Empowering young adults to achieve their dreams in the face of financial adversity.


At the Hourglass Foundation, we are passionate about giving back and paying it forward for others. We believe in the commitment to help others. Our belief is that everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve their dreams for their best life possible, through hard work and commitment. We strive to achieve this through supporting trade school scholarship programs.

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We all need socks, and students need our financial help more than ever! What better way to help students than combining socks + scholarships!



The Hourglass Foundation is guided by the belief that great change can come from helping young adults. Our passion is to strengthen young adults by creating hope and opportunity through scholarships and philanthropic giving.

In connection with our Mission of “Empowering young adults to achieve their dreams in the face of financial adversity,” our Vision is to support trade school / community college education through scholarship gifting.

There is more than one path to a successful career and life.  Trade Schools and Community College can offer:

Low to no education debt

Job opportunity

Increased salary potential

Potential employer partnerships

Great Work Takes Great Partners

We would not be able to support our trade school / community scholarship initiative without great partners. If you or your organization would like to partner with The Hourglass Foundation to achieve our mission or if you prefer to make a tax-deductible donation, please consider giving to our fund through The Columbus Foundation called “Axles for Hope.” The Columbus Foundation is one of the top ten community foundations in the United States that assists individuals and corporations with effective philanthropy. If you have questions, please contact us.


“This scholarship means a new start and a fresh beginning to me, it’s helping put me through college.
I can’t express how grateful I am about it”.

Caden — Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA recipient

“This scholarship will help me complete my training to become an ASE certified Master Technician. This scholarship will help me help others. I also want to teach…teenagers for free and teach them new skills to help break the cycle of poverty. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity”.
(Columbus State Community College)

Caleb — Winner of The Hourglass Foundation Scholarship Fund

“By receiving this scholarship, I will have much less stress and worry about how I am going to pay for everything. I really am trying hard to balance everything – like my own car repairs, car insurance, school expenses, etc. My parents help as much as they can but most of their extra income goes toward helping pay for my medical expenses and also my brother’s who was just diagnosed in January with severe heart and kidney issues. Thank you for your support”.
(Columbus State Community College)

Ian — Winner of The Hourglass Foundation Scholarship Fund

“This scholarship is helping me reach one of the biggest goals in my life. Being able to go to college with the help this scholarship is amazing and I feel very honored! Thank you for helping me reach my goals!”

Jaycie — Winner of The Dick Malcom Humanitarian Scholarship Fund

“I’m so blessed to have received a scholarship from the Hourglass Foundation. This money is going to allow me to pursue my dreams of being a diesel mechanic at Illinois Central College.This money and support from the Hourglass Foundation will not go unnoticed and I’m very appreciative of it! Thank you and God bless”.

Isaac — Winner of The Dick Malcom Humanitarian Scholarship Fund