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America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies in the
Contiguous States to Support Farming Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Bayer Fund

Deadline Date:

11/01/19 5:00 PM CT


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Grants of $2,500 to USA nonprofit charitable organizations and government agencies in the contiguous states to improve local farming communities. Active farmers will apply for the contest and winning farmers will be asked to choose an eligible charitable organization in their home county to receive the Monsanto Fund donation.

Funding must be used by the selected nonprofit or governmental agency to improve local communities and organizations within the county where the winner farms or resides.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176287

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible Charities will receive a $2,500 Grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Farmer Eligibility – An Eligible Farmer must: 1) be 21 years of age or older at time of enrollment and 3) be actively engaged in farming, in the continental United States, a minimum of 250 acres of one or more crops. A farmer is “actively engaged in farming” if he or she performs the work on the farm or hires and actively manages others who do so.

Eligible Charities – In order to be eligible to receive a grant under the Program (a “Grant”), the charity selected by an entrant (a “Charity”) must be a tax-exempt public charity, meaning that the Charity must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) or as a “unit of government” under Section 170(c)(1). Section 501(c)(3) is a section of the Internal Revenue Code that establishes criteria for tax-exempt charitable organizations. Section 170(c)(1) refers to agencies that conduct business to benefit the public at large, such as public schools, libraries and municipalities. As a rule, the Program does not provide grants to: religious organizations; veterans organizations, political groups; fraternal organizations; or any charity that discriminates against any individual by virtue of his or her race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation (real or perceived), or any characteristic protected by applicable United States federal or state law.

Individuals Not Eligible to Participate – The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the Program: (i) officers, directors, and employees of Bayer Fund (the “Sponsor”), or of any of its representatives or advertising/promotion agencies, or any of their spouses, children, or household members; (ii) officers, directors and employees, of Bayer Corporation, or of any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, or any of their spouses, children, or household members; and (iii) officers, directors and employees of any seed dealer, or any of their spouses, children, or household members.

For ineligible uses of funds, see the Rules page in Pre-Application Information below.

Pre-Application Information:

A) Eligible Farmers may enter the Program online, go to the URL for Full Text link below and submit an entry during the Program Entry Period; or

B) Eligible Farmers may enter the Program by phone and answer all required registration information questions during the Program Entry Period.

On or about November 15, 2019 a computer program will be used to randomly select winning farmers. Winning farmers will be notified by phone in November and December 2019 and officially announced in January 2020 at

Click here to view the Official Rules:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online, go to the URL for Full Text link below.

Phone number for phone-in entries: 1-877-267-3332

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To obtain a copy of the Official Rules or a list of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

America’s Farmers Grow Communities Official Rules
800 North Lindbergh Blvd. B2NA
St. Louis, Missouri 63167

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