Seeds for Stewardship

Seeds for Stewardship

Working together for a greater impact

The CHS Seeds for Stewardship program matches cooperative contributions for projects in rural communities. Cooperatives can receive up to $5,000 in matching funds for local projects that improve ag safety or cultivate ag leaders.

Grant guidelines

  • Any member-cooperative or CHS Country Operations location.
  • Grant requests must be submitted by a local cooperative. Grant requests received directly from a local organization will not be 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.

The Seeds for Stewardship grant application is now closed. The next application period is open from Dec. 1, 2019- Feb. 1, 2020.

All applications must be submitted online during the open application time frame. The application link will be posted when the application is available.

  • 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

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Other CHS grant programs

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

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