Building strong communities
We bring good to the world through volunteering, financial contributions and food donations.
What giving means to us
We work with what we know best: food. And we use our knowledge and influence to inspire change in the world.
Leading with heart. Making a difference.
Our employee councils in General Mills hometowns — the core places where we operate — help us by proposing new areas of focus and local non-profits to consider for grants.
Speaking of areas of focus, here are some of ours:
Food security: Expanding equitable food access for families in need while alleviating hunger in communities.
Advancing regenerative agriculture: Supporting growers, protecting habitat, and conserving and regenerating natural resources.
Strengthening communities: Creating positive impact in the communities where our employees live and work.
Regenerative agriculture and its impact
Are our efforts making a difference? Measuring the impact is key to our regenerative agriculture approach. So, we took part in an analysis of Cheney Lake Watershed in Kansas, where we source our wheat and began our regenerative agriculture program.
The outside study found that for each US$1 invested to implement regenerative farming practices, there was a US$5 return to stakeholders – like farmers, taxpayers, local communities, water plants and water users. How cool is that?
The total amount of all General Mills charitable giving from 2011 to 2021*.
Given in food donations in fiscal 2021.
In corporate contributions and foundation giving in fiscal 2021.