Food Processing Distributor Nelson-Jameson Announces New Charitable Foundation

The Foundation will provide financial support to employees, local communities, and the industry

Marshfield, WI - April 19, 2023 | The Nelson-Jameson Family of Companies recently announced the launch of the Nelson-Jameson Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to cultivate prosperity for employees, local communities, and the industry through a diverse range of philanthropic programs. One of the tenets of the Nelson-Jameson Foundation is the belief that supporting communities is the shared responsibility of every citizen and corporation.“

The launch of the Nelson-Jameson Foundation continues our company’s 75-year legacy of charitable giving and underscores our commitment to employee wellbeing.” says Amanda Nelson Sasse, fourth-generation owner. “We’re a golden-rule company that strives to maintain a culture of honesty, integrity, and kindness. The Foundation allows us to invest in these values for the benefit of our employees, their families, and our community.”

The roster of programs supported by the Nelson-Jameson Foundation provides financial, emergency, and educational support to employees and their families. It also empowers employees to take part in directing resources toward community causes they care about that also embody Nelson-Jameson’s company values. The list of programs includes:

  • Volunteer Program – The Volunteer Program empowers employees to be agents of social impact by providing paid volunteer time during regular business hours for up to eight hours per year at 501(c)(3) charitable organizations and schools.
  • Employee Crisis Fund – To help employees cope during an unexpected crisis due to a federal, state, or locally-declared emergency, the Nelson-Jameson Foundation can provide emergency assistance through the Employee Crisis Fund.
  • Donation & Charitable Giving Grants – The Foundation will continue to support 501(c)(3) entities that practice its core values through Donation and Charitable Giving Grants.
  • Matching Gift Program – The Matching Gift Program matches donations that employees make to 501(c)(3) charities. Employees can submit for one or two charities, and Nelson-Jameson will match up to $2,500 per employee per year.
  • Scholarship Program – Through the Foundation’s Scholarship Program, family members of Nelson-Jameson employees can apply for scholarships at accredited two- or four-year colleges. An independent committee of former educators will review the applications and make final decisions on recipients. Up to five students can earn scholarships of $2,500 each.

Nelson-Jameson has named an internal board to oversee and continue building its Foundation’s operations. More information on the company can be found at