People and Culture | Community Impact

Leading means caring.

We’ve learned along the way what it takes to build safe, productive workplaces. We’re proud of our success – and we’ve made it part of our company mission to share it with the communities we call home. Our Corporate Impact Program helps us extend this work throughout the Midwest, helping people around us be healthier, safer and more confident.

Corporate and employee donations

Year-round, MEM supports numerous fundraising efforts of local charities through sponsorship, matching gifts, charitable gifts and in-kind services. We support organizations within MEM’s charitable giving focus areas:

  • Safety
  • Health and wellness
  • Education and skills development

In 2022, MEM’s corporate monetary donations, combined with more than $95,00 from our employees and their volunteer time, benefited more than 125 organizations throughout Missouri where our employees live and work. On average, more than 70 percent of MEM employees donated 3,200-plus hours of volunteer time annually.

Apply for Community Impact Funds

Are you a non-profit organization looking for support? We invite you to apply for Community Impact Funds by using our online application. Please note: a user must create a login to use the application.

From the time spent by MEM employees at our summer feeding sites, to here in the volunteer room to time spent at our larger food drives, you all have really set a standard for philanthropy and commitment to community service in this community.”
Lindsay Lopez, Executive Director, The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri

  • In 2022 we completed a service project for Charlie’s House in Kansas City, a nonprofit aiming to keep families safe and prevent injuries in children.
  • Employees sanitized toys, packaged diapers and painted a fence on the playground for First Chance for Children, an organization that works to provide early childhood programs and resources for children.
  • Each year, MEM allows each employee 16 hours of paid volunteer time off to serve causes they are passionate about.
  • MEM chooses to serve communities where we work and live with both volunteer time and charitable donations.
  • Thanks to the generosity of our employees, MEM is consistently a Heart of Missouri United Way Pacesetter.
  • In October, we raised more than $25,000 for Kids Chance of Missouri through our internal events during MEM’s annual WorkSAFE Week.
  • In 2022 we walked more than 1,000 miles for charitable causes in virtual 5ks and charity walks.
  • In 2022, MEM completed a match campaign with The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri for the fifth year in a row. During those four years, the match between MEM and The Food Bank has raised more than $423,000.

To learn more about MEM’s community involvement, contact us or read about giving back on the blog.