Washington Community Schools receives $10,000 grant from Monsanto Fund
Washington Community Schools was named a $10,000 winner in this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
WCS faculty, local farmers and Monsanto representatives will participate in a check presentation ceremony on Friday, Oct. 18, during halftime of the football game which begins at 7:30 p.m. at Case Field in Washington.
America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, offers farmers the chance to nominate a local public school district, which can then compete for a grant of up to $25,000 to enhance math and/or science education. More than 1,150 nominated school districts submitted applications. The Monsanto Fund will invest $2.3 million through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants this year.
America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education helps farmers support math and science education in local rural school districts. Currently in its second year, this program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to support rural education and communities. America’s Farmers Grow Communities, which offers winning farmers the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit organization in their county, is also part of this effort. To date, these programs combined have contributed more than $15 million to rural communities.
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work.