Sowing the Seeds of a Stronger Industry
The IMEF is the philanthropic partner of the 1,800-member International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM). IMEF solicits, manages and distributes funds for educational programs related to the grain milling industry. Established in 2003, IMEF is building an endowment to fund a variety of educational programs, professional development efforts, and research projects for the grain milling industry.
The Foundation’s mission is to strengthen the grain milling industry through educational programs, professional development efforts and research projects.
- Develop multimedia online educational courses
- Create industry recruitment materials
- Provide IAOM Conference travel grants for professional management speakers
- Provide assistance for educational material translations
Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible as charitable contributions from U.S. taxpayers to the extent allowed by law. The Foundation is also able to accept corporate contributions, gifts and bequests.
In recognition of the personal contributions and achievements of individuals in the milling industry, the Foundation has established a memorial contribution category. A memorial is a monetary gift offered in memory of an individual who is no longer with us, but whose life made an impact, a difference, in the milling industry. Memorial gifts can be made by friends, relatives, co-workers, or districts to recognize the work and contributions of such an individual.