The Hot Topic Foundation is currently not accepting grant applications. We are revamping and simplifying the grant application process and anticipate having it completed by spring 2013. If you would like to receive a notice of the grant application process once it is finalized please email us directly at Foundation@hottopic.com.

Year to date 2012 we have partnered with the following charities. Check out their websites to see some of the great programs the Hot Topic Foundation has supported this year.

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Our Partners
The Hot Topic Foundation currently works with three organizations that help young people express their individuality through music and the arts. Learn more about them below.



  • GRAMMY Foundation®
    Provides 'GRAMMY in the Schools' programs to high school students and schools.


    Learn more.

  • Little Kids Rock®
    Unleashes kids' inner music-makers by building popular music education programs in under-served public schools.

    Learn more.

  • Notes For Notes®
    Provides youth with FREE after-school recording studio environments packed with instruments to explore, create, and record music!
    Learn more.


Contact Us
The Hot Topic Foundation
18305 E. San Jose Ave.
City of Industry, CA 91748
foundation@hottopic.com

The Hot Topic Foundation is administered by the California Community Foundation, a 501c3 public charity. Contributions to the California Community Foundation represent irrevocable gifts subject to the legal and fiduciary control of the foundation's board of directors.