Dakota Dunes, SD – November 21, 2017 – Tyson Foods today announced a $100,000 grant to the Siouxland Community Foundation. The donation will go toward a Siouxland nonprofit capacity building program to enhance training and bolster the ability of hunger relief organizations to operate effectively.
Siouxland Community Foundation partnered with LaSalle University to deliver an eight-month capacity building program. Ten to 12 participating nonprofits will receive 50 hours of instruction, coaching and problem-based consulting services.
“We are so pleased Tyson Foods has funded this capacity building project,” said Rebecca Krohn, executive director of Siouxland Community Foundation. “So often nonprofits need this type of mentoring, but it is cost prohibitive.”
The program targets nonprofit organizations that focus on immigrant services, hunger relief, adult education and language services.
“The Siouxland Community Foundation is proud to partner with Tyson Foods and bring this needed opportunity to several nonprofits serving the Siouxland tri-state region,” said Krohn. “This will strengthen local nonprofits and in return it will benefit those they serve.”
SCF strives to enhance the quality of life in the greater Siouxland area by seeking charitable gifts to build permanent endowments for the community, a safety umbrella to receiving and distributing gifts of any size, contributing investments to community needs, and providing services that will help shape the well-being of Siouxland.
“We are honored to fund an organization that promotes healthier communities,” said Dan Heffernan, vice president of human resources operations, Tyson Fresh Meats. “Our hope is the Siouxland Community Foundation’s efforts will reach not only our 9,000 team members in the area, but positively affect the lives of many others.”
Derek Burleson – 479-290-6466, Derek.Burleson@Tyson.com
Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company had 122,000 team members at September 30, 2017. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit www.tysonfoods.com.
The Siouxland Community Foundation (SCF), located in Sioux City, Iowa, was established in 1988 with the intent to carry out the charitable objectives of donors for the benefit of the Siouxland tri-state region. Grants from assets of over $21 million dollars in the 190+ charitable funds established within the Foundation help to meet needs in the areas of arts and culture, civic affairs, education, health, and human services. SCF strives to enhance the quality of life in the tri-state region.