community is at the heart of every award

At Bayer Fund, we believe a farm is more than a place. It’s a future for a family, a community and those it will feed. We’re proud to be part of that future by partnering with farmers to award millions of dollars to thousands of nonprofits, schools and ag students across rural America through the America’s Farmers programs.

We know that these funds help rural communities be resilient and thrive. And we know that they are needed now more than ever.

That’s why we are reimagining Bayer Fund programming in 2021, building on our decade of experience and drawing on our mission to strengthen the farming communities where our customers and employees live and work.

In light of the impending programming changes, we will not be opening the Grow Rural Education program in January 2021. In the spring, we will continue with the announcement of our Grow Communities winning farmers and our Grow Ag Leaders scholarship recipients. Bayer Fund will continue to fund ag scholarships through our partnership with the FFA and will also continue support of rural nonprofits and schools – how exactly we will do that will be announced later in 2021 when we unveil our new programming. We look forward to sharing more information later in 2021!

I want to give back to my community with:

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    A donation to a local non-profit

    Grow Communities

    Supports rural America by offering farmers the chance to win $2,500 to direct to their favorite nonprofit organization.

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  • bettering-biotechnology

    A scholarship for a future ag student

    Grow Ag Leaders

    Gives students pursuing a future in agriculture the opportunity to earn a $1,500 scholarship toward their education.

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About Bayer Fund

Bayer Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education and community development projects.

How Matt Talbot Kitchen Outreach Gives Back to Lincoln, NE

Thanks to a farmer, the Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach in Lincoln, NE was able to help serve thousands of healthy meals to those in need. See their story, and help your own rural community.


A brighter tomorrow for farms starts today with a commitment from Bayer Fund’s America’s Farmers programs. Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs has awarded over $57 million to nonprofits, schools and ag youth organizations across rural America.