Benchmade in the Community
In addition to designing and manufacturing the world’s best sports cutlery and
edged tools, Benchmade also remains committed to giving back to our community. We
support organizations, both locally and nationally, who share our passions and will
continue to build a company everyone can be proud of.
Knife Rights & Knife Rights Foundation -
Knife Rights is America's most effective grassroots knife owners advocacy organization, committed to proactively and aggressively working to further the rights of knife owners. Knife Rights is the Second Front in Defense of the Second Amendment and is fighting for a Sharper Future for All Americans.
Ranger Assistance Foundation - http://www.75thraf.org
The mission of RAF -- Support the continued development of the 3/75 Memorial Site that honors Rangers killed in combat and in training, provide financial and logistical support to families of fallen Rangers so they may attend memorial services, assist in sponsoring the unit's morale efforts by sponsoring Ranger Balls and events like the annual 3rd Ranger Battalion Mogadishu Mile Run and support the Ranger Family Readiness Group by sponsoring family events.
Navy Seal Foundation - http://nswfoundation.org
The Navy SEAL Foundation is proud to serve the Naval Special Warfare community including
the U.S. Navy SEALs, SWCC, NSW Support Personnel, and their families.
Wounded Warrior Project -
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to Honor and Empower wounded warriors.
WWP does this by raising awareness and enlisting the public’s aid for the needs
of severely injured service men and women, helping severely injured service members
aid and assist each other, and providing unique, direct programs and services to
meet the needs of severely injured service members.
Heroes Fund - http://www.fallenheroesfund.org
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in supporting the men and women of the
Armed Forces and their families. Begun in 2000 under the auspices of the Intrepid
Museum Foundation, and established as an independent not-for-profit organization
in 2003, the Fund has provided more than $65 million in support for the families
of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military
personnel and veterans. These efforts are funded entirely with donations from the
public, and hundreds of thousands of individuals have contributed to the Fund. 100%
of contributions raised by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund go towards these programs;
all administrative expenses are underwritten by the Fund’s Trustees.
Fallen Firefighters Foundation - http://www.firehero.org
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to
lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992,
the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor
our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.
Concerns of Police
Survivors - http://www.nationalcops.org/home.htm
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding
of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers
killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. C.O.P.S. provides
training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates
the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors.
The Freshwater Trust - http://www.thefreshwatertrust.org/
The Freshwater Trust is an action-oriented 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that restores
rivers and streams throughout Oregon . We use cooperative, market-based solutions
that benefit rivers, working lands and local communities – from working with landowners
to keep more water in our streams to streamlining restoring processes to achieve
greater pace and scale to improving aquatic habitat using a localized approach.
With growing concern about the health of our freshwater ecosystems, coupled with
climate change pressures and population growth, we know we have to address declines
in river and stream health now.
Health and Science University - http://www.ohsu.edu/
Benchmade is proud to donate a portion of the profits from the sale of the Pink
Mini-Griptilian to the Oregon Health and Science University Breast Cancer Institute
in Portland, Oregon to benefit their Breast Health Education Program.
High Performance Enterprise Consortium - http://www.nwhpec.org/
NWHPEC represents a cross-section of Oregon and SW Washington businesses interested
in the sharing and dissemination of information regarding continuous improvement.
Their mission is to provide a forum for education and the exchange of information
regarding continuous improvement of practices and processes of enterprises in the
Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
Northwest Defense Coalition - http://www.pndc.us/
The Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) is a member-funded industry association
dedicated to improving the defense industry climate across the Pacific Northwest.
Through educational programs, business-to-business networking, and outreach to government
decision makers, PNDC is working every day to ensure our members' future success.
& Tool Institute - http://www.akti.org/
The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) is a non-profit organization (501(c)6)
representing all segments of the knife industry and all knife users. Formed by concerned
industry leaders after considerable discussion with individual knifemakers, knife
magazine publishers, and a broad section of the knife community, AKTI has been the
reasonable and responsible voice of the knife community since 1998.
American Edged Products Manufacturers Association -
AEPMA has been serving the U.S. edged products fabricating, manufacturing and marketing
industry since 1953, promoting the exchange of ideas through its meetings, trade
tours, and exhibitions. AEPMA members learn about the latest advancements in manufacturing
technology and management techniques at AEPMA sponsored seminars and events.