Bayer Fund Grants Program

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1) Objective

Since 1964, the Bayer Fund (previously Monsanto Fund) has worked to improve people’s lives. As agriculture evolves, so does the Bayer Fund’s efforts to improve the lives of people around the world by providing resources to meet their needs. The Fund has partnered with more than 6,000 schools and 12,000 organizations in 47 countries across six continents. This work has led to over 15,000 community grants around the world that have improved educational resources, addressed critical needs and made millions of meals possible. The primary focus is to assist families in under-resourced areas within the communities served, with an emphasis on children.

This grant opportunity is funding projects in the following areas: (1) food & nutrition: high-quality food & nutrition programs that address malnutrition by helping to ensure access and use of nutritious foods. Projects might include community gardens, food distribution programs, and nutrition education; (2) education: general educational programs and programs focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that offer innovative approaches to teaching or learning and which foster student achievement; and (3) community development: 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.

2) Eligibility

Eligible organisations include public charities incorporated in the U.S. and working in a foreign country, indigenous public charities, units of government, private schools primarily serving an economically disadvantaged population, and private hospitals primarily serving an economically disadvantaged population.

3) Location

They fund projects in selected focus countries in South America, Europe & The Middle East, Africa and Asia.

4) Budget

The smallest grant they consider is $25,000.

5) Application

They accept international applications from organisations to fund projects located in eligible countries during two periods annually. The first period ranges from January 1 – February 28. The second period ranges from July 1 – August 31. Applications to the Bayer Fund for international regions are by invitation only. If the project that is seeking support for is located in an eligible country, the organization profile and current/past project information can be submitted. A local Bayer Fund representative will be notified and will contact the applicant if they are interested in supporting the project.

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