Tyson & Mendes established the T&M Giving program to help meet needs across the country. The program supports nonprofit organizations committed to providing educational opportunities and resources to disadvantaged youth in markets the firm serves.

T&M Giving charitable efforts are designed to engage employees across the firm in donating time and supporting their local communities as they are able. Onsite giving has involved partnering with the Boys & Girls Club to provide after-school tutoring to local students; working with the Ronald McDonald House to serve meals to families of children with serious illnesses; and volunteering with children’s organizations in local communities,  helping with homework, reading, playing games, and mentoring young minds. Virtual volunteering has included sending hundreds of well-wishing letters to nursing homes throughout the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic, and working with Braven, an organization assisting low-income and first-generation college students’ transition into the workforce, to conduct virtual mock interviews with students to prepare them for real life work scenarios.

Through T&M Giving, employees also have the option to make monthly donations to worthy causes. Since 2018, Tyson & Mendes employees have donated more than $113,000, an amount matched by founding Partners Bob Tyson and Pat Mendes, for a total of more than $226,000.

T&M Giving is our way of supporting noble causes across the markets Tyson & Mendes serves.  We are excited and proud to give back to our local communities each year through T&M Giving and to continuing to expand our impact as our firm grows.



TM Giving Highlights:



Our Northern California office team members volunteered at the SF Marin Food Bank. SF Marin Food Bank focuses on the immediate distribution of food while simultaneously working on long-term strategies to address hunger. The organization distributes food to over 53,000 households every week. Our office volunteers assisted in packing canned goods for distribution through the Food Bank’s programs and Community Partners. In just two hours they were able to pack four palettes worth of boxes, amounting to enough food for about 15,000 people! To learn about the SF Marin Food Bank or donate to the organization visit https://www.sfmfoodbank.org/.


The Tyson & Mendes Orange County office team members volunteered at the Foster Love Headquarters. Foster Love works with hundreds of foster agencies, social workers, CASA advocates, and other partners to bring their programs to foster youth across the nation. One of their programs provides skateboards to children in foster care. Our Orange County volunteers assisted in packing up some of these skateboards for shipping to needy recipients all across the country. They also decorated pillowcases that will be included in Foster Love’s Superhero Boxes. These boxes are sent to children in foster care to help empower them to be superheroes and feel special. To learn more about Foster Love or donate to the organization visit https://www.fosterlove.com/.


The Tyson & Mendes Los Angeles team members volunteered at Los Angeles House of Ruth. LAHR serves as a transitional shelter for women with children who lack immediate resources to overcome homelessness. Our Los Angeles volunteers assisted with setting up a house that had been unoccupied for a long time as it went through repairs. They cleaned and set up the kitchen and living room for use. They also dusted and prepped the four bedrooms with brand new bedding and pillows for incoming families. The volunteers learned that four new families would be moving into the house that very same day. To learn more about Los Angeles House of Ruth or donate to the organization visit https://losangeleshouseofruth.com/.


Our Las Vegas team volunteered at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, a non-profit organization that offers a one-of-a-kind experience for families in southern Nevada and tourists from all over the world. They foster a welcoming, vibrant, and inclusive environment where all are invited to engage in playful and educational experiences that ignite a lifelong love of learning. Our Las Vegas volunteers assisted in a Gallery Prep Day. They prepared materials and supplies the Museum uses for children’s activities. They also decorated some kindness rocks for the families visiting the Museum. To learn more about DISCOVERY Children’s Museum or donate to the organization visit https://www.discoverykidslv.org/.


The San Diego office volunteered at Mama’s Kitchen. Mama’s Kitchen provides free medically tailored meals to San Diego residents at risk of malnutrition due to critical illnesses such as HIV, cancer, congestive heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease. They even organize delivery right to the residents’ doorstep. We had three groups of San Diego volunteers assist the kitchen staff with preparing meals. Over the course of three days our volunteers plated thousands of nutritious meals to be delivered to Mama’s Kitchen clients. To learn about the Mama’s Kitchen or donate to the organization visit https://www.mamaskitchen.org/.


