Monsanto Fund: Education Grant

Monsanto Fund


Grant amount: Approximately US $40,000

Next anticipated deadline: Aug 31, 2018 9:59pm PDT (Full proposal)

Later anticipated deadlines: Feb 28, 2019 9:59pm PST (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Argentina; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Chile Expand all

Location of residency: Argentina; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Chile Expand all

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Overview:

NOTE:  All applicants must be invited to apply for a grant from Monsanto Fund. Invitation codes can be requested through the Contact Us page. Invited applications are due at the "full proposal" deadlines above. 

We support general educational programs and programs focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that offer innovative approaches to teaching or learning and which foster student achievement. We give priority to programs that use evidence-based methodology.

What kinds of programs will be considered for funding? 

We support high-quality educational programs that enable access to knowledge and empower students and teachers in academic institutions supporting kindergarten to 12th grade/primary schooling. Higher priority is given to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, but also accepting applications to improve basic academic skills in reading, math, and science around the world. Examples of areas of investments are schools, libraries and farmer training programs for students which take place during the school day.

Funding Amounts

In the US, The average grant for K-12 Education is $25,000. Monsanto Fund typically will not support
grants that are larger than 25% of your organization’s operating budget. Internationally, the minimum size international grant we can apply for is US $25,000

What kinds of K-12 Education programs does Monsanto Fund support?

Programs that are focused on:
  • Curriculum Improvement in Math or Science
  • Innovative Uses of Technology to Enhance STEM Learning or Instruction
  • Equipment or Materials to Enhance STEM Learning or Instruction
  • Professional Development for Teachers or School Leaders to Enhance STEM Learning or Instructions
  • Enrichment Programming to Enhance STEM Learning (such as reading/comprehension)
  • Farmer training programs to students during the school day

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • US Eligibility: What types of organizations are eligible to apply for grants in this funding programs
    • Organizations who hold a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status and have been operating as such for a minimum of two years
      • All nonprofits working in schools must upload a completed Partnership agreement
    • Organizations who are units of government under Section 170(c)(1), such as public schools, libraries, villages and municipalities
      • Individual schools must apply through their School District office
    • The nonprofit must be experienced and reputable; The Monsanto Fund does not work with start-up organizations
    • The nonprofit must be financially sound; Proof of most current financial audit is necessary for requests over $10,000
    • Organizations must be located in an eligible Monsanto community
    • Private or independent schools may apply for this program, provided that admission is open to all students in a given community, and at least 50 percent of the students served by the school qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch
  • International Eligibility
    • What types of organizations are eligible to apply for international grants from the MonsantoFund?
    • Organizations who hold a 501(c)(3) tax exempt or an international equivalent public charity.
    • All organizations must be incorporated as a charity and operating for a minimum of two years to be considered for funding.
    • Organizations who are units of government under Section 170(c)(1), such as public schools, villages and municipalities, and private schools primarily serving an economically disadvantaged population.
    • The nonprofit must be experienced and reputable; The Monsanto Fund does not work with start-up organizations.
    • The nonprofit must be financially sound; Proof of most current financial audit is required.
    • Organizations must be located in one of the eligible countries 
  • All funding requests must be for program activities that start after funding decisions are made.
  • All programs must be completed within one year of the start date, except in limited situations where longer programs have been agreed upon.
  • You can apply for either a new program OR an existing program.

Ineligibility:

  • What will Monsanto Fund not fund?
    • Endowments
    • Debt retirements
    • Fraternal, labor or veterans’ organizations, unless the project benefits the general public
    • Consumer or governmental lobbying or advocacy
    • Benefits, dinners, advertisements (sponsorships)
    • Promotion of religious beliefs
    • Trade or business associations
    • Grants for individual aid or personal support
    • Activities that directly support marketing programs
    • Projects in which Monsanto Fund or Monsanto Company has a financial interest, or from which either one could derive a financial benefit.
    • Organizations that do not comply with our Non-Discrimination Policy


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