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  • Northwest Iowa School Districts Implement Applied Math and Science Courses with $50,000 in Grants

    Hands-on activities nurture a love of learning and connect abstract concepts to the real world, while achieving desired educational outcomes, according to Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT). The Boyden-Hull Community and West Lyon Community School Districts have been able to provide tools to give students real-life experience with complex concepts in math and science, with...   Full Article »

  • South Central Wisconsin Schools Utilize $35,000 in Grants to Cultivate Learning

    In South Central Wisconsin, farmer contributions reach past the dinner table and into the classroom. In 2013, Wisconsin farmers nominated the Oregon School District and the Waupun Area School District for math and science grants through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The results of this support are evident throughout both districts...   Full Article »

  • Kansas School Districts Implement $45,000 in Grants for Greenhouses and Outdoor Classrooms

    Rural school districts in Kansas are digging into math and science education by taking the classroom outdoors and into the garden. One way districts are growing interest among students is by building greenhouses that provide hands-on learning opportunities. In Kansas, Southern Lyon County School District, Grinnell Public Schools, and North Jackson USD 335 initiated...   Full Article »

  • Delaware School District Purchases iPads with Monsanto Fund Grant for Science Courses

    Introducing iPads into Smyrna School District’s agriscience classrooms has provided new learning opportunities on a device that many students already enjoy using. The Delaware school district purchased iPads for five classrooms, thanks to a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.   Full Article »

  • Students in Northern Oklahoma Multiply Knowledge through Applied Math and Science

    Our nation’s future prosperity is closely linked with student success in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, according to the STEM Education Coalition. In an effort to bridge the gap between the classroom and real-world challenges, Pond-Creek Hunter Schools in Oklahoma used a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education...   Full Article »

  • Indiana Schools Take Hands-On Learning to a New Level through Monsanto Fund Grants

    Across Indiana, school districts are teaching students about the challenges of the real world. With an increasing number of hands-on learning opportunities, students can develop a whole new set of skills. This past year, $160,000 in grants was awarded to 13 Indiana school districts through farmer nominations and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the...   Full Article »

  • Monsanto Fund Grant Provides Learning Lab and Valuable Experiences for Students in Arkansas School District

    The Monsanto Plant Science Learning lab has offered endless opportunities for students in Valley View School District in Jonesboro, Ark. Last year, the district received a $25,000 grant through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The award has allowed Valley View to initiate projects that offer students a broad perspective in many fields...   Full Article »

  • The Monsanto Fund Grants Helped Transform the Community of Gunung Mas in Lampung, Indonesia

    The Monsanto Fund program helped transform the remote community of Gunung Mas in Lampung, Indonesia by bringing clean water, public education and services for 1,200 people in need. The partnership with the community, various levels of government and farmers associations helped the community to improve their quality of life while it also helped shape the village’s future.   Full Article »

  • Missouri School District Receives $10,000 Grant to Update Lab Equipment and Technology

    Students in the Fayette R-III School District in Fayette, Mo., can look forward to a more engaging and robust science curriculum. Thanks to the support of local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, Fayette R-III received a $10,000 grant to update its lab equipment and improve technology access in upper-level science classes.   Full Article »

  • Ohio School District Receives $25,000 Grant to Implement Math Mania

    An Ohio school district is introducing Math Mania, a program that incorporates technology into the math curriculum to improve student achievement. Thanks to the support of local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, Wayne Trace Local School District received a $25,000 grant to purchase tablets for seventh and eighth grade math classes, allowing...   Full Article »

  • Illinois School District Receives $10,000 Grant to Update Science Lab

    The Bushnell-Prairie School District’s science lab has come a long way since the building was built in 1959 in Bushnell, Ill. This year, it will be enhanced with brand new equipment. Thanks to the support of local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, Bushnell-Prairie received a $10,000 grant to update and modernize the district’s science lab.   Full Article »

  • Indiana Community School Corporation Receives $10,000 Grant for New Technology

    Morgan Elementary School students in Ramsey, Ind., will soon be learning through hands-on, interactive technology. Thanks to the support of local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, North Harrison Community School Corporation received a $10,000 grant to purchase iPads for use in math and science classrooms in the elementary school.   Full Article »

  • Wisconsin School District Receives $10,000 Grant to Build Greenhouse

    Thanks to the support of local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, the Clintonville School District in Clintonville, Wis., is building a new greenhouse to help students learn and grow due to a $10,000 grant.   Full Article »

  • Iowa School District Receives $25,000 Grant to Improve STEM Curriculum

    Students who commit to courses of study related to STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) are 35 percent more likely to finish college, according to Education Week. Thanks to the support of local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, Western Dubuque Community School District in Iowa received a $25,000 grant to increase student engagement in STEM by...   Full Article »

