The Mitten Foundation

Dana Mate Dones, the Board President of the Mitten Foundation, comes in to chat with Chef Shawn.

About the Mitten Foundation:

Mitten Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that exists to enhance and elevate our community by utilizing the resources of The Mitten Brewing Company and partners. Each month, the Mitten Foundation partners with a different local non-profit organization in an effort to raise both funds and awareness. With the help of its staff and customers, Mitten Foundation and The Mitten Brewing Company has raised more than $150,000 for local organizations since 2012.

The foundation's criteria for choosing non-profit partners is twofold: the organization must be local, and they must be small enough that the donation will make a measurable difference. The foundation strives to connect each dollar donated to the effect it has.

The Mitten Brewing Company was humbled to receive the West Michigan Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professional’s 2015 “President’s Award” in recognition of its commitment to fundraising. The company plans to expand its community involvement efforts as it grows, and they recently started an employee volunteer program that provides staff with opportunities to become personally involved with non-profit partners.

For more information about the Mitten Foundation’s monthly non-profit partners, how you can get involved with the foundation, and all other donation inquiries, please contact Dana Mate Dones at