Cargill Inc.: Grants for Conservation

OVERVIEW: Cargill seeks organizations that protect U.S. national resources and promoting sustainable agricultural practices.

IP TAKE: Cargill supports organizations working in regions of the world in which it has a business presence.

PROFILE: Cargill Inc.’s corporate giving program functions separately from the Cargill Foundation, which limits its grantmaking to Minnesota’s Twin Cities region. Grantseekers should not confuse Cargill’s corporate giving program with that of the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies or the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, which are separate entities. The Cargill Foundation supports education, childhood nutrition, and arts & culture.

Cargill’s corporate giving program is the philanthropic vehicle of the global agricultural commodities company founded by William Wallace Cargill in 1865. Cargill’s environmental stewardship program supports organizations that “demonstrate global leadership in protecting our national resources and promote sustainable agricultural practices in our (Cargill’s) communities and supply chains. To learn more about the types of organizations Cargill supports, explore its community partners page.

Cargill only offers grants to support specific projects and programs. It does not award grants for general or ongoing operational support. It also does not make information regarding grant amounts or points of contact regarding its corporate giving program. Grantseekers should contact Cargill Foundation staff for more information. Cargill accepts unsolicited grant applications online.

PEOPLE:

  • Michelle Grogg, Executive Director, Cargill Foundation
  • Tolá Oyewole, Director, Cargill Foundation
  • Stacey Smida, Grants Manager, Cargill Foundation

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