  • Illinois Public School District Receives $25,000 Grant to Update Technology

    Gaining experience with technology is important for student development. Thanks to the support of local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, Griggsville-Perry Public School District, Ill., received a $25,000 grant to integrate STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) with the National Core Curriculum Standards.   Full Article »

  • Kansas Public School District Receives $10,000 Grant for Plasma Cutter

    Students in Girard USD 248, Kan., will soon be learning new skills in class. Thanks to the support of local farmers and America’s Grow Rural Education, Girard USD 248 received a $10,000 grant to purchase a technology-driven plasma cutter, which will allow the district to offer new vocational courses.   Full Article »

  • Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ Robotics Team from Roxana Wins at State Tournament

    TBot 907 from Roxana, one of Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ (GSSI) Robotics Teams, won the “Core Values Inspiration” award at the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) state tournament on Jan. 18 at University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. The "Core Values Inspiration" award, is awarded to the team, "that is empowered by their FLL experience and displays extraordinary...   Full Article »

  • North Dakota Public School District Receives $10,000 Grant to Implement Robotics Program

    Students at Manvel 125 Public School District, N.D., will soon experience STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) through a new robotics program. Thanks to the support of local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, Manvel 125 School District received a $10,000 grant to purchase LEGO robotics kits, Chromebook laptops and computer software...   Full Article »

  • Trapped Worker Saved by Equipment Bought Via Monsanto Fund Grant

    For the past two years, the Farmer City (Ill.) Fire Protection District has obtained grant money through the Monsanto Fund US Site Grant program to purchase updated equipment. In 2013, the fire department received a $20,000 grant, which it used to purchase new ropes, pulleys, carabineers, and stoke baskets. As it turned out, the grant also helped saved a life.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto Fund and Partners Improve Lives for Residents with Access to Clean Water in Indonesia

    Access to clean water is a necessity, but not a reality for everyone. Monsanto Indonesia and the Monsanto Fund teamed up with Habitat for Humanity and Bina Swadaya Konsultan to address water issues in Indonesian villages.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto Fund China Green Village Completes Fourth Project

    The Monsanto Fund China Green Village is a long-term charity project that has successfully improved the areas of Hebei, Jilin and Guangxi Province for the past several years with establishing biogas-generating pits, improving agricultural machineries, providing extensive technology trainings for farmers and building water towers in farming communities.   Full Article »

  • St. Louis Symphony In Unison® Chorus Presents Too Hot To Handel: A Gospel Messiah

    The renowned IN UNISON Chorus will perform two holiday concerts at Powell Hall this holiday season. Thanks in part to a $160,000 grant just received from the Monsanto Fund, IN UNISON presented Too Hot to Handel: A Gospel Messiah at Powell Hall December 12-13, 2013.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto Fund supports fire departments across Indiana through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

    According to the U.S. Fire Administration, approximately 1,375,000 fires were reported in the United States last year. Firefighters are overworked across the country, but the problem is acute in rural areas, where most departments are staffed by volunteers. These rural, volunteer fire departments are especially reliant on supplemental funding.   Full Article »

  • Gateway Greening Receives $205,000 Grant From The Monsanto Fund To Support Youth Gardens Throughout St. Louis

    Gateway Greening, a St. Louis non-profit organization promoting urban gardening, has received a $205,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund to continue to support youth garden programs throughout St. Louis over the next two years.   Full Article »

  • Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Awarded $20,000 Grant from the Monsanto Fund

    Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) received a $20,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund this summer to support Girl Scout robotics teams in Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties. Robotics are a key component of GSSI’s commitment to giving girls opportunities and guidance in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM).   Full Article »

  • Community Performance Ensemble Awarded $10,000 Grant from Monsanto Fund

    This year, the Community Performance Ensemble of East St. Louis concluded four years of repairs and renovation and celebrated the transformation of a former East St. Louis elementary school into the Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. The grand opening included the announcement of the organization’s new after-school program, “Growing Through the Arts,” funded through a $10,000 grant donated by the Monsanto Fund.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto Fund Jumpstarts Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Robotics Program with Grant

    Exploring machines and strengthening abilities in math, science and engineering will be just a few of the things available to Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund to participate in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST®) Robotics program.   Full Article »

  • Chesterfield Arts Receives $15,000 Grant from Monsanto Fund

    This summer, Chesterfield Arts in west St. Louis County received a $15,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, which was directed to the Kaleidoscope Program, an arts education initiative enabling children with Down syndrome and autism to cultivate their creativity.   Full Article »

  • YMCA’s Science Gone Mad Program Awarded $212,000 Grant by Monsanto Fund

    The YMCA of Greater St. Louis received a grant this summer from the Monsanto Fund in the amount of $212,000 to fund the Science Gone Mad program over the next two years. The program works with middle school students to improve math and science skills and overall academic growth.   Full Article »

