Since 1907, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has demonstrated its commitment to civic and social responsibility. Although our business has evolved and the needs of the communities we’ve served have changed over the years, our basic commitment to community prosperity continues.
At Nielsen-Massey, we believe we have a responsibility to invest in enhancing the quality of life for our Chicagoland and Southeast Wisconsin communities. In the true spirit of diversity, we work with groups from many different backgrounds, tailoring our relationships and our assistance to meet their needs whenever possible.
Nielsen-Massey’s Community Relations initiatives encompass three main objectives:
Through our charitable contributions, Nielsen-Massey seeks to address critical issues and needs by providing assistance to accredited schools and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. We are committed to being a responsible corporate citizen by supporting the local and regional communities, projects and organizations, where our employees live and work, with financial, in-kind and volunteer resources.
While we recognize there are many important issues facing our communities today, Nielsen-Massey focuses on the four key areas listed below to achieve more effective results.
Education is a critical building block in the success of individuals, the community and the future workforce of our communities. Nielsen-Massey supports education initiatives that focus on preparing at-risk individuals to become productive employees, community leaders and responsible citizens. Contributions fund organizations that support:
At-Risk Children & Youth
The children and youth of our communities are simply our future and, as such, Nielsen-Massey believes in providing them with pathways to success. By strengthening the quality of opportunities for children and youth involvement and leadership, we are helping them prepare for the future. Contributions fund organizations that support:
Military and Veterans Organizations
Nielsen-Massey respects and honors the sacrifices the many brave individuals and their families have made and continue to make in order to keep all of us safe. Contributions fund organizations that support:
The sustainability of our communities lies not only on a solid economic foundation, but also in the strength and preservation of the natural ecosystems. We partner with organizations that demonstrate leadership in protecting our natural resources and promoting sustainable environmental practices in our communities. Contributions fund organizations that support:
As a rule, we do not provide grants to:
*Consideration for support for Charter Schools will be given to those with 1) open enrollment and those 2) held to the same standards as other public schools.
How to Submit a Request for a Financial or Product Contribution
If your requests meet the criteria outlined above and you wish to request support, please contact us via mail or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests are reviewed by an employee committee and granted on a quarterly basis (March, June, September, December). Since donations are granted on a quarterly basis, to be considered, ensure your submissions are received by the end of the following months: February, May, August or November. You will be required to include the following information in your application.
Only one request will be accepted per organization per year. While we ask that each organization make only one request per year, your request may include multiple events/programs. Each event/program should be submitted as a unique proposal (i.e. if you have three events, submit three proposals). To be considered part of a single request, all proposals must be submitted at one time.
In addition to making charitable contributions to non-profit organizations, the company also participates in select brand sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorships that include advertising elements are evaluated by the Marketing team. Special consideration is given to those organizations or media sponsorships that promote the focus areas outlined above.
VP of Marketing