Strengthening Hometown Communities

Strengthening Hometown Communities

Fueling positive impact in agriculture

At CHS, we are fueling positive impact in agriculture and strengthening hometown communities.  It’s not only our corporate responsibility to cultivate opportunity, it’s deeply rooted in who we are as a cooperative.  Today we remain committed to our values of being strong community stewards through partnership and shared success. Read below for more information on how we are supporting hometown communities and advancing the CHS culture of service. 

  • Supporting Communities

    The Seeds for Stewardship program matches contributions for projects in hometown communities. Through this program, cooperatives can apply to receive up to $5,000 in matching funds for local projects that improve ag safety and cultivate ag leaders. Click here to learn more. 


  • Advancing CHS Culture of Service

    CHS employees are active volunteers, and CHS encourages participation in programs that give back where our employees and owners live and work. More than 8,000 employees receive paid time off to volunteer. 

    Each year, CHS employees also organize numerous giving campaigns to raise funds for local community organizations that help those in need. CHS Country Operations employees participate in Harvest for Hunger, an annual food drive that raises more than $725,000 and 610,000 pounds of food for hungry families every year.  

    CHS locations also host United Way campaigns, contributing more than $1.5 million annually to support United Way’s work in our communities. 

    Questions about funding of projects that support hometown communities? Contact 1-800-814-0506 or