Seeds for Stewardship

Seeds for Stewardship

Working together for a greater impact

The Seeds for Stewardship program matches cooperative contributions up to $5,000 for rural communities. If you are a CHS Country Operations location: Apply here by Friday, July 17. The Member Cooperative application closed July 1 and decisions will be communicated in 4 to 6 weeks. 

Grant guidelines

  • Are you a CHS Country Operations location? Apply here by Friday, July 17.
  • Are you a member-cooperative? The Member Cooperative application closed July 1 and decisions will be communicated in 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Grant requests received directly from a local organization are not accepted.
 

 

  • Each cooperative can receive up to $5,000 in matching funds annually.
  • Cooperatives can receive up to two grants per year totaling a maximum of $5,000; $1,000 is the minimum matching contribution considered.
  • Cooperatives with multiple locations are eligible to receive up to two grants per year on behalf of the entire organization, regardless of how many locations they have.

CHS Country Operations applications are due Friday, July 17.  The next cycle of CHS Seeds for Stewardship applications will be accepted Dec. 1, 2020 – Feb. 1, 2021 and May 1 – July 1, 2021. The online application will be available during those times.

Applications are only accepted online. The application link will be available Dec. 1, 2020 – Feb. 1, 2021 and May 1 – July 1, 2021.

  • Grants will be evaluated on a competitive basis and funds are not guaranteed.
  • Priority is given to projects that improve ag safety in rural communities and cultivate ag leaders.

Seeds for Stewardship success stories

CHS Seeds for Stewardship

Other CHS grant programs

CHS and the CHS Foundation support a variety of projects on the national, state and local level.

Learn more about giving guidelines