Pioneer Giving Program

Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc

Grant amount: Up to US $5,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Angola; Argentina; Australia; Austria; Barbados Expand all

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Who We Are

Focusing on the most critical goals

Plenty has changed since our founding in 1926. One thing that hasn't is our guiding principle – our success is based on our customers' success. That belief has helped us become a leading developer and supplier of plant genetics to farmers worldwide. And it's helped those farmers boost productivity, profitability and sustainability.

Pioneer Hi-Bred is a DuPont business. And while we now serve customers in more than 90 countries, we're headquartered in Iowa – right where we have been since 1926.

Pioneering Science

We use the science of the lab and the land to maximize productivity and sustainability of the world's farmland. It's this – our unwavering dedication to research and development – that yields our customers results.


Growing long-standing relationships happens when we listen to customers, walk their fields and share technical resources to develop solutions. We strive to do what's right – operating with fairness, honesty and openness with all stakeholders from customers and business partners to employees and investors.

Creating Value

We build long-term success with products that help growers exceed their goals and with programs that connect them to new markets and profit opportunities. Our unparalleled customer service creates value for farmers worldwide.

Pioneer Giving

Agricultural Innovation that Helps Farmers Around the World Succeed

For more than 85 years, DuPont Pioneer has been working to improve the lives of farm families and rural communities. As the first company to research, develop and sell hybrid seed corn in 1926, our focus was helping farmers increase productivity of corn to support their families, invest in their farms and build stronger rural communities. Many things have changed in eight decades, but our focus is still the same: helping farmers be more productive while supporting the communities in which our employees and customers live and work.

Our Pioneer Giving program works to improve food security by advancing agriculture through science, education, and innovation. We are also committed to enhancing the quality of life for farmers and their communities globally.

Program Areas

DuPont Pioneer's Giving Program provides up to $5,000 for a project or program which focuses on the following:

  • PreK to 12 education (e.g., support of literacy programs, science fairs, supplies for science classrooms, teaching gardens and greenhouses, support of local FFA and 4H programs)
  • Food security (e.g., support of school to home backpack meal programs, food banks, rural meal delivery, congregate meal programs, meals on wheels programs, community gardens)
  • Community betterment (e.g., programs and projects that create sustainable infrastructure to benefit communities in which our employees and customers live and work)

Food Security. While we are working toward the goal of providing nutritious food to 9 billion people by 2015, millions of people today don’t know where their next meal will come from. Food security support could include school to home backpack meal programs, food banks, rural meal delivery, congregate meal programs, meals on wheels programs, community gardens.

Program examples include:

Education. Science education is the key to continuing important advancements in agriculture. Increasing productivity, preserving natural resources, developing healthier plants, oils and animals … it will take a new generation of researchers, agronomists, scientists and farmers to meet lofty goals. Education support could be for a local science fair, classroom science activities, after school activities like Lego League.

Program examples include:

Community Betterment. Vibrant communities support our customers and employees in important ways. We support programs and projects that create sustainable infrastructure for communities in which our employees and customers live and work. Projects could include grain rescue tubes or other support for local rescue teams, a key community improvement effort, or local health and human services projects.

Program examples include:

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


  • Eligible community organizations include:
    • local schools;
    • public charities; and
    • 501c3 organizations.
  • DuPont Pioneer supports communities in which our employees and customers live and work.  


  • The DuPont Pioneer Giving Program does not provide support for:
    • endowment or capital campaigns;
    • state level 4H, FFA, and adult education organizations;
    • gifts to universities, university research, dues and memberships;
    • conference sponsorships;
    • individuals;
    • political candidates;
    • sports teams; or
    • direct talent recruitment.
  • U.S. nonprofit organizations:
    • organizations not eligible for support under the federal IRS code;
    • disease-specific organizations;
    • endowments;
    • fraternal and veterans groups;
    • individuals;
    • political organizations and campaigns;
    • sectarian organizations whose programs are limited to members of one religious group; or
    • organizations that discriminate based on age, race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran status.