Contacts: Angela Allen, America’s Farmers Grow Communities, (314) 694-1333
LOCAL FARMER DIRECTS AMERICA’S FARMERS GROW COMMUNITIES DONATION TO THE INDEPENDENCE MUSTANG FOUNDATION
- Each year, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program partners with local farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits.
- Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, the program provides farmers the opportunity to support and give back to nonprofit organizations they care about in their local communities by enrolling for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice.
- Since 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program has given more than $33 million to over 8,000 nonprofits across rural America.
Independence, IA (February 2019) – County farmer, Jim Beatty, directed $2,500 to The Independence Mustang Foundation through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer. As part of their mission, “The Independence Mustang Foundation will use the funds exclusively for the charitable, educational, and scientific purposes which benefit or support extracurricular activities of the Independence Community School District.” said, Rob Robinson, Mustang Foundation Treasurer.
Celebrating its 10th year, America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support nonprofit organizations strengthening rural communities. The program offers farmers the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice. It has awarded more than $33 million to over 8,000 nonprofits across rural America.
“A better life is Bayer’s goal. Farmers are invested in their communities, they root for their neighbors, and they know when and where there is a need,” said Al Mitchell, Vice President Corporate Engagement, Bayer. “Farmers are one of America’s best resources, which is why Grow Communities partners with them to direct donations to the organizations they are passionate about and that make a positive impact and a better life in communities.”
To learn more about the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, visit www.AmericasFarmers.com or follow on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericasFarmers.
About America’s Farmers
Started in 2010, the America’s Farmers programs, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, have been dedicated to partnering with farmers to strengthen rural communities. The programs provide funding for ag scholarships, nonprofit donations and school STEM grants. Since inception the fund has awarded over $50 million to rural communities. For more information visit AmericasFarmers.com.
About the Monsanto Fund
The Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Bayer employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.