Our Fresno office volunteered at Ronald McDonald House Central Valley. Ronald McDonald House partners with Valley Children’s Hospital to provide a home away from home and resources for the families of hospitalized children. Our Fresno volunteers assisted during the organization’s FORE! The House Golf Tournament, a fundraising event for RMH. They sold raffle ticket, delivered drinks to the various booths along the course, and provided golf cart rides for those ready to go back to the clubhouse. Thank you for supporting RMH, Fresno team! To learn about the Ronald McDonald House Central Valley or donate to the organization visit https://rmhccv.org/.


Shoutout to the Denver office for volunteering at Special Olympics Colorado. Special Olympics Colorado provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Our Colorado volunteers assisted during the organization’s Denver Public Schools High School Bowling City Championships. They prepared lanes for the competitors by setting up bowling balls and distributing bowling shoes. They cheered on the participants during the tournament and stayed to assist with clean up at the end of the event. To learn about the Special Olympics Colorado or donate to the organization visit https://specialolympicsco.org/.


The Arizona office volunteered at Ohana AZ Foster Care. Ohana AZ Foster Care is a leading social services agency that provides residential and support services for foster youth and adults with special needs throughout the state of Arizona. ‍Our Arizona volunteers assisted during the organization’s Trunk or Treat event. They helped decorate and set up for this fun night for foster kids and adults with special needs. Once the event started, they made sure the trunks had plenty of candy for all the Trunk or Treaters throughout the evening. To learn about the Ohana AZ Foster Care or donate to the organization visit https://www.ohanaaz.org/.


The Tyson & Mendes Jacksonville office for volunteered at Rethreaded. Rethreaded works to restore choice, eliminate vulnerabilities to exploitation and break the cycle of generational trauma for survivors of human trafficking by providing employment, career development, and supportive services. Our Jacksonville volunteers assisted with deconstructing airline seats to get them down to the bare leather. Rethreaded up cycles this leather to create purses and other merchandise for sale on their website and shop. The proceeds directly provide job training and holistic services for survivors of human trafficking. Our volunteers also helped put together thank you boxes for Rethreaded donors. To learn about Rethreaded or donate to the organization visit https://rethreaded.com/.


The Tyson & Mendes Albuquerque office volunteered at Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains. Lutheran Family Services is a non-profit human services agency providing adoption, disaster response, foster care, older adult, family support & education, and refugee & immigration services since 1948. Our Albuquerque volunteers assisted with organizing all the kitchenware donations made to LFS. They ensured everything was arranged neatly and easily accessible for when they are needed. These items are kept on hand to be provided to refuge families. To learn about Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains or donate to the organization visit https://lfsrm.org/.


As part of our T&M Giving program, the Tyson & Mendes Seattle office recently volunteered at Abundance of Hope Center! Abundance of Hope Center’s mission is to end youth homelessness and dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline by providing equitable, culturally responsive, holistic, and person-centered support services to our most at-risk youth ages 12 to 26. Our Seattle volunteers assisted with sorting, organizing and preparing a warehouse full of donations. The school supply donations will be utilized for pop-up stores set up at impacted high schools. This program offers students the opportunity to “shop” while also learning about budgeting. To learn more about Abundance of Hope Center or donate to the organization visit https://www.abundanceofhopecenter.org/.


The Tyson & Mendes Tampa office volunteered with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful provides a unique experience for individuals to make an impact on the community by offering a variety of service projects to work with groups of all ages. Led by enthusiastic Managing Partner, Chas Reynolds, our Tampa volunteers spent an afternoon cleaning up trash along the Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail. With materials provided by KTBB they collected 12 bags of trash and did their part to help keep Tampa Bay beautiful! To learn more about Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful or donate to the organization visit https://www.keeptampabaybeautiful.org/.