Corporate Giving

We are committed to helping the communities we serve and where our team members work, live and play.
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Corporate Giving Little Food Pantry
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Grant Programs
Our Corporate Giving efforts are focused on giving back to our Tyson communities through two distinct grant programs.

 

Food Banks

 

Tyson funds over $1 million annually in mobile food pantries and food boxes for distribution through strategic partnerships with Feeding America food banks.

Open-At-Large Grants

Tyson Foods seeks proposals from IRS-registered nonprofit organizations to help them implement programs and improve the quality of life in Tyson communities.

All proposal ideas are welcome and no invitation code is needed.

The most competitive proposals deliver programs within 20 miles of a Tyson plant, have defined outcome statements, and clearly demonstrate how the community and Tyson’s manufacturing workforce could be involved. Priority consideration will be given to proposals that align with our corporate priorities of:

  1. Providing hunger relief
  2. Assisting hourly Tyson team members and their families

We also accept suggestions from the community.

To submit a proposal, fill out an application using the link below. Applications are due by April 15. Awards will be made by June 15.

By-Invitation Grants

Tyson Foods invites select nonprofit partners to address social challenges that impact Tyson communities and address our corporate giving objectives. All initiatives are located within 20 miles of a Tyson plant, have defined outcome statements, and clearly demonstrate how the community and Tyson’s manufacturing workforce could be involved.

Targeted initiatives include:

  1. Urgent Food Supply – we partner with Feeding America food banks to provide monthly mobile pantries and backpack programs for short-term hunger relief.
  2. K–12 Education – we partner with donorschoose.org to provide support for teachers and classroom activities.
  3. Nonprofit Skill/Capacity Building – we partner with BoardSource so that nonprofits can improve their management, planning and fundraising capabilities to become more self-sufficient and sustainable. We also provide scholarships to attend the Indiana University School of Philanthropy.
  4. College Internship Program for Nonprofits – we partner with Campus Compact in Chicago and Siouxland, Iowa; and United Way in Northwest Arkansas, to oversee a college student summer internship program in those locations.
  5. Community Cornerstone – we partner with libraries in corporate communities to develop projects, programs, collections, and physical places that bring diverse cultures together.

 

 

NWA Community Interns

 

Through our partnerships with Campus Compact and United Way, Tyson funds summer internships for up to 60 nonprofits and college students in our corporate communities.

Humboldt Grant Project

 

Through our strategic partnership with DonorsChoose, Tyson invested more than $1 million in local schools in our Tyson communities.

Arkansas Mission of Mercy

Through our grant to Arkansas Mission of Mercy, Northwest Arkansas community members received free dental care last year at a free two-day clinic.

Mobile Pantry

Tyson funds over $1 million annually in mobile food pantries and food boxes for distribution through strategic partnerships with Feeding America food banks.

Resources

Our Locations

This document lists our major Tyson facilities.

Application Checklist

This document outlines the key attributes Tyson considers when reviewing grant proposals. Use this checklist to ensure your application is competitive.

Guide to Answering Key Application Questions

This document gives context and examples for key questions on the grant application.

Contact

For more information about our corporate giving program: