Community Engagement is at the heart of what we do at MMC Corp. Recognizing what’s truly important, we make it a point to give back, no matter where we are working. While the structures we create can improve lives, the connections we make can change them forever. Our employees find their passions and turn them into action, helping those who need it most.
Caring Heart is one of our core values, recognizing the longstanding philanthropic spirit of the company. Our team gives with our hearts to the causes we care about, supporting community partners and non-profits with our time, talent, and financial resources. We volunteer and contribute in ways that provide support and raise the quality of life for those in our communities who need it most.
We launched the MMC Corp Caring Heart Foundation with the mission to change the lives of those in need by championing organizations that align with our five core pillars of giving and supporting nonprofits in which our employees personally invest
In practice, The Caring Heart Foundation serves this mission through two areas of giving. Employee donation matching is a core function of the Foundation. Each employee is eligible for a donation match every year to an organization of their choosing. We also make 501c3 investments through sponsorships or donations to causes that fall within these five core areas of giving:
Nearly 7% of the construction industry today, including many of our employees, is comprised of U.S. Military veterans. Ensuring resources and quality of life for our country’s veterans is of the utmost importance to us.
We are committed to lending a helping hand in building accessible and affordable housing for our neighbors in need. From work with groups like Habitat for Humanity to organizing debris clean-up for communities affected by natural disasters, we believe everyone deserves a safe place to live.
In order to be the diverse and thriving industry we want to be, we are committed to partnering with groups to provide sustained support to community college and trade school graduates. We also advocate for student mentorship, providing information about career pathways in construction.
Caring about and supporting the improvement of children’s quality of life is one of the many ways we seek to support growth in our communities for years to come.
In line with our core value of Entrepreneurial Spirit, we support organizations that provide resources to individuals trying to make the world a better place with their business ideas.
MMC Corp has two national charity beneficiaries: Ronald McDonald House Charities and Folds of Honor. We surveyed our 1,800 employees nationwide to gauge their areas of interest for philanthropic giving, and children and veterans rose to the top. Therefore, we made sure those not only became two of our pillars of giving, but we also chose national charities that do great work to improve the quality of life for children and honor the families of fallen soldiers.
We are proud to have built many large and mid-size healthcare facilities and children’s hospitals across the country that serve their communities. It was no surprise that Ronald McDonald House Charities emerged as a national charity for us, as their mission is to financially support families with sick children by providing homes away from home for families who have traveled far to receive care.
Because it is so important to us that we give back to the communities we work in, we have made sure our employees have several avenues in which to do so. MMC Corp offers two full days of paid volunteer time. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a company-wide volunteer day, and employees are also given eight volunteer hours each year to use at their discretion, either as one whole day of service or as service hours broken out as they wish. At different times throughout the year, we also provide volunteer opportunities at our office to benefit local organizations.
Here are some ways our employees have given back to their communities:
MMC Contractors Des Moines hosted a supply drive for one of our national charities, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Team members dropped off snacks and quick meal kits, cleaning and sanitation kits, and new parent and baby kits. Then they hand delivered the supplies to their local RMHC chapter.
The MMC Corp Purchasing Team hosted our first Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Homes For Our Troops. The event brought together employees from across the country and our national suppliers for a day of connection and fundraising. The event was funded by some of our suppliers and we also raised money from a raffle, mulligan kits, and a ball advance on the course. The tournament was such a success that now this will be an annual fundraiser for the MMC Corp office. All in all this inaugural event brought in $75,000 for the charity.
The MMC Contractors – Nashville team volunteered at a local nonprofit, Operation Stand Down. The organization assists veterans with finding jobs and becoming involved in their communities. They also offer crisis services like housing, mental and behavioral health support, and food security to veterans in need. Our team supported them by packing meals and restocking the food pantry.
National Institute for Construction Excellence (NICE) is an organization established to promote construction as a career field to Kansas City’s middle-and-high-school students. Every spring, NICE holds the iBuild Showcase career fair and Crayons-to-CAD competition – students had to build an environment inside a lid, and submit accompanying specifications. The MW Builders team judged the Crayons-to-CAD submissions and further encouraged these youth to be interested in the construction industry.