Corporate Funding Profile: J.M. Smucker Company

Corporate Funding Profile: J.M. Smucker Company

J.M. Smucker Company
HQ: Orrville, OH
Employees: 7,000

Company Overview

For more than 120 years, The J. M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker’s®, Folgers®, Jif®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Crisco®, Café Bustelo®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Sahale Snacks®, Smucker’s® Uncrustables®, Robin Hood®, and Bick’s®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray® Nutrish®, Meow Mix®, Milk-Bone®, Kibbles ‘n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and Nature’s Recipe®. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago.

Giving: J.M. Smucker Company Community

2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

The J.M. Smucker Company believes strongly in contributing to the well-being of our communities with a majority of their cause-related efforts benefitting communities where they have offices and manufacturing facilities.

Primary areas of focus are:

  • Education – Support is focused on higher education and other literacy and education-related organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
  • Civic and Community – Support is aimed at community revitalization efforts, human services, economic development, and disaster relief efforts, including the American Red Cross® and United Way® agencies.
  • Culture and the Arts – Support is focused on the visual and performing arts, libraries, museums, and cultural centers, including The Cleveland Orchestra and Akron Art Museum.
  • Family Meals and Hunger Relief – Support efforts include product and monetary donations to Feeding America® and its network of food banks to help provide families in need access to nutritious meals.
  • Family Pets – Support efforts include product and monetary donations to Rescue Bank® and its shelter and pet rescue network, Guide Dogs for the Blind®, and Canine Assistants®. These programs help provide hunger and disaster relief for pets and help train and provide service animals to people who require the assistance of these special, four-legged caregivers.
  • Sustainability – Support efforts are focused on driving a positive environmental impact and being socially responsible, including our partnerships with World Coffee Research, TechnoServe, and Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (Neumann Foundation).
  • Wellness – Support is focused on various organizations that promote health, nutrition, physical activity, and wellness, an example of which would be our sponsorship of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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Profile updated: Nov 2018