The MI Foundation is more than financial support to causes – we’re a large group of people helping others in any way we can. With compassion at our core, we recognize that our social responsibility is equally as important as the care we put into each and every window we make, and we’re dedicated to continuing to grow and positively impact our communities and the causes that drive us.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
) was created in 2005 by the parents of Alexandra Scott, whose life was cut short by neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that affects nerve tissue. At the age of 4, Alex had started a lemonade stand to fund pediatric cancer research, leading to the foundation’s name. To date, ALSF has funded over 1,000 research programs in an effort to eradicate childhood cancer. It’s been named a top “Medical Research Organization” by Charity Navigator.
Boys and Girls Club of America
A nationwide organization with more than 4,000 chapters, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America
is dedicated to helping every child “reach their full potential.” Boys & Girls Clubs provide adult leadership to students during non-school hours, emphasizing scholarship, citizenship, and healthy living. In its 160 years of existence, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has mentored millions of children, including future artists, generals, Olympic athletes, and business leaders.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a New York-based nonprofit that funds cancer research in over a dozen countries. Since its founding in 1993, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation has generated more than half-a-billion dollars for cancer research. The foundation funds more than 250 researchers operating across five continents.
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
With a goal of reducing hunger in central Pennsylvania, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank operates in 27 counties of the Keystone State. By working with local agencies located from the Maryland border to the New York border, the Central PA Food Bank is able to help thousands of people who are food insecure. Established in 1982, the food bank has centers in Harrisburg and Williamsport.
Christian Community Action
From its base in Lewisville, Texas, Christian Community Action provides comprehensive services to those in need in north Texas. Among its many programs, CCA hosts a food pantry, provides financial assistance, and issues backpacks to school-age children. CCA has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Inspired by a story written by a terminally ill cancer patient, Four Diamonds is a nonprofit dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer. Four Diamonds, which is affiliated with Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, funds cancer research and covers the medical expenses of pediatric-cancer patients. It was founded in 1972 by the family of Christopher Millard, who wrote the story “Four Diamonds,” about a knight on a quest for the “four diamonds” of courage, wisdom, honesty, and strength.
Give A Child A Voice
Following his diagnosis of brain cancer, Pennsylvania teenager Eric Erdman decided to spend his final years helping others. Erdman subsequently founded Give A Child a Voice to aid children
who were suffering from “bullying, child abuse, and life-threatening childhood illnesses.” Eric died in 2020, but his foundation continues to fight for children.
Homes For Our Troops
Founded in 2004, Homes For Our Troops is a nonprofit that raises money to build specially adapted homes for veterans injured in America’s post 9/11 wars. Homes For Our Troops has built hundreds of homes throughout the country to date, and dozens more are in the application process. It’s been rated a top-tier nonprofit by Charity Navigator and Charity Watch.
Founded in 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation helps critically ill children attain one special goal. This worldwide organization, which boats 59 chapters in the U.S. alone, has helped thousands of children
fulfil a wish. In many cases, the children choose to meet someone famous or travel to a place they’ve never been before. Organizers coordinate with the patients’ healthcare providers to ensure their treatment is never compromised.
National Breast Cancer Foundation
With a focus on breast cancer education, the National Breast Cancer Foundation has been serving the public for the past three decades. One of its largest projects, the National Mammography Program, provides free mammograms; it’s estimated that this program has provided nearly 200,000 mammograms in the last decade alone. The NBCF has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is one of the fastest-growing pediatric hospitals in the country. Founded in 1983, PCH operates multiple satellite medical centers throughout Arizona. PCH’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has been named one of the top cancer centers in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities, which operates over 350 homes located near medical centers around the world, provides lodging and meals to family members of sick children. Established in 1974, RMHC gives
parents and other family members a “home base” while their child receives medical treatment. It is estimated that RMHC helps save families more than $930 million in a given year.
Founded by Phyllis and Darren Sudman in the wake of their infant son’s tragic death in 2005, Simon’s Heart pushes for education and awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in children and young adults. Simon’s Heart provides free heart screenings for students and donates Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) – used for cardiac emergencies – to schools, clubs, and other youth facilities.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
One of the largest pediatric hospitals in the world, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded in 1962 by entertainer Danny Thomas. St. Jude, located in Memphis, Tenn., is both a treatment center and a research hospital. It has been named a top children’s cancer hospital every year since 2008 by U.S. News & World Report.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Caring for sick or injured children since 1921, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital is one of the leading medical centers for treating children with orthopedic conditions. Located in Dallas, Scottish Rite has been named a “top-performing” children’s hospital on multiple occasions. In addition to its work on orthopedic issues and sports-related injuries, Scottish Rite also treats children suffering from dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
Upper Dauphin Human Services
An organization local to our Operational Support Offices and Manufacturing Facility in Gratz, the Upper Dauphin Human Services Center supports members of our local community in times of need. Common services offered are providing food, clothing, and household essentials; assisting with utility bill payments during difficult times; and referring families and individuals to additional public service agencies.
Veterans Airlift Command
Veterans Airlift Command provides free air travel to veterans – and their family members – injured in America’s post 9/11 wars. This service is provided for medical care and other personal reasons thanks to pilots and aircraft owners who volunteer their time to transport these veterans.
No Person Left Behind Outdoors
NPLB Outdoors was founded in 2004 and provides a wide variety of outdoor activities to wounded, injured, and ill veterans and their families. These events include hunting, fishing, shooting, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, motorsports, aviation adventures, hiking, and more. We have hosted veterans with upper and lower limb amputations, complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries at varying levels, vision impairment, and blindness, as well as other serious injuries and PTSD. Though we are well known for our outings, our primary mission has always been to build lasting relationships with those directly impacted by combat to promote positive outcomes and lifelong successes.”