CHS is a global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, agronomy, grains and foods, we’re committed to creating connections to empower agriculture, helping our owners and customers grow their businesses.
CHS offers a breadth of products and services to support our owners and customers every step of the way. Our practical solutions, local expertise and global connections give our farmer-owners and local cooperatives competitive advantages to reach their goals.
CHS is committed to making a meaningful impact in agriculture and rural America. Through our stewardship initiatives, we invest in programs that develop new generations of ag leaders, promote ag safety and strengthen hometown communities.
Cooperatives are owned and governed by members who use its products, supplies, or services and operate in many sectors of the economy. In a cooperative system, people come together to scale buying power, gain access to goods and services and create economic opportunity.
At CHS, our teams work together to provide the products, services and expertise farmers and cooperatives need to feed a growing population. As a CHS employee, you help empower agriculture by creating connections that bring shared success.
CHS is committed to the communities where we live and work. One way we live out the cooperative spirt is by matching cooperative contributions up to $5,000 for projects in rural communities through the CHS Seeds for Stewardship program.
CHS Country Operations locations or CHS member-cooperatives can apply for Seeds for Stewardship grants during the open application periods from May 1 to July 1 or Dec. 1 to Feb. 1. Grant requests received directly from a local organization are not accepted.
Seeds for Stewardship applications are accepted during two application cycles each year. The next application cycles are Dec. 1, 2020 to Feb. 1, 2021 and May 1 – July 1, 2021. The online application will be available during those times.
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.
The Seeds for Stewardship grant program does not fund sports team sponsorships, fundraisers, one-time events, sponsorships, disaster relief, individuals, scholarships, memorials, statues, business-related expenses, economic development or administrative costs.
Seeds for Stewardship success stories
Other CHS grant programs
CHS and the CHS Foundation support a variety of projects on the national, state and local level.