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
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 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.

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.

See our guide to answering proposal questions and the application checklist to ensure your proposal is competitive.

Please email Garret.Dolan@TYSON.COM with any questions, but all proposals should be submitted using this tool.

NWACC 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.

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. 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 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.

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.

Humboldt Grant Project

 

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

Free Two-Day Dental Clinic

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.

Little Free Pantry Near Tyson Foods

To help the Little Free Pantry expand its efforts, Tyson awarded Jessica McClard $40,000 to implement a web-based mapping solution to make it more convenient for those in need to find a pantry close to them and create awareness of locations for those volunteering to stock the pantry.