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Giving Back

We live out our mission by making a meaningful impact in our hometown communities around the world.

Good goes 'round

Through a variety of programs and initiatives, we’ve shown the world what giving back means to us. From grants to on-the-ground volunteerism, we’re all in. 
We’ve developed programs to empower, strengthen and support communities around the world: 

Minneapolis Giving 
We have a longstanding commitment to strengthening our original hometown and world headquarters community of Minneapolis, MN. Our philanthropy in Minnesota is focused on advancing equity in food access and K-12 student educational achievement while prioritizing nonprofits that support marginalized community members including lower income households and individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous or other communities of color.  
Hometown Giving 
We provide philanthropic support to select local organizations in the communities around the globe that are home to our manufacturing plants and offices. Our employees play an active role by nominating local charities and organizing volunteer projects. 

 Note: Applications for our Minneapolis and Hometown Giving Programs are by invitation only. 
Quick Facts

Our impact, in numbers

$98 million

provided to charitable causes, including General Mills Foundation grants.


charities worldwide received philanthropic funding, enabling them to serve and strengthen communities

$2.6 billion

In cumulative giving provided by General Mills and our Foundation since our Foundation was established in 1954 *

*This figure includes General Mills Foundation grants, Box Tops for Education giving, corporate contribution and global food donations.