About the McElhattan Foundation

The McElhattan Foundation was established in 1994 and for many years served as the charitable arm of Industrial Scientific Corporation, which was founded by K.E. McElhattan and his son, Kent McElhattan. It supported nonprofits on the local and national level.


When Industrial Scientific was sold in 2017, the foundation began operating as the McElhattan Foundation. Many family members contributed to the Foundation's endowment, enabling it to increase its grantmaking budget beginning in FY 2019. We have also defined the Foundation's Mission and Vision, selected program areas in which we will make strategic grants, and implemented a formal grant application process.


Our board of directors meets in November and May to approve grant applications.