Program helps farmers win more than $3 million in donations for their local communities
ST. LOUIS — Rural communities are the backbone of America, and starting on Aug. 1, 2016, eligible farmers will have the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to a local eligible nonprofit organization. As part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, more than $3 million of financial support will be provided to nonprofits across rural America in 2017.
Since the program began in 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program has awarded more than $22 million in donations to a broad cross-section of organizations that reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others. Across America, more than 8,000 organizations have received monetary donations toward causes positively impacting farming communities.
“We are excited to team up with farmers once again to help support the causes that mean the most to them and that have an impact in their local communities,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “Because of their commitment to this program, thousands of nonprofit organizations have been able to enhance the important programs and services they provide, having a positive impact on the communities they serve.”
Farmers can enroll in the America’s Farmers Community Outreach program from Aug. 1 to Nov. 30, 2016. Online enrollment, as well as a complete list of program rules and eligibility information, can be found at www.GrowCommunities.com or by calling 1-877-267-3332 toll-free. Consumers can follow Grow Communities on Facebook to learn more about the program at facebook.com/AmericasFarmers.