Bayer Fund Teams with Farmers to Direct Funds to Local Nonprofits

America's Farmers Grow Communities Program Returns to Support Organizations that Keep Communities Thriving

posted on 8/19/2022 in Press Releases

  • Now through Nov. 1, eligible farmers can enroll in the Bayer Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities program for the chance to direct $5,000 donations to local eligible nonprofits, schools or ag programs.
  • America’s Farmers programs have awarded $65 million to thousands of nonprofits, schools and ag students across rural America since its inception in 2010.
  • To enroll for a chance to direct a donation, farmers can visit or call 1-877-267-3332 toll-free.

Bayer Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is once again teaming up with farmers across the country to find and fund the organizations and institutions that keep their communities thriving. From August 1 to November 1, eligible farmers can enroll for the chance to direct a $5,000 donation to a local eligible nonprofit organization, school or youth agriculture program.

Since its inception in 2010, America’s Farmers initiatives have awarded more than $65 million to thousands of schools and nonprofit organizations across the country. Farmers have played a key role in identifying and directing funds to programs and organizations that contribute to their communities’ health and vibrancy, such as food banks, schools and agriculture programs.

In 2013, local farmers, Ron and Renee Fricke directed a Grow Communities donation to St. Anthony Regional Hospital. The gift was used to support the Spiritual Care Endowment at St. Anthony.

“We appreciate the Frickes and America’s Farmers Grow Communities for selecting this important program for their generous support,” said Trish Roberts, Foundation Director. “This is a great way for our agricultural supporters to easily support St. Anthony with the charitable dollars already set aside by the Bayer Fund.”

Farmers are eligible to enroll in Grow Communities if they are 21 years of age or older and are actively engaged in farming at least 250 acres of any crop.

“Grow Communities is a special program because we work closely with farmers to find and fund nonprofit organizations that make a positive impact in their communities,” said Al Mitchell, Bayer Fund President. “Every year, we hear from farmers and Grow Communities recipients who tell us the dollars are making a difference. Because of this feedback, the Bayer Fund team is excited to continue to help strengthen rural communities through this program.”

To enroll or learn more about Grow Communities, including program eligibility and rules, farmers can visit or call 1-877-267-3332 toll-free. Winners will be announced February 2023.


About America’s Farmers: America’s Farmers, sponsored by Bayer Fund, is focused on strengthening rural America through community outreach programs that partner with farmers to make an impact in communities where farmers live and work.  The programs have given more than $60 million to rural America since 2010.

About Bayer Fund: Bayer Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education and community development projects.