The Timken Company Charitable and Educational Fund Grant Guidelines 

Requests are granted based on the non-profit organization’s ability to meet the charitable giving criteria, as well as availability of charitable funds. We support 501(c)(3) public charities or equivalents that are supporting programs in the United States. Requests for support outside of the United States will be directed to the local country management team.


Areas of Giving
The Timken Fund supports programs that can deliver measurable results for sustainable improvements in the communities in which Timken operates. We invest in organizations that demonstrate a proven track record in addressing key community needs in three areas of giving:


  • Basic Needs*
  • Education
  • Community Development


*We will consider a limited number of requests from community basic needs organizations since our primary support for this focus area is through contributions to United Way.


Preference is given to organizations that provide the broadest community outcomes aligned with our focus areas.


Giving Guidelines - Eligibility
The Timken Fund only awards grants to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.

We believe that grant-making decisions are more effective when made locally. Non-profits with programs or projects that impact a specific community or neighborhood should contact their local Timken facility. For contact information, email


Funding Exclusions

  • Organizations without 501(c)(3) status
  • Political candidates, campaigns or organizations
  • Programs operated by religious organizations for religious purposes or faith-based organizations for sectarian purposes
  • Capital campaigns and endowments
  • Individuals
  • Fraternal or alumni organizations
  • Capital campaigns
  • Tax-supported entities, such as schools, police/fire departments, municipalities, etc.
  • Organizations operated outside of the United States
  • Organizations that are in violation of Timken ethics and/or company policies including those that represent a conflict of interest with Timken business interests or to its reputation or relationship with others. Organizations that discriminate based on religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.


How to Apply
The Timken Fund utilizes an online grant application for submission of grant requests. If your organization is eligible, you may submit an Online Grant Application to begin the process. Once your request is submitted, the portal provides you with status updates.


General Information
Grants are generally allocated in the range of $500 -$10,000. Grant requests for more than $10,000 must be pre-approved by The Timken Fund Board of Trustees.


Applications are accepted year-round. The Timken Fund Board of Trustees meets twice per year (April and October) and makes funding decisions at those meetings.


If you need assistance or have any comments or concerns about this process, please email

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