70 Years of Giving.
Our goal through our charitable giving initiatives is to enrich and build strong communities. We do this by creating partnerships with charitable organizations and matching our resources with the needs of the community. Although we donate to several different causes, our focus areas are early childhood education, youth development, workforce development, and community revitalization.
Our mission is to fund projects & programs that build Marsden communities and make them better places to live, work and raise families. Marsden supports nonprofit organizations through corporate giving and the Marsden Fund.
In 2018, the Marsden Fund of the Opus Foundation was established to support strategic philanthropic investments in Marsden communities with an emphasis on early childhood education, youth development, workforce development, and community revitalization.
Marsden believes that grants supporting opportunities for people to become well-educated/self-sufficient lead to healthier communities and greater individual success.
Marsden seeks out organizations that are entrepreneurial in their approach – the organizations are creative, proactive, innovative, and results-oriented.
Marsden values organizations that leverage funding and volunteer talent to achieve their objectives.
The majority of Marsden grants are awarded in communities in which Marsden and its affiliates do business. On occasion, national grants may be made that benefit individuals and communities across the country.
Marsden grants support employees’ involvement in their communities because we believe such investments provide important time and talent to solve problems, build leadership, and reflect corporate and employee values.
Marsden encourages collaboration, teamwork, and team-building among Marsden and its affiliate’s employees; and between employees and community partners.
We are proud to partner with the following organizations and further the incredible work they are doing in their local communities.