A Commitment to Community and a Spirit of Service

Your Neighbors and Partners in a Vibrant Community

American Crystal Sugar Company employees contribute greatly to the company’s success. While that’s rewarding and positive for our company, our true pride is in the community involvement of our people. Whether they volunteer their time to an organization or donate with their pocketbooks, they make a difference. We encourage and support their community involvement efforts.

Employee Community Service Gift

American Crystal Sugar Company encourages local leadership and volunteerism by making a $500 donation on behalf of qualified individual employees to the organizations they serve. Community Service Gifts are distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, with the budget for each year set at the beginning of the fiscal year. Gifts will continue until the funds are gone.


Employee Matching Gift Program

American Crystal assists many nonprofit organizations and educational institutions by combining the generosity of employee gifts with matching company funds. This activity doubles the contribution to the benefiting organization. The program works by encouraging employees to personally support qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations that are important to them. All year-round and campaign employees of American Crystal Sugar Company are eligible to request matching gifts each fiscal year.


Employee Team Sports Sponsorship

American Crystal Sugar Company wants to support the efforts of our employees to form a team that participates in an organized sport. For American Crystal Sugar Company to sponsor an employee’s team, at least 50 percent of the team must be made up American Crystal employees and have a minimum of four team members. The team must participate in an organized league. The sponsorship amount is limited to $700 and can be used for fees and/or uniforms.

Annual United Way Campaigns

Three United Way organizations function in Red River Valley counties where American Crystal Sugar Company operates facilities. They include United Way of Cass-Clay, United Way of Crookston, and United Way of Grand Forks - East Grand Forks. We partner with each of these United Way organizations in their annual fundraising drives.

American Crystal Sugar Company commits a dollar-for-dollar match with our employees who donate to their local United Way. In addition to informational meetings to increase awareness of the excellent service performed by United Way, we hold special auctions, drawings, and events to raise our giving levels.