Stewardship

Stewardship

Through our stewardship initiatives, we extend positive impact of the cooperative system to help agriculture and hometown communities thrive.

Building a brighter future

CHS Stewardship includes the CHS Foundation and CHS Community Giving. Through these funding arms, we invest in programs that develop new generations of ag leaders and strengthen rural communities.

CHS Community Giving

CHS Community Giving provides funding for safety training, supports cooperatives with matching grants, and encourages employees to share their time and resources. CHS Community Giving will invest $5.5 million by 2020 to strengthen hometown communities.

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CHS Foundation

The CHS Foundation is dedicated to developing the next generation of ag leaders through cooperative education, university partnerships and ag leadership programs. The CHS Foundation will invest $8.9 million by 2020 to ignite innovation in agricultural education.

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Backyard Giving Grants

Organizations in the Twin Cities can apply now for up to $5,000 to educate the next generation about agriculture, provide basic needs services or bring the community together to further strengthen the Twin Cities. Applications are accepted until Jan. 1, 2020.

Students benefit from the CHS Foundation university partnerships

The CHS Foundation recently added Miles Community College as a new university partner. Through the CHS Foundation University Partnership program, we support 25 colleges and universities with scholarships and college club mini-grants to students studying agriculture.

CHS Community Giving $100,000 award supports farmer health and well-being

Behavioral health helplines, mental health first aid training, and farm couple getaways to help manage stress and improve communication skills – those are a few projects CHS Community Giving is supporting to help farmers and ranchers navigate the uncertainties and stresses of agriculture production.

Have questions about the programs we support or how to apply for funding?

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CHS Community Giving

We strive to make a meaningful impact in our local communities.

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Ag health and safety

We support local, state and national ag health and safety programs.

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Seeds for Stewardship

Cooperatives: Apply for matching grants to increase your project’s impact.

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Giving guidelines

Find answers to frequently asked questions about our grant programs.

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