General Mills Foundation

We unite the skills and passion of our employees with targeted, impactful philanthropy resulting in stronger communities, regenerative ecosystems and a resilient food system. General Mills commitment to community giving and social impact began more than 150 years ago.

Our philanthropy focuses on:

General Mills, the Xerces Society and USDA partner to protect pollinator habitat, which is crucial to everyone's food supply. MORE VIDEOS

In partnership with our businesses, brands and employees, we use our philanthropy to support positive social and environmental impacts across our global operating regions. We further strengthen our hometown communities around the world through our strong culture of volunteerism and and focused charitable giving.

Increasing food security 

Through strategic initiatives, grants, food donations and knowledge sharing, we work to ensure all members of a community have access to nutritious and sufficient food.  

To learn more about our focus areas and our partners, please visit the Our Community section of the Global Responsibility Report.

Advancing regenerative agriculture

To feed a growing world, we invest in programs that help to regenerate the ecosystems, natural resources and communities which make our key ingredients and food products possible. These efforts contribute to healthier soils, biodiversity, water availability, farmer resiliency and a healthier climate. 

For more, visit the Sustainability section of our Global Responsibility Report.

Strengthening hometown communities

To support the communities that we call home, General Mills philanthropy includes employee volunteerism and local giving by the company to charities near our food manufacturing plants and business centers around the world. 

Beyond our grant-making, General Mills brands and businesses also contribute to positive community and social outcomes through programs like Box Tops for Education.