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Bayer’s Grow Communities $5,000 grant applications now open


Bayer has announced the opening of farmers enrollments in Grow Communities — a program that gives $5,000 grants to the rural nonprofits, education efforts, and initiatives that keep rural America thriving. 

Since 2010, the America’s Farmers program has awarded more than $65 million, providing everything from 3D printers and STEM education to funding food banks in underserved America. 

From now until November 1, eligible farmers can enroll for the chance to direct a $5,000 donation to a local eligible nonprofit organization, school, or youth agriculture program. 

“Grow Communities is a special program because we work closely with farmers to find and fund nonprofit organizations that make a positive impact in their communities,” said Al Mitchell, Bayer Fund President. “Every year, we hear from farmers and Grow Communities recipients who tell us the dollars are making a difference. Because of this feedback, the Bayer Fund team is excited to continue to help strengthen rural communities through this program.”

Farmers are eligible to enroll in Grow Communities if they are 21 years of age or older and are actively engaged in farming at least 250 acres of any crop. Winners will be announced in February 2023.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities help to lift up and support rural communities one grant at a time. 

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