  • The Magic House Creates Sid The Science Kid Exhibit With Support From The Monsanto Fund

    This summer, The Magic House received a generous grant from the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto, for the Museum to create Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!   Full Article »

  • Challenger Learning Center Receives More Than $51,000 Grant from Monsanto Fund for “Sprouting Astronaut” Program

    This summer, the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis received a grant of $51,394 from the Monsanto Fund to continue the “Monsanto Sprouting Astronauts Program.” The program provides Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs to fifth-grade teachers and students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto Fund Awards Craft Alliance $40,000 Grant

    Thanks to the generosity of the Monsanto Fund, more than 400 students throughout 14 St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) will be able to participate in CA’s ArtSmarts program. Filling a void in urban schools with under-funded arts curriculums, ArtSmarts is a unique educational arts program.   Full Article »

  • MySci Resource Center opens Feb. 18

    Refurbished with the help of a $2.2 million grant from the Monsanto Fund, the MySci Resource Center will house educational classrooms, meeting rooms and a warehouse of educational science materials.   Full Article »

  • Dance St. Louis Receives $70,000 in Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Monsanto Fund

    Dance St. Louis, the leading nonprofit dance presenter in the Midwest, has received $70,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Monsanto Fund. Dance St. Louis is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant.   Full Article »

  • St. Louis Symphony Receives $160,000 from Monsanto Fundto Support In Unison® Program

    America SCORES St. Louis will celebrate the Power of Poetry at the 8th annual Poetry SLAM on November 15 - thanks in part to a $25,000 grant award from the Monsanto Fund. America SCORES students from seven urban elementary schools will take to the stage to perform original poems they’ve created to celebrate the completion of a successful fall season of creative writing.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto Fund Awards $25,000 to America SCORES St. Louis Funding to Help Support Power of Poetry Event on November 15

    America SCORES St. Louis will celebrate the Power of Poetry at the 8th annual Poetry SLAM on November 15 - thanks in part to a $25,000 grant award from the Monsanto Fund. America SCORES students from seven urban elementary schools will take to the stage to perform original poems they’ve created to celebrate the completion of a successful fall season of creative writing.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto Fund Donates $1 Million to Teach For America Math and Science Initiative In St. Louis

    The Monsanto Fund announced today a $1 million investment in Teach For America’s local efforts to expand educational opportunity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto grants $2.2 million to help expand MySci

    Washington University in St. Louis’ Institute for School Partnership has received a $2.2 million grant from the Monsanto Fund to take the institute’s cornerstone program, MySci, to the next level.   Full Article »

  • Rural School Districts Receive Grants of up to $25,000

    Monsanto announced today at the Farm Progress Show that 176 school districts in 35 states have been selected to receive grants of up to $25,000.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto Announces Commitments to Support Drought Stricken Farmers and Rural Communities

    As U.S. farmers face the worst drought in more than 25 years, Monsanto today announced new commitments to support farmers and the rural communities where they live that have been impacted by severe drought conditions.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto Fund Supports Muny Community Outreach with $20,000 Grant

    The Muny proudly announces a generous $20,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund in support of Community Outreach, helping make exceptional musical theatre accessible to all.   Full Article »

  • St. Louis Language Immersion Schools Receive $25,000 Monsanto Fund Grant

    Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, announced a $25,000 grant to St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS). SLLIS will use the funds to improve its outdoor science classroom at its current location on Papin Street, and to create a new outdoor science classroom at its new location on Pine Street.   Full Article »

  • Maryville University Receives $100,000 from Monsanto Fund

    Educators at Maryville University will develop new approaches for teaching chemistry in high schools thanks to a generous $100,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto Funds Challenger Learning Center's "Sprouting Astronaut" Program with $48,000 Grant

    The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis has been awarded a grant of $48,686 from the Monsanto Fund to provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-based programs to 5th-grade teachers and students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto Fund Makes $50,000 Lead Gift to Jazz St. Louis Education Program

    Jazz St. Louis announced it has received a $50,000 lead gift to its JazzU education program for the 2012-13 academic year. The JazzU program provides weekly, private instruction in ensemble playing, improvisation, music theory, and listening strategies to students across the greater metropolitan St. Louis region. The Monsanto Fund lead gift allows Jazz St. Louis to continue offering the JazzU program at no cost to students and reimbursing students for transportation costs when necessary.   Full Article »

  • U.S. Department of Education Announces the 2012 Teacher Incentive Fund

    Learn more about the 2012 Teacher Incentive Fund competition on the U.S. Department of Education website. To apply for the fund, view the applicant requirements and submit your Notice of Intent to Apply by June 26, 2012. The deadline for Transmittal of Applications is July 27, 2012.   Full Article »

  • Missouri Botanical Garden Receives $3 Million Gift From Monsanto Company Toward Development of a World Flora Online

    The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A. has received a generous three-year, $3 million gift from Monsanto Company to support its work on the development of a World Flora Online. The World Flora is an international collaborative effort involving the leading botanical institutions worldwide to develop the first-ever comprehensive, authoritative and accessible online resource for the world’s approximately 400,000 known plant species.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto gift of $1 million will help fund new UMSL at Grand Center

    A $1 million gift from Monsanto Company to build a community education center in Grand Center will mean the University of Missouri–St. Louis can further its urban mission and strengthen the partnerships it has with the region’s media, arts and educational institutions.   Full Article »

  • The Monsanto Fund and the Arts and Education Council Award $20,000 in Grants to Rural Communities

    The Monsanto Fund, in collaboration with the Arts and Education Council, has awarded $20,000 in grants to ten arts and arts education programs dedicated to bringing artists and entertainers into the classrooms and performance venues of the region's rural communities.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto Company Donates $100,000 on Behalf of Farmer Coalition for Support of Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

    On behalf of the National Black Growers Council (NBGC), Monsanto Company donated $100,000 to the Washington DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation Project, Inc. in support of the recently dedicated Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.   Full Article »

  • Museum of Ventura County's Agriculture Museum Receives Monsanto Fund Grant

    Agriculture is an industry with a rich history, and the Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum hopes to share that history with its community. With the help of employees at Monsanto’s Oxnard, Calif. site, it is now a little closer to that goal.   Full Article »

  • Iowa Y-Camp Receives Monsanto Fund Grant to Restore Damaged Creek

    Thanks in part to a grant from the Monsanto Fund, the Greater Des Moines Y-Camp will soon be on its way back to normal more than a year after the flood that radically reshaped Lost Canyon Creek and made its banks inaccessible and dangerous to campers.   Full Article »

  • Ohio Community Receives Monsanto Fund Grant to Improve Live Science Classroom

    Budget cuts and limited funding for technology often hinder local organizations, but Ohio's Darke County Park District recently partnered with Monsanto’s site in Greenville, Ohio, to receive a grant that will be used to update its live science classroom.   Full Article »

  • $10,000 and $25,000 Grants Available to Rural School Districts Through America's Farmers Grow Rural EducationSM

    Statistics show that the United States ranks only 25th in math scores and 21st in science compared to 30 industrialized nations. These facts show that education is strongly in need of support.   Full Article »

  • St. Louis Symphony Receives $158,000 from Monsanto Fund to Support IN UNISON Program

    The St. Louis Symphony announced it has received $158,000 from the Monsanto Fund to support the IN UNISON® program and continue and strengthen the program’s mission.   Full Article »

  • South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics Receives Monsanto Fund Grant

    The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics provide challenging programs for students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. It cultivates academically motivated individuals that will become the next generation of researchers and problem solvers in both South Carolina and the nation as a whole.   Full Article »

  • Austin Children's Museum Receives Grant from the Monsanto Fund

    Educating the next generation in unique and innovative ways is what the Austin Children’s Museum is all about. The museum is working hard to mold the next generation into creative problem solvers by inspiring curiosity, rewarding risk and encouraging questions.   Full Article »

  • Habitat for Humanity Indonesia and the Monsanto Fund Provide Access for Agricultural Irrigation and Clean Water for People of Tuban

    Monsanto Indonesia, the Monsanto Fund and Habitat for Humanity (HFH) have teamed up to build irrigation facilities, appropriate housing and access to clean water for the inhabitants of Sambungrejo Village of Indonesia. More than 1000 inhabitants of Tuban will benefit from the program.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto Fund Grant Helps Girl Scouts Gain Leadership Experience

    Leadership and having a positive self-image are vital characteristics young women should develop at an early age. Recently, the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council partnered with Monsanto's site in Soda Springs, Id. to help girls from low-income households acquire qualities such as these.   Full Article »

  • Iowa's Living History Farms Receives Monsanto Fund Grant

    Rural America is made of passionate people and organizations. Living History Farms is one such organization, and Monsanto nominated and helped it receive a $20,000 grant to honor its dedication to the betterment of agriculture and rural America.   Full Article »

  • Monsanto and Habitat for Humanity Team Up to Improve Sanitation in Indonesia

    Thanks to the efforts of Monsanto Indonesia, Habitat for Humanity Indonesia and the Monsanto Fund, approximately 1,700 residents in two villages in Malang, Indonesia, have gained access to clean water, sanitation facilities and programs that use manure to produce biogas in households.   Full Article »