The philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc. is now accepting applications for the company’s charitable grant program. First launched in December 2018, the Smithfield Foundation’s annual charitable grant program supports projects with key non-profit partners that align with the company’s three charitable giving focus areas: hunger relief, education and veterans.
The grant program adds to the tens of millions of dollars invested annually through cash and in-kind donations, including nearly $29 million in 2018, to address the unique needs of Smithfield’s local communities. Each grant awarded will be a minimum of $250,000. Organizations interested in applying must be a recognized 501(c)(3) public charity to be considered eligible.
“Smithfield Foods is truly passionate about supporting the places where our employees live, work and raise their families through philanthropic efforts focused on three signature causes that align with the needs of our people and communities, including hunger relief, education and veterans,” says Keira Lombardo, executive vice president of corporate affairs and compliance for Smithfield Foods and president of the Smithfield Foundation. “We take our commitment to the vitality of these local communities seriously and are thrilled to partner with organizations to create meaningful, positive change through our charitable grant program.”
The online application is now available until Dec. 1, 2019. Awarded recipients will be notified of their selection in February 2020.
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