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Win a $2,500 grant for a local charity

The 2019 edition of a program that allows farmers to nominate their favourite community charity or not-for-profit group for a $2,500 grant is now accepting applications. Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities Program gives out two grants in each of the country’s 33 grain-growing regions each year — for a total of $165,000. Nine of those regions […] Read more

Eighteen Alberta community groups get $2,500 grant

A program that allows farmers to nominate their favourite community charity or not-for-profit group for a $2,500 grant attracted a record number of applications this year. The 2018 edition of Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities received 758 farmer applications (a 68 per cent increase from 2017) and 337 charity suggestions (a 200 per cent increase from […] Read more


Grant winners will be randomly drawn from all eligible applications.

Win a $2,500 grant for a group in your community

There’s still time to win a $2,500 grant for a charity or non-profit in your community. Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities will hand out 66 grants in November, two in each of the country’s 33 grain-growing regions — nine of which are in Alberta. Winners will be drawn randomly from all applications received by Sept. 30. […] Read more

Deadline approaching for $1,500 scholarships

Application deadline is May 31

Grade 12 students heading off to college or university this fall to study agriculture or a food-related field are eligible to receive a $1,500 scholarship from the Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program. The program will award 65 scholarships to eligible students. Most will go to young people from farm families, but up to 25 scholarships […] Read more


Win $2,500 for a local charity or non-profit

Applications are now being accepted for Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities program. The program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 grant for their favourite charitable or not-for-profit group in their community. A total of two grants will be awarded in each of the country’s 33 grain-growing regions. Nine of […] Read more

Eighteen good causes championed by farmers receive grants

Thanks to the support of Canadian farmers, 66 rural-based charities and non-profits — including 18 in Alberta — have received a $2,500 grant from the Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities program. The six-year-old program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, gives grants to schools, libraries, historical societies, health and recreational facilities, rural daycares, senior clubs, 4-H groups, […] Read more


Alberta students win Monsanto Fund scholarships

Thirteen young Albertans are among the 65 students who have been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Monsanto Fund. The scholarships are for students entering their first year of agriculture or food-related studies at a Canadian university and college. Traditionally the Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program required applicants to be from a farm and entering […] Read more

Monsanto Fund offering $1,500 scholarships for ag or food studies

Applications for Monsanto Fund scholarships are now being accepted from Grade 12 students who are pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture or food studies. There are 65 scholarships, worth $1,500 each, available (with up to 25 per cent available to students from non-farm backgrounds). Students can now choose to pursue a post-secondary education in agriculture or […] Read more


Monsanto Fund offering 65 scholarships

The Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from Grade 12 students — and this year applicants can be from non-farm backgrounds. The program has traditionally offered 65 entrance scholarships valued at $1,500 each to graduating Grade 12 students from farm families pursuing post-secondary studies in agriculture or agriculture-related fields. This year, eligible […] Read more

Farmers help 18 Alberta charities and non-profits get funding

Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities gives $2,500 grants to organizations nominated by farmers

Eighteen Alberta rural charities and non-profits are among the 66 groups receiving $2,500 grants from the Monsanto Fund as part of the 2015 Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities program. Each was nominated by a local farmer who applied on behalf of their favourite cause. The 2015 edition of the program received 371 entries, with winners drawn […] Read more