Community Involvement

Every day, Hexcel employees live our Values and fulfill our Purpose as we build houses for low-income families, run races to fund cancer research, cook meals for the hungry, provide needy children with school supplies, and so much more. 

The Hexcel Foundation

In addition to local contributions, the Hexcel Foundation made grants in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 to three charitable organizations focused on improving education, fighting cancer, and relieving hunger and homelessness worldwide. Grants were made to:

  • The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for its STEM in 30 program, an Emmy-nominated webcast series that engages middle school students across the globe in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) topics in just 30 minutes. Museum curators, astronauts, and experts in various STEM fields connect to classrooms with real-world, relevant content to show students that science extends beyond the walls of their school. Hexcel has sponsored four programs -- Buzz the Tower: Bees and Aerospace, Dream Jobs: Careers in Aerospace, From Hubble to Webb: Observatories in Space, and Written in the Sky: The History & Future of Aerial Advertisement.
  • The Cancer Research Institute which works with a global network of leading researchers, supporters, patients and advocates to fund the most promising clinical and laboratory research in fighting cancer through immunotherapy in hopes of harnessing the power of our immune systems to control and potentially cure all types of cancer.
  • Convoy of Hope for its Children’s Feeding Initiative, providing nutritious meals and monitoring the health and growth of children in multiple countries around the world. The Initiative also works to provide clean and safe water and healthy living environments.

Hexcel Foundation and Community Involvement Councils

Matching Contributions for Natural Disaster Relief

Whenever a natural disaster affects a community in which we live and work, it affects our employees, their families and their friends, as well. At Hexcel, we believe in responsibility – in fact, striving to be good citizens in the communities in which we live and work is one of our four Values. To that end, Hexcel has established a matching contributions program that will match dollar-for-dollar employee contributions made to the American Red Cross after a natural disaster affects an area near one of our U.S. locations.

Hexcel Foundation Scholarship Program

Hexcel awards renewable scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 a year to the children of Hexcel employees who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college and vocational programs at any accredited post-secondary institution of the student's choice. Since 1987, scholarships totaling more than $2 million have been awarded.

Student Research Support

Hexcel is proud to support the various colleges and universities worldwide from which we recruit our best talent by providing limited quantities of our raw material products such as carbon fiber tow, reinforced fabric, honeycomb, resins and adhesives in support of research and other student-led projects. Click to make a request.