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General Mills awards MMCC grant for annual student series
Strengthening Hometown Communities grant

MADISON, Ga. - The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center has been awarded a General Mills Strengthening Hometown Communities grant of $10,000 to support the Cultural Center’s important student series.

“We are honored to receive a Strengthening Hometown Communities grant from the General Mills.  Serving the young people attending school in the Morgan County School System is a major part of the Center’s mission.  General Mills sustaining support of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center is of enormous help.  We are honored and grateful for their support and guidance,” Kim Brown, MMCC director, said.

Strong people, flourishing communities, a thriving planet: General Mills philanthropic work is an extension of the company’s purpose and ties closely to our core business and food systems knowledge. General Mills works in innovative ways with partners locally and around the world to harness our collective impact in key areas while engaging employees through volunteerism.  

General Mills’ community engagement and Foundation programs are led by the Executive Director of the Foundation with support from program officers at their headquarters. In addition, employee councils located across our key global operating communities assist with grant-making by helping to identify and recommend local nonprofit organizations eligible to receive funds.  The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees that includes the Senior Vice President of External Relations, who is responsible for overseeing the company’s philanthropic initiatives, and leaders from the company’s finance, supply chain, marketing, legal, human resources and sales functions.

“Now, more than ever, our company’s philanthropy is aligned with our business goals. This means we can leverage the global reach and know-how of General Mills to make a positive impact in communities worldwide.," Mary Jane Melendez, executive director of the Genereal Mills Foundation, said.

"Just as we care about the communities where our ingredients are grown, we care about the communities our employees call home. Around the world, we make a meaningful impact through employee volunteerism and community giving. Our employees are General Mills’ greatest asset, and they are often leaders in their communities. Supporting local issues or causes they are passionate about fosters a sense of unity and pride and invigorates their neighborhoods.  “Our employees are the heartbeat of our company. They connect us to our communities, help uncover key challenges and drive innovative solutions inviting us to share in the remarkable work that so many organizations are doing around the world. For this reason, strengthening our hometown communities continues to be a critical part of our work.” Melendez said.