Examples of causes include American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Walk to End Alzheimer's, Mentors for Youth, and Crisis Connection.

Kimball International-Habig Foundation

 

Started by Mr, Arnold Habig, the Kimball International-Habig Foundation focuses its funding and resources on grants and programs that most directly benefit the U.S. communities in which Kimball International has operations or facilities, or from which it employees live. In most of these small, rural communities, Kimball International is the major source of significant charitable contributions.

The Kimball International-Habig Foundation focuses on five categories:

  • Education

  • Health & Human Services

  • Civic & Community Programs

  • Arts & Culture

  • Religious Institutions

  • Volunteerism

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. 
     

  2. 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. The application form and submission information is available here.