Menasha Corporation Foundation provides grants to many outstanding programs and events conducted by non-profit organizations. Here are just a few organizations that we’ve supported with Foundation dollars, employee volunteers or both.
Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Clubs of America provide a safe place for community youth to develop character, build relationships and grow into productive and engaged adults. In 2014, Menasha Corporation Foundation pledged a contribution of $600,000, payable over five years, to build a new Boys and Girls Club facility in Menasha, Wis. The facility opened in June 2015 and serves approximately 1000 area youth in after school and summer programs.
Sunburst Youth Academy
Sunburst Youth Academy (SYA) is a nonprofit residential academic and training program in Los Alamitos, Calif., for 16- to 18-year-olds who have dropped out of high school. Menasha Corporation Foundation has provided grants to SYA since 2012, helping youth to earn their high school diploma or GED, learn job and life-coping skills and become responsible citizens.
American Red Cross
Menasha Corporation Foundation is a member of the American Red Cross Ready 365 program, providing an annual donation to the American Red Cross so that funds are ready at any time to assist in disaster relief.
YMCA LIVESTRONG Program
Menasha Corporation Foundation supported a 12-week program offered to cancer survivors at the YMCAs of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge, and South Amboy in New Jersey.
Habitat for Humanity
Menasha Corporation Foundation has supported Habitat for Humanity, and employees have volunteered to assist with home builds, including a Business Leader Build event in the Fox Cities, Wis., area for the construction of two homes in Menasha and Appleton, Wis.
Food and Shelter Philanthropy
Menasha Corporation Foundation earmarks a portion of its philanthropic donations for organizations that help our communities meet basic needs for food and shelter. As well, Menasha employees choose to contribute a significant amount of the Foundation’s Business Unit Philanthropy funds to nonprofits such as the Salvation Army and emergency shelters.