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CHS Seeds for Stewardship Grants

CHS Community Investment
Oct 15, 2024



The CHS Foundation provides matching grants to cooperatives for projects designed to strengthen and uplift hometown communities. Priority is given to projects that enhance agriculture safety, farmer well-being, agriculture education, and rural community vitality.

Project examples include:

  • Health and safety education programs for elementary students
  • Purchase of multi-gas monitors for firefighter safety
  • Purchase of communications equipment for emergency responders
  • Purchase of trucks and equipment for fire safety and prevention
  • Purchase of ventilators and other equipment and services to address COVID-19 related needs
  • Grain bin safety equipment and training
  • Support of food banks

Any member-cooperative or CHS Country Operations location is eligible to apply. Grant requests must be submitted by a cooperative on behalf of a local organization.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $10,000
Award floor: $1,000

Eligible applicants may receive up to 2 grants per year.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application are available on the program website.

Applications are accepted during 3 periods each year.

  • January 1 - February 15
  • May 1 - June 15
  • September 1 - October 15
Tagged as
Agricultural health and safety · COVID-19 · Children and youth · Leadership · Public health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.