Monsanto to Again Donate $2,500 through America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program

Published by admin on August 13th, 2012 - in Uncategorized

Nonprofit organizations in rural America provide more than just services to people in need. They provide hope. Now, farmers like you have a chance to support your favorite local nonprofit organization with a $2,500 donation through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

If you’ve entered the program in the past, please feel free to enroll again. In 2011, Kent and Jenny Walden won the award for the Community Organization Working for Stewardson. This could be the year that you get to choose the non-profit organization that receives $2,500 in your community!

Now through Nov. 30, 2012, eligible farmers can enter for a chance to win $2,500 that can be directed to a local nonprofit in need. Last year, winning farmers directed more than $1 million to 450 community improvement and service organizations across the country.

And new this year, community members can suggest an idea or initiative that needs funding for a nonprofit in their county. Farmers may review the ideas and consider them in their application.

In addition, in communities impacted by drought, the Monsanto Fund will provide twice the financial support. Winning farmers from counties that have been declared natural disaster areas will now receive double the donation, a total of $5,000. These winners may choose where to direct the additional $2,500 disaster relief donation based on community needs brought forth by the drought.

Farmers can apply online at GrowCommunities.com or call 1.877.267.3332 to apply by phone. The Monsanto Fund will select one winner at random from each of the eligible 1,271 counties and winning farmers and recipient nonprofits will be announced in January 2013.

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