Contact: Roger Trail, Royal School District 160, (509) 346-2222
Royal School District awarded America's farmers grow communities donation from local Royal City farmer
- Each year, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program partners with local farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits.
- Grow Communities, which is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, provides farmers the opportunity to support and give back to nonprofit organizations they care about in their local communities by enrolling for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice.
- Since 2010, the Grow Communities program has given more than $29 million to nonprofits across rural America.
Royal City, Washington (March 28, 2018) – County farmer Patrick Lee Jr. directed a $2,500 to Royal School District as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
As part of their mission, Royal School District will use the funds to upgrade the agricultural program’s greenhouse. At Monday evening’s School Board meeting, Superintendent Trail expressed his gratitude for receiving the grant. “Providing improved facilities for our students creates a better environment for student learning.” The Board and Mr. Trail are appreciative for the support provided by Mr. Lee and look forward to having a much-improved greenhouse for the agricultural program.
Since the program began in 2010, the Grow Communities program has partnered with farmers to support nonprofit organizations important to them in their local communities. The program has given more than $29 million to farming communities since its inception, including more than $3 million in 2018. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit they care about in their community. The organizations reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs, food banks and many others.
“Farmers play a pivotal role in rural communities, and through their commitment to the Grow Communities program, we are able to provide the monetary support these nonprofit organizations need
to make an impact,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “We’re proud to play a part in helping these rural communities grow and thrive.”
To see if a nonprofit in your local community is a 2018 America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipient, visit www.GrowCommunities.com. You can also learn more about the Grow Communities program by checking out Facebook.com/AmericasFarmers.
About America’s Farmers
The America’s Farmers campaign highlights the importance of modern U.S. Agriculture through communications and community outreach programs that partner with farmers to impact rural America. To learn more, visit America’s Farmers at www.AmericasFarmers.com.
About the Monsanto Fund
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.