Farmers have chance to direct $3.3 million to nonprofits
Philanthropic program supports
nonprofits in Illinois
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[August 15, 2014]
LOUIS (August 6, 2014) – Farmers now have the opportunity to
contribute $3.3 million to organizations in their communities. To
honor and support the tradition of service organizations in rural
America, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is
partnering with farmers to direct $2,500 donations to individual
nonprofit organizations. The program benefits 1,324 counties across
Organizations that received funding in the past include fire
departments, food pantries, community groups, and youth service
programs like FFA and 4-H. In the smaller, rural communities
where this program operates, a donation like this can make the
difference in dozens of lives. The results include
better-equipped volunteer fire departments, food pantries
stocked with more fresh produce, improved meeting halls and fair
grounds, and opportunities for youth leadership development.
Since its inception in 2010, Grow Communities has invested more
than $16 million in 6,000 nonprofit organizations across rural
America. In Illinois alone, Grow Communities has provided
$1,232,500 to nonprofit organizations over the past five years.
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America’s Farmers Grow Communities is part of the America’s Farmers
initiative. These programs, supported by the Monsanto Fund, have
awarded over $23 million to rural communities since 2010.
To enroll or learn more, visit
, or call toll-free 877-267-3332.
[Text received; EMILY HEREFORD,
OSBORN+BARR on behalf of MONSANTO]