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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits and Agencies
in Eligible Regions for Youth, Public Safety, and the Arts

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Monsanto Fund

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Deadline Date:

08/31/18 11:59 PM CT


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Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits, government agencies, libraries, and schools in multiple regions for community development in communities where the funding source has a business presence. Applicants must request an invitation to apply prior to submitting a proposal. Program areas include youth development, public safety, and the performing arts.

The Monsanto Fund supports communities where Monsanto employees live and work by investing in programs providing community development support. Grants are awarded for projects focused on performing arts (St. Louis, MO only), youth development (after school and summer programs, with priority placed on STEM or agriculture programs) and public safety.

Monsanto Fund supports Community Development programs in US Monsanto communities and International (outside the US) countries that address needs in three categories:

-Performing Arts – Programs that support education of young and emerging artists or provide access to live productions of dance, theater, and/or music events (Note: only available in St. Louis, MO, Monsanto’s headquarter community)

-Youth Development – Programs that take place outside of the regular school day which provide a young person with opportunities to enhance their skills and interests through exposure to STEM or agriculture

-Public Safety - Projects in rural and under-resourced areas needing sanitation, access to clean water, public safety, and various other local needs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183038

Estimated Size of Grant:

US Grants: Grant award amounts in the Community Development category vary significantly, depending on the size of the community, the type of programming, and the reach of the organization. Monsanto Fund typically will not support grants that are larger than 25% of your organization’s operating budget.

International Grants: The smallest grant the Monsanto Fund will consider is US $25,000.

Term of Contract:

The Monsanto Fund rarely funds multi-year grants. If the success of your program depends on a timeline of greater than one year, you should discuss this with your Monsanto Fund contact.

All funding requests must be for program activities that start after funding decisions are made. 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 term programs have been agreed upon.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

US Eligibility:
-Organizations who hold a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status or an international equivalent 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) or an international equivalent, such as public schools, 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. See the URL for Full Text link below for a list of eligible communities.
-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.

International Eligibility:
-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.

Not Funded:
-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

Pre-proposal Conference:

RSVP to attend an information teleconference. 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 (listed below). 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

Pre-Application Information:

The first period opens January 1 and closes February 28 at 11:59:59pm Central Time (CT) with funding decisions made in May/June. The second period opens July 1 and closes August 31 at 11:59:59pm CT with funding decisions made in November/December

Applications to the Monsanto Fund are by invitation only. If the project for which you are seeking support is located in a Monsanto community and if you do not have an invitation code, please request an invitation from the funding source. Your local Monsanto Fund representative will be notified and will contact you with an invitation code if they are interested in supporting your project.

Grant decisions will be communicated by email. Notifications will be sent by June 1 for the first cycle and by December 1 for the second cycle.

Contact Information:

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:

Apply Online:

Monsanto Fund
800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63167

P.O. Box 9004, Stuart, FL 34995
Telephone (855) 574-1240
Fax (772) 283-2550

Grant Coverage Areas:

All eligible organizations must be located within approximately 30 miles of a Monsanto site community. See the URL for Full Text link for a list of eligible communities.

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

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.