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2018 40 Under 40: Mary Jane Melendez, General Mills Inc.
Foundation: General Mills Foundation

General Mills Inc. may be best known for its iconic food brands, but Mary Jane Melendez, 38, is making sure the company is also recognized for its significant philanthropy, particularly in global...more

Reinventing Philanthropy As An Employee-Centered Growth Strategy
Foundation: General Mills Foundation

A big reason diversity programs fail to result in sustainable levels of inclusion that drive growth is because organizations are not committed to embrace differences as opportunities. Instead they...more

David Nasby, General Mills philanthropy leader, dies at 78
Foundation: General Mills Foundation

... in south Minneapolis to his work as an executive at the General Mills Foundation, which dispensed millions of dollars in philanthropic...more

Foundation head innovates with logic, optimism
Foundation: General Mills Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, Bush Foundation

After decades of volunteering and working in philanthropy, Reedy doesn't need ... Reedy works in one of the nation's more vibrant philanthropic communities, ... executive director of General Mills...more

Funders for Youth Nutrition: A Growing Trend in the Quest for Food Equity
Foundation: General Mills Foundation, Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The government estimates that by 2030 42% of Americans will be obese, loosing $1 trillion dollars to medical care and lowered productivity. In light of this, funding youth nutrition is a growing...more

Champions for Healthy Kids: $1 Million in Grants Awarded by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ...
Foundation: General Mills Foundation

Newswise — CHICAGO – The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2015 Champions for Healthy...more

General Mills Foundation leader Goldberg Luger retiring, replacement named
Foundation: General Mills Foundation

Ellen Goldberg Luger, who runs the General Mills Foundation, spoke Tuesday at a seminar on philanthropy in Minneapolis. She will retire from...more

Minnesota Corporate Grantmaking Reaches Its Highest Level Yet ...
Foundation: General Mills Foundation, Medtronic Foundation, Target Foundation, Cargill Foundation

Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog – Philanthropy Potluck ... Corporate grantmakers are an important part of the philanthropic scene in...more

Philanthropy Responds to Typhoon Haiyan | Minnesota Council on ...
Foundation: Ecolab Foundation, General Mills Foundation

The Philippines has been devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, with thousands of people dead or missing and millions of lives impacted since it made landfall on...more

Philanthropy beat: Target is No. 1 on new donor list
Foundation: General Mills Foundation, Knight Foundation, Target Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Cargill Foundation

The Target Foundation and Corporation topped Minnesota's grantmaking list for 2011, donating $147 million nationally, including $26 million for charities and...more

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