Bemis Company Foundation
Established in 1959, the Bemis Company Foundation serves as the principal instrument of philanthropy for the Company. Funded annually by the Company, the Foundation typically distributes approximately $2.5 million per year to charitable organizations and programs in the United States. The Bemis Company Foundation’s monetary support is distributed within the following general guidelines:
Social Welfare & Health Programs
Individuals make up a community, and Bemis is committed to helping those in need build and improve their lives. From basic needs for food, shelter, and healthcare to intervention and support programs for facilitating change, the Foundation supports a wide range of programs that ultimately affect the livelihood of a healthy community.
Educational programs help individuals become knowledgeable and productive citizens, as well as build promising futures. Educational opportunities provide a way for people to grow and push their potential. Bemis Company Foundation realizes the importance of investing in tomorrow’s leaders and contributors, and provides supporting donations to help individuals and organizations realize their educational goals.
Cultural & Civic Programs
Healthy and vibrant communities are great places to live and conduct business. The Foundation supports cultural and civic programs with an emphasis on the communities where it operates and where employees live.