Giving Back


ORBIS Corporation strives to make a positive difference in communities in which we operate by supporting organizations, agencies and projects that benefit people in a variety of ways.

Menasha Corporation was founded by Elisha D. Smith in 1849. He was a tremendous philanthropist in the Menasha, Wis. area. Today, the Menasha Corporation Foundation proudly carries on the tradition of Elisha Smith’s giving. We strongly believe that our business can and should play a role in the health and welfare of society. 

With funding made available through the Menasha Corporation Foundation, ORBIS has a Community Action Team at each of its facilities to serve the local, geographic communities in which its employees live.

Each team identifies and selects groups, agencies and causes in its local community that are in need of financial support, time or volunteers. These groups are often within a reasonable geographic location of that ORBIS facility and bring social benefits to employees and the community. Funding is made possible by the Menasha Corporation Foundation, which has guidelines for giving. Beneficiaries must demonstrate a need in the following categories:


Safe and Healthy Citizens 
The Foundation supports health and wellness related research, education, support services and treatment programs.

An Educated Society    
The Foundation supports learning experiences and opportunities at the primary, secondary and higher education levels for public and private institutions; workforce development; and public broadcasting.

Community Betterment  
The Foundation supports theater and the arts; and libraries, museums and historical societies.

Environmental Sustainability   
The Foundation supports programs that encourage the understanding, protection and sustainability of our natural resources. 
Past affiliations and recipients include:


Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital's Regional Cancer Center
Wisconsin Alliance Fire Safety Burn Camp
Lakes Area Free Clinic
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
Watertown Players
Oconomowoc Theatre on Main
American Red Cross
Hebron House
Oconomowoc Area Food Pantry
Watertown Food Pantry
Waukesha Food Pantry
Badger Association for the Blind
Michigan State University
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Sustainability
Retzer Nature Center
Oconomowoc High School DECA Program (Marketing Association)
Environmental Defense
September 11th Fund
Waukesha County Backpack Coalition
AngelsGrace Hospice
Rainbow Hospice
Habitat for Humanity
Lutheran Homes of Oconomowoc
Rock River Free Clinic
Alzheimer's Association
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
United Way 
Autism Speaks 

Please note: ORBIS is not able to make donations of its products through its Community Action Team efforts. 

Contact ORBIS today to learn more about giving back.