Cargill Inc.: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: Cargill supports organizations addressing hunger, improving nutrition, and increasing agricultural productivity.

IP TAKE: Cargill offers grants to “select national and global nonprofit and nongovernmental partners.” The company supports organizations working in regions of the world in which it has a business presence.

PROFILE: Cargill Inc.’s corporate giving program is separate from the Cargill Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the company that limits its grantmaking to the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. Grantseekers should also not confuse Cargill, Inc.’s corporate giving program with the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies or the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, which are completely separate entities.

Cargill’s corporate giving program is the philanthropic vehicle of the global agricultural commodities company founded by William Wallace Cargill in 1865.

Corporate giving focus areas include food security and nutrition, education, and environmental stewardship. Its global development-related grantmaking supports “[p]artners working to address hunger, improve nutrition, and increase agricultural productivity.” Past grantees include CARE USA and Heifer International. 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 on grant amounts or past grantees available. Cargill does not make available points of contact regarding its corporate giving program. Grantseekers should consider getting in touch with Cargill Foundation staff for more information as the foundation’s grantmaking closely aligns with its corporate giving program. Cargill accepts unsolicited grant applications online.


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