Monogram Loves Kids Foundation, the fundraising arm of Monogram Foods, announced 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

Gift 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.” 

Source: Monogram Foods