H.J. Heinz Company Foundation
Reflecting our focus on being a socially responsible employer that puts people first, we are making a world of difference in the global community through the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation, the Heinz Micronutrient Campaign and voluntary initiatives where our employees contribute their time, talent and resources to assist people and communities in need.
The Foundation represents a portion of the overall global giving of the H.J. Heinz Company. In addition to the efforts of the Company Foundation, individual business units, some with local Charitable Trusts, also make cash and product donations for local charitable projects and natural disaster relief.
The H.J. Heinz Company Foundation is a legal entity established in 1951 in the United States. The Foundation Board is comprised of the chair and six directors who are executives of the Company. The Foundation receives contributions from the Company to support its strategic initiatives. The Foundation Board meets quarterly to review proposals and budgets.
The H.J. Heinz Company Foundation strives to make a positive impact in the global community through strategic investments to improve nutrition, foster healthy communities, and promote diversity in areas where our employees live and work.
The Company Foundation makes a difference in thousands of lives each year through: the Heinz Micronutrient Campaign, our signature Corporate Social Responsibility program; our strategic grants program; and our support of employee volunteerism.
The Heinz Micronutrient Campaign (HMC) is a non-profit humanitarian initiative that helps children live healthier lives by developing and funding vitamin and mineral powders and other innovative products that prevent malnutrition, particularly iron-deficiency anemia. The HMC tailors its products to the diverse cultural and nutritional needs of the regions where it operates.
The Foundation’s grants program focuses on priorities of Company operations in three program areas: Nutrition, Diversity and Fostering Healthy Communities. While the Pittsburgh region, where the Company is headquartered, benefits from a portion of the grant dollars, our factory teams across the United States participate in a robust Community Grants Program that enhances people’s lives in their local areas.
The H.J. Heinz Company Foundation recognizes that people turn to us for help when disasters strike the communities in which Heinz operates. Manmade and natural disasters can be devastating for our employees, neighbors, business partners and customers. The Heinz Company Foundation is committed to responding promptly and appropriately so that communities may return to normal as soon as possible. Through cash contributions, product donations, and the help of skilled employee volunteers, the Foundation demonstrates its concern for the community by offering our best resources during times of crisis.