Corporate Giving

We are committed to helping the communities we serve and where our team members work, live and play. We give to our communities through two different programs, grants and sponsorships.
Meals That Matter
In 2020, Tyson donated more than 32 million pounds of protein toward hunger relief in our communities.

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.  

The most competitive proposals deliver programs within 20 miles of a TYSON FOODS PRODUCTION FACILITY, have defined outcome statements, and clearly demonstrate how the community and Tyson Foods' 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 and no special invitation code is needed.

There is a funding cap of $25,000 for each request.

Tyson is no longer accepting applications. Please revisit this page in November 2021 for new information.

See our GUIDE TO ANSWERING PROPOSAL QUESTIONS and the APPLICATION CHECKLIST to ensure your proposal is competitive.

Please email GARRETT.DOLAN@TYSON.COM with any questions, but all proposals should be submitted using the link below.

Trisha Winquist Upward Academy
We support nonprofits to provide legal services to team members seeking to become U.S. citizens. Pictured: Trisha Winquist, Sr. Operations Specialist, Dakota Dunes, South Dakota

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 FOODS PRODUCTION FACILITY, have defined outcome statements, and clearly demonstrate how the community and Tysons Foods' 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. 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.
  3. Social challenges like housing and citizenship assistance for hourly team members.
     
NWA Pride Parade

Sponsorships

Tyson Foods welcomes sponsorship proposals from organizations that align with the company’s core values and allow the company to play a vital role by funding highly visible contributions to the community. Proposals must be submitted 90 days prior to expected advertising or promotion. For example; February sponsorship should be submitted before November 1.  The most competitive proposals should: 

  1. Benefit the communities immediately surrounding our three primary corporate offices (Springdale, Arkansas, Chicago, Illinois, and Dakota Dunes, South Dakota).
  2. Have defined community benefit statements and must include: 
    • Who primarily benefits from the funding requested?
    • What is the benefit to that audience and expected duration of that benefit?
  3. Clearly outline the visibility of the event or project.
  4. Demonstrate that funding will be leveraged in support of organization’s primary mission. 
  5. Indicate what portion of requested funding will be tax deductible.
  6. Please email SPONSORSHIP@TYSON.COM with any questions, but all proposals should be submitted using this tool.
Our corporate giving makes an impact in our communities.

A group of people posing with a check for Turning Point

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

Grant Turning Point

In 2020, we funded $9.1 million in grants to organizations that serve our communities.

Photo used with the permission of The Enquirer Journal.

Foodbank Donation

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

Habitat for Humanity - Maria and Javier

Tyson is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to provide opportunities to own a home.

Pictured: Homeowners Maria and Javier Chavez and family, Omaha, Nebraska.