News Releases: Giving

  • Thursday December 8, 2016

    To Raise Awareness of Agriculture Opportunities, Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Program Provides Scholarships For Students Pursuing Studies In Farming, Agronomy, Education, Science, Technology, Business, Communications, And More

    • 13 percent of high school and college students are interested in a career in agriculture.
    • Fewer than one in five (19 percent) high school and college students feel they understand agriculture career opportunities.
    • In an effort to raise awareness of job prospects in agriculture, the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program will award more than $500,000 in scholarships in 2017 to students across the country.
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While agriculture has become a hot sector for job growth (USDA Employment Opportunities Report, 2015), a just-released survey shows only 13 percent of high school and college students are interested in pursuing a career in the agriculture industry – and just 3 percent can identify it as one of the best fields for college graduates. The survey, sponsored by America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, a Monsanto Fund program, was conducted inmore...
  • Tuesday October 11, 2016

    5-Year, $3.9 Million Pilot Program To Reach 120 Early Care Centers

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While U.S. food security improved last year, approximately 3 million American households were unable at times to provide adequate, nutritious food for their children, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To address malnutrition and food insecurity impacting young children (birth to age 5), the Monsanto Fund is supporting Healthy Food Alliance for Early Education, a joint program of the American Heart Association and Nemours, with amore...
  • Tuesday August 2, 2016

    Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program Provides Opportunity For Farmers To Make A Difference In Rural Communities Nationwide

    • From Aug. 1 – Nov. 30, eligible farmers can enroll in the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program to win a $2,500 donation to direct to a local eligible nonprofit organization.
    • The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, provides farmers the opportunity to support and give back to a nonprofit of their choice.
    • Since 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program has given more than $22 million to nonprofits across rural America.
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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, themore...
  • Tuesday August 18, 2015

    Grant To Help ISP’s MySci Program Develop Middle School Science Curriculum

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University has partnered once again with the Monsanto Fund to bring high quality science education to every student in St. Louis. The Monsanto Fund has awarded the ISP with a $1,935,000 grant. Over the three-year grant, the ISP will create a hands-on, inquiry and project-based science curriculum for middle school students that integrate elements of engineering, mathematicsmore...
  • Friday July 31, 2015

    Beginning Aug. 1 Farmers Can Nominate Community Organizations for a Chance to Receive $2,500

    ST. LOUIS (July 31, 2015) – Since its inception in 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program has awarded over $19 million to more than 7,000 community nonprofit organizations throughout rural America. Numbers alone, however, don’t tell the real story of how these $2,500 donations are making a significant difference for recipient organizations and members of the communities they serve.The purpose of America’s Farmers Grow Communities is to make a positive impact in communitiesmore...
  • Tuesday July 7, 2015
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Delta Health Alliance and Monsanto are teaming up to improve the health of Delta residents in Bolivar and Washington counties, Mississippi. Monsanto Company is providing Delta Health Alliance with a $500,000 grant to carry out a comprehensive program of physical education for children, greater access to farmers markets, community gardens and nutritious food, and an expansion of the popular Imagination Library program. “more...
  • Wednesday May 6, 2015

    Monsanto to support World Food Program USA to provide immediate relief to survivors

    Mumbai, India, May 6, 2015: Sustainable agriculture company Monsanto has pledged $150,000 (USD) towards relief and rehabilitation efforts in Nepal.The company, which has more than 1,000 employees in the Indian sub-continent, is providing support to World Food Program USA’s (WFP USA)  Emergency Response Fund, a groundbreaking approach to crisis relief that enables the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to reach communities faster and more efficiently. Monsanto’s donation willmore...
  • Friday April 24, 2015

    Voting for National Winner Begins Today at AmericasFarmers.com; Runs Through May 5, 2015

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When Monsanto opened its search for the 2015 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year, the company knew it would get a lot of fantastic nominations. This year, though, the judging was particularly difficult because of all the amazing women who were entered. Today Monsanto, along with the American Agri-Women (AAW) are proud to announce its new 2015 class of regional winners. Beginning today, America can begin voting online for one of these women to bemore...
  • Wednesday April 15, 2015

    Three-Year Commitment Supports STEM Learning Opportunities For Students

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To encourage young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, today Monsanto announced a 3-year, $600,000 commitment to sponsor the FIRST® Championship, a renowned event in the world of competitive robotic design youth programs. St. Louis hosts the 2015 championship next week, April 22-25. “We thank Monsanto for its support of the 2015 FIRST Championship. Due to its generosity, and that of the other FIRSTmore...
  • Tuesday March 31, 2015
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company announced today a $400,000 commitment to partner with and support the efforts of experts working to benefit monarch butterflies. This comes in addition to the company’s earlier announcement of a $3.6 million grant to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). Monsanto’s funding is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to work with experts in support of important biodiversity initiatives. “Monsanto ismore...
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