We have a long tradition of supporting community-based initiatives. Our community investments with charitable organizations are focused on the CREW model: civic leadership, responsibility, economic empowerment and water stewardship.
By 2020, our goal is to invest a cumulative total of $137 million in our brewing communities through corporate and employee donations. In 2015, MillerCoors donated more than $11.8 million to nonprofits (comprised of in-kind and monetary donations) and our employees volunteered 55,834 hours in their communities. Since 2008, our investment totals more than $94.2 million, including a $2.3 million donation to United Way in 2015.
“MillerCoors is a great friend of Cara. Through their partnership, they are impacting the lives of Chicagoans through job placement and retention that help sustain our city’s economy. We are proud to collaborate with such an exceptional corporate community partner.”
– Maria Kim, President and CEO, Cara
We solidify our position as civic leaders through support of select programs with significant and enduring relevance to our headquarters, hometown and brewery communities
We are committed to the safety of our consumers and those around them, and we work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders - within and outside our hometown communities - to meet that charge.
We strengthen our hometown and multicultural communities through higher education, entrepreneurship, job creation and workforce readiness initiatives that empower people for economic success.
Miller Lite's Tap the Future
Miller Lite Tap the Future is a program focused on providing economic opportunities to aspiring entrepreneurs. Throughout the process, applicants learn about financial literacy, receive advice on their business plans, and get a chance to pitch and receive feedback from some of the sharpest business minds in the country, including Daymond John from ABC’s Shark Tank.
Now in its fourth year, Tap the Future rewards unique business ideas with over $200,000 in cash prizes. From over 4,000 applicants, 30 finalists are selected to pitch live during six national events. Learn more at https://mltapthefuture.com/
Santa Fe-based business HoneyMoon Brewery, was the grand prize winner of the 2016 Miller Lite Tap the Future program taking the $200,000 grand prize home for their business.
Miller Lite Tap the Future is a national competition designed to award entrepreneurs with original and innovative business ventures. Miller Lite Tap the Future has awarded more than $1 million in funding over the last three years.
Miller Lite's commitment to help entrepreneurs succeed is inspired by Frederick Miller, who created the original light beer by following his passion, staying true to himself and his vision and against all odds, not giving up.
We protect water resources through programs addressing water quality, availability and watershed management
Engaging Employees in Volunteerism: Great Water Month
For the sixth consecutive year, we focused our largest volunteer event on our most important resource—water. Each year, we designate September as “Great Water Month,” when thousands of MillerCoors employees participate in projects across the county to protect local water resources and promote water stewardship. Throughout September 2015, 13 breweries and regional sales offices worked in partnership with a variety of local organizations to execute Great Water Month projects, including a partnership with the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
Water Quality Management Program at Emily Griffith Technical College
For the second year, MillerCoors provided funding to the MillerCoors Water Quality Management Program at Emily Griffith Technical College (EGTC). In 2015, 13 students completed the program, which boasts an 85 percent job placement rate with Colorado’s water municipalities.
MillerCoors received EGTC’s 2015 Legacy of Learning Corporate Award, as well as the Greenway Foundation’s 2015 Friend of the River award for being an integral partner in preserving and protecting the South Platte River watershed in Colorado through its partnership with Emily Griffith Technical College.