Foundation / Corporation
08/31/18 11:59 PM CT
Grants averaging $25,000 and grants starting at $25,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits, government agencies, libraries, and schools in multiple regions for K-12 programs in general and STEM education. Applicants must first contact the funding source to obtain an invitation code to apply.
The Monsanto Fund supports programs that inspire and nurture Kindergarten through 12th grade students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), offer innovative approaches to teaching or learning, and foster student achievement in reading and STEM subjects. Priority will be given to programs using evidence-based methodology.
Higher priority is given to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, but also accepting applications to improve basic academic skills in reading, math, and science around the world. Examples of areas of investments are schools, libraries and farmer training programs for students which take place during the school day.
Organizations must be located in an eligible Monsanto community. Eligible communities and countries are listed on the Education grant program webpage.
Examples of eligible programs:
- Curriculum Improvement in Math or Science
- Innovative Uses of Technology to Enhance STEM Learning or Instruction
- Equipment or Materials to Enhance STEM Learning or Instruction
- Professional Development for Teachers or School Leaders to Enhance STEM Learning or Instructions
- Enrichment Programming to Enhance STEM Learning (such as reading/comprehension)
- Farmer training programs to students during the school day
GrantWatch ID#: 178171
The average grant for K-12 Education is $25,000. Monsanto Fund typically will not support grants that are larger than 25% of your organization’s operating budget.
The minimum International grant is US $25,000.
Grant seekers applying for grants in the first cycle should have a project start date no earlier than June 1, and those applying during the second cycle should have a project start date no earlier than December 1. All programs must be completed within one year of the start date, except in limited situations where longer programs have been agreed upon.
The Monsanto Fund rarely funds multi-year grants.
What types of organizations are eligible to apply for grants in this funding program?
- Organizations who hold a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status and have been operating as such for a minimum of two years
- All nonprofits working in schools must upload a completed Partnership agreement
- Organizations who are units of government under Section 170(c)(1), such as public schools, libraries, villages and municipalities
- Individual schools must apply through their School District office
- The nonprofit must be experienced and reputable; The Monsanto Fund does not work with start-up organizations
- The nonprofit must be financially sound; Proof of most current financial audit is necessary for requests over $10,000
- Organizations must be located in an eligible Monsanto community
- Private or independent schools may apply for this program, provided that admission is open to all students in a given community, and at least 50 percent of the students served by the school qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch.
What types of organizations are eligible to apply for international grants from the Monsanto Fund?
- Organizations who hold a 501(c)(3) tax exempt or an international equivalent public charity.
- All organizations must be incorporated as a charity and operating for a minimum of two years to be considered for funding.
- Organizations who are units of government under Section 170(c)(1), such as public schools, villages and municipalities, and private schools primarily serving an economically disadvantaged population.
- The nonprofit must be experienced and reputable; The Monsanto Fund does not work with start-up organizations.
- The nonprofit must be financially sound; Proof of most current financial audit is required.
- Organizations must be located in one of the eligible countries (list of countries found on the drop-down box on the Contact Us page: https://www.monsantofund.org/contact-us/)
What will Monsanto Fund not fund?
- Debt retirements
- Fraternal, labor or veterans’ organizations, unless the project benefits the general public
- Consumer or governmental lobbying or advocacy
- Benefits, dinners, advertisements (sponsorships)
- Promotion of religious beliefs
- Trade or business associations
- Grants for individual aid or personal support
- Activities that directly support marketing programs
- Projects in which Monsanto Fund or Monsanto Company has a financial interest, or from which either one could derive a financial benefit.
- Organizations that do not comply with the Non-Discrimination Policy
Monsanto Fund offers information teleconferences for US grant seekers. Monsanto Fund will provide a program overview and then open the phone lines to take questions from grant seekers. Email your name, organization name, and the call date you plan to attend. You will receive a return email confirmation with the dial-in numbers for the call.
- Monday, July 16th from 3-4pm Central Daylight Time (CDT)
-Thursday, August 2nd from 9-10am CDT
- Monday, August 13th from 12-1pm CDT
Education applications are accepted from invited organizations located in Monsanto communities during two periods annually. The first period opens January 1 and closes February 28 at 11:59:59pm CT (funding decisions made in May/June). The second period opens July 1 and closes on August 31 at 11:59:59pm CT (funding decisions made in November/December).
Applications are accepted by invitation only. If you meet the grant criteria listed on this site and are interested in applying, please contact program staff to provide information about your project. The Fund will either request additional information or share the invitation code.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register for an information teleconference: Grant.Questions@Monsanto.com
Once you have received an invitation code, apply online here: http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=3979&x_proposal_type_id=47336
800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63167
For a list of eligible communities, see the URL for Full Text link below.
USA: Arizona; Arkansas; California; Florida; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Louisiana; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Mexico; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Washington; Wisconsin
USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.