the Hecla Charitable Foundation
The Hecla Charitable Foundation was established in 2007 to provide grants and disburse funds for educational and charitable purposes to qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations. The Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life and to promote the social, environmental, and economic sustainability and development of those communities where Hecla has operations and activities. Within this overall mission, the Foundation intends to focus its efforts in four areas: education, community programs, youth activities, and health services.
The Foundation has awarded $829,938 in grants since its inception. In 2011, the Foundation contributed $174,810 and in 2012, the Foundation contributed $296,357 to various organizations..
Organizations seeking grants from the Foundation should contact the Hecla office or facility nearest them. Local Hecla personnel will provide an application and forward recommendations to the Foundation. Grant applications may also be provided directly to the Foundation’s offices (see address below).
The Foundation provides grants only to U.S. organizations classified as public charities and tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
In general, the Hecla Charitable Foundation is unable to fund or provide grants to the following:
Grant applicants must submit a Grant Application Request including a current IRS tax-exempt determination letter.
Grants may be awarded in full or in part. Requests most likely to receive favorable consideration range from less than $1,000 up to $5,000, although in rare circumstances larger amounts may be awarded.
A grant request may result in rejection, deferral for future consideration or approval at full or partial funding levels. When awarded, the amount an applicant receives is based on a number of factors, including the magnitude of the project, the funds available for distribution, the level of the Foundation's interest, competition for funding, relevance or connection to Hecla employees and families in the affected community, and other considerations.
Before actual submission of an application, you are strongly encouraged to contact a local Hecla employee and discuss your needs. Grant applications that are in turn recommended to the Foundation by Hecla employees in the community have a greater chance of success.
Hecla Charitable Foundation contact
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Hecla Charitable Foundation
6500 N. Mineral Drive, Suite 200
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815-9408