Community Donations

We want to help improve lives in our communities!

Thank you for your interest in a donation. Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.  is a partner with our communities to help improve lives.  We value your time and encourage you to read the guidelines below before starting the form.
Please submit the form at least 6 weeks in advance to allow for consideration, processing and distribution.
Financial donations are mailed. You are expected to pick-up a cheese or raffle/auction donation.
We contribute in areas where most of our employees live and work (Merced and Stanislaus counties in California; Dallam, Hartley, Sherman and Moore counties in Texas).
We contribute in these categories:
– Inspiring Young Minds – Efforts to improve opportunities for youth like 4-H, FFA, academics, literacy, boosters, and sports or activities with access to all.
– Food Security & Healthy Lives – Efforts to improve health such as food banks, hospital foundations and disease fighting organizations.
– Agriculture Outreach – Efforts to promote agriculture like shows, fairs and consumer ag education efforts.
– Arts – Entity/activity to enrich the communities with music, drama and/or arts.
– Community Outreach – Service organizations/activity to enrich our communities.
Philanthropic Donations generally do not fund:
– Religious activities or programs that serve or promote, or appear to serve or promote, specific religious organizations, groups, denominations or religious beliefs.
– Debt retirement, deficit financing, reduction of an operating deficit or replenishment of resources used to pay for such purposes.
– Lobbying or legislative activities.
– Programming or expenses occurring before a grant is awarded.
– Efforts substantially serving people outside of counties where a Hilmar Cheese Company facility is located.
– Individual market or breeding animals at fairs. We do consider booster organizations that support student livestock programs.
– Individual Travel teams.  We do consider leagues or school programs where all can play.
If your program is a good fit, please apply below. We receive requests from hundreds of worthy causes and wish we could help all. Application does not assure a donation award.  You will be notified of the results of your request within 6 weeks.

Donation Request Form