Monogram Loves Kids Foundation Announces 2015 Grant Recipients

The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation, the fundraising arm of Monogram Foods, announces today the winners for 2015 foundation grants. The total amount awarded is $145,000 with individual grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.  

Monogram Loves Kids was created in 2010 as a way to give back to the communities in which the company operates via grants to a variety of children related charities. Funds are raised each year at the Foundation’s annual fundraising gala, Meat Me in Memphis.

Since 2010, Monogram Foods has donated approximately $540,000 to various children’s charities in Memphis, TN, Martinsville, VA, Chandler, MN, Bristol, IN, Schulenburg, TX and Harlan, IA.  As a result of its recent purchase of Monogram Appetizers in Plover, WI, the company is also providing grants in that market beginning this year.  The 2015 Meat Me in Memphis Grant recipients are as follows: 

Memphis, TN

Gestalt Community Schools- $5,000
Catholic Charities of West Tennessee- $3,000
Memphis Child Advocacy Center – $3,000
Concord Academy-  $2,500
The Salvation Army- $3,000
Gifts of Love, Inc.-  $1,000
Service Over Self, Inc.- $2,500
Refuge Memphis-  $5,000

Chandler, MN

Marshall Food 4 Kids – $10,000
Love INC of Worthington – $5,000
Volunteers in Mercy – $5,000
Wonder World Preschool, Inc – $2,500
SMOC Head Start – $2,500

Bristol, IN

GCS Beta Club – $10,000
LoveWay – $7,500
Logan Community Resources – $7,500

Plover, WI

Boys & Girls Club of Portage County – $3,500
United Way of Portage County, Inc. – $1,000 
St. Paul Lutheran School – $500

Schulenburg, TX

Turtlewing Foundation – $7,000
El Centro Cristiano “Agua Viva” – $7,000
Boys and Girls Club of Champion Valley- $2,000
SWIFT – $2,000
Mini Horse Helpers- $2,000 

Harlan, IA

Crawford County Hunger Fighter- $2,500
AYSO Region 750- $2,500
Harlan Parks- $2,500
Harlan Little League- $2,500
Harlan Community School District- $5,000
Iowa Community Kitchen- $5,000

Martinsville, VA

The United Way of Henry County and Martinsville/ Smart Beginnings  – $5,000.00
Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County- $5,000.00
Fellowship of Christian Athletes   / Henry County- $5,000.00
Big Brother Big Sisters of Danville Area – $5,000.00
American 102 Youth Foundation – $2,500.00
CHILL / Piedmont Community Services- $2,500.00

Commenting on this year’s grants, Karl Schledwitz, Chairman and CEO of Monogram Foods, stated, “Since its inception, Monogram Foods has been committed to sharing its resources and reinvesting in the communities in which its team members live and work.  Through Monogram Loves Kids, we are able to provide support to local charities dedicated to supporting children in need and fostering their roles as the future leaders of those communities.” 

The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation encourages all organizations that applied for a grant and did not receive funds to please visit in the Spring of 2016 for the 2016 grant application.