About the Hanger Foundation
The mission of the Hanger Foundation is to empower people with physical challenges to live life as fully as possible.
- To positively impact the lives of those in need
- To invest in the communities in which we live and work
- To engage our employees in charitable efforts
The Evolution of Hanger Foundation
Hanger’s heritage of charitable giving dates back to the company’s founding in 1861. For many years, Hanger clinicians and employees consistently and generously donated millions of dollars in free care and financial contributions to a variety of causes, including hardship cases in their own communities. In 2009, Hanger formalized and increased its philanthropic work by establishing a non-profit organization, the Hanger Foundation.
Our giving is guided by experts in the orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) industry who have real-world insights and are informed by research to select the most impactful and life-changing experiences through the Foundation’s grants program. The Hanger Foundation leverages the expertise of Hanger employees on boards, committees, and programs. Leadership volunteers serve on Giving Committees, our General Board, Global Missions Committee, and more.
The Hanger Foundation serves the entire O&P patient population, including amputees, children born with limb loss or limb difference, stroke survivors, veterans, cancer survivors, those living with multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, incomplete spinal cord injury, Charcot-Marie Tooth, Osteoarthritis, and diabetes.
Our grants and scholarships don’t just eliminate barriers, they ignite possibilities. They serve as the catalyst that empowers people to seize life’s boundless potential.
Our Partners and Sponsors
Thanks to our partners and sponsors who are making a substantial impact on our mission to empower people with physical challenges. By joining the Hanger Foundation, you are not just supporting a cause, you are becoming a partner in change.
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