The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, partners with eligible farmers to make a difference in their local public school districts. Each year farmers can nominate their district for grants to help enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Once nominated, school districts submit applications to compete for $10,000 or $25,000 grants to help fund projects that enhance STEM curriculum. The program funds awards proximately $2.3 million annually and has given more than 750 grants to rural school districts across the US since 2011.
Past winning programs have helped purchase a 3-D printer so students could produce a prosthetic arm for an Illinois farmer, continue a remote-operated-vehicle science program and build a livestock learning laboratory on a high school campus.
See how other recent grant winners have used their grant